Occupy security eased, mounted police return, Indy Hall co-housing, Philly’s affordable, and Robert A. M. Stern’s new museum

Security around City Hall has been eased in light of the peaceful behavior of Occupy Philadelphia, NewsWorks reports, reducing the city’s costs. No word still on when construction at Dilworth Plaza will start and whether Occupy will dig in for a fight or where they will move.

Philadelphia’s mounted police unit is getting a new home in Fairmount Park, The Inquirer reports. The unit disbanded in 2004, but now has 12 horses boarded in Bustleton. The Philadelphia Police Foundation is raising money for the $1.4 million barn through its “Pony Up” campaign.

Independents Hall is taking its co-working experiment to the next level with a co-housing project in Kensington South. Philadelphia magazine has the story.

Flying Kite looks at the cost of living in Philly and finds it’s rent is lower than cities like New York, Seattle, Chicago, and Baltimore. Young people are taking notice, as recent census data reveals, the population of people 20-34 rose 14.7%.

Robert A. M. Stern will design the new Museum of the American Revolution, The Inquirer reports. The American Revolution Center will build the new museum at the site of the old Independence Park visitor center at 3rd and Chestnut. Stern says his design will be an interpretation of traditional Philadelphia building design and materials.


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