Welcome to the working week, Streeters. After a beautiful weekend we’re in for a weird weather day: a warm, blustery day with bands of rain, followed by a big temperature drop overnight.
Governor Tom Corbett and his three immediate predecessors are resorting to begging lawmakers to resolve the state’s transportation funding crisis, the Associated Press reports. The Pennsylvania House could vote as early as this week on a funding bill, but a sticking point about wage requirements remains unresolved.
The Lincoln at Locust and Camac streets could finally see new life after years in decline and redevelopment limbo, Hidden City Daily explains in. The historic apartment building suffered a gutting fire in 2006 and the property’s redevelopment has been stop-start, marked by lawsuits, and threats to condemn the property. David Perlman’s Pelican Properties purchased the property (as Twelve22 LP) from troubled Brooklyn-based developer Jacob Ungar.
A blighted chunk of the 4200 block of Powelton Avenue is being redeveloped by the People’s Emergency Center. Naked Philly has a project update on Bingham Place, where PEC is constructing seven affordable housing units for formerly homeless women and families with special needs accompanied by case managers and connections to social services provided by PEC.
Developer Ori Feibush is officially running for City Council, and has started fundraising for his run against 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson in 2015, reports Philly Mag. Feibush hasn’t been shy about criticizing Johnson, and the rumor that he’d run for office has floated for months.
Fishtowners wonder: Where’s the bread? NewsWorks talks to residents about something missing from the neighborhood’s foodie resurgence – from adventurous pizza to cupcakes aplenty – there is no retail bread bakery.