October 21: Navy Yard groundbreaking | Reading Viaduct advocates unite | Crackdowns at Broad and Olney | Future Fabric Row | Wharton Hall restoration

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s your Monday Buzz: 

Today Liberty Property Trust and Synterra will break ground on a new Navy Yard headquarters for Franklin Square Partners. The Business Journal reports on the four-story building being built near the new Courtyard by Marriott, which was designed by DIGSAU. Franklin Square Partners will relocate from the Cira Center.

Reading Viaduct Project and Friends of the Rail Park are officially joining forces under the name Friends of the Rail Park to work toward their shared goal of turning the Reading Viaduct into a great public space. Hidden City reports on the new unified voice for Reading Viaduct advocacy.

At Broad and Olney SEPTA cops are cracking down on small quality of life crimes in the hopes of curbing worse crimes before they start. The Daily News reports on police efforts to cut drug dealing, robberies, teenage fights, and hack cabs around the city’s second busiest transit hub.

Even as Fabric Row’s fabric stores are shrinking in number, possible streetscape improvements emphasize the district’s textile heritage. Inga Saffron visits Fabric Row in Queen Village and checks in on plans by the Community Design Collaborative for corner “bumpouts” paved in a fabric pattern, new awnings, and arty banners hung from trolley poles.

At 26th and Wharton, the renovation and restoration of historic Wharton Hall is underway. Naked Philly has an update on this project, which will bring four apartments above a restaurant (TBD) to this corner of Gray’s Ferry.

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