PHA puts projects on hold during recovery period

    A handful of projects expected from the Philadelphia Housing Authority have been put on hold as the agency continues to climb out of mess it’s been in over the last year.

    Interim Director Michael Kelly says plans for many projects will move forward, but on a different timeline.

    Among them is the contested new headquarters at 20th and Chestnut Streets. Neighbors worried the modern-looking building PHA had planned for wouldn’t fit the character of the historic neighborhood, but as the Inquirer reports, the building won’t go up any time soon.

    Kelly says the PHA has every intention of moving into new Center City digs, but there’s other work to be done first. Also tabled for now are plans for a community center at the Lucien E. Blackwell development and a charter school and dorm in West Philadelphia.

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