The REM Network reports that mayor Street has awarded the area of Frankford Avenue between Sellers and Margaret over $1,000,000 in redevelopment funds.
Mayor John Street launched the ReStore Philadelphia Corridors program with an initial round of $21 million in funding. The program is a complement to the ongoing Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, and it was split among 36 neighborhoods.
Fox News reported on Friday that demolition has begun on Deal Street. I am not sure how long the link will be available but here it is: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=4033251&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1
When is demolition of a house a good idea. When the structure is such an eyesore or hazard that we have no choice. The Northeast Times reports http://www.northeasttimes.com/2007/0719/homes.html that 43 properties are slated to be demolished in Frankford. Although we are seeing a fair number of properties being reborn there are also a large number that look beyond hope. Elimination of those dangerous eyesores can’t help but make the neighborhood more attractive to future development. When the dust settles, we will have taken another step on the road to the “Next Great Neighborhood in the Next Great City”.