The revitalization on North Broad Street is being held back by the Divine Lorraine’s blighting dead weight. But Mayor Nutter announced the city’s renewed commitment to “transform” the historic, but neglected, apartment/hotel at the intersection of Broad and Fairmount. UPDATE: An unnamed local developer has an option on the Divine Lorraine, and a deal could be reached within weeks.
Ashley Hahn has written and edited Eyes on the Street since 2011. Since September 2015 she has served as PlanPhilly's managing editor. She has a special interest in preservation, neighborhoods, and all things public – from policy to art. She holds masters degrees in City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation from PennDesign. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. She is proud to call 19147 home.