How much is a slice of Northeast Philadelphia’s history worth?
Twelve new twin homes with a projected base price of $289,000 are planned for construction in the Holme Circle area, but some neighbors don’t see the value in the pricey residences. They insist that a centuries-old stone farmhouse is a better fit for the community.
Upper Holmesburg residents rejoiced in July 2012 when the Philadelphia Housing Authority board endorsed a plan to transform the former Liddonfield public housing project into a new athletic campus for Holy Family University. Yet, the site looks no different today than it did back then.
Holy Family University and John Parsons’ BSI Construction have joined forces on a redevelopment proposal for the 32-acre tract that the Philadelphia Housing Authority posted for bid last year.