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 started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and became PlanPhilly's managing editor in September 2015. 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.