Historical Commission debates demolition for University City properties

    The University of Pennsylvania and the Episcopal Cathedral both requested demolition permission at a recent Historical Commission Meeting.


    According to PlanPhilly‘s coverage of the eight-hour session, The University of Pennsylvania’s request was granted allowing the demolition of a historic, but “badly altered” property at 40th and Pine to proceed.

    However, the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral’s request was put on hold, halting its plans for a 25-story residential tower at 38th and Chestnut.

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