A real estate development firm specializing in senior housing unveiled its proposal for the former Liddonfield Homes site last Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association.
Holmesburg Civic Association members and activists from neighboring Mayfair and Tacony last week criticized a plan by the city to purchase land at 7777-R State Road for the possible construction of a prison.
The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association is getting a better sense of what the Philadelphia Housing Authority wants to do with the former Liddonfield housing project property, but the neighborhood group isn’t too happy with what it’s seeing.
There’s a new player in the stalled redevelopment of the former Liddonfield Homes that the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association hopes will be a catalyst for the long-sought transformation of the longtime public housing project.
Twenty months ago, Holy Family University officials posted a six-minute video to YouTube depicting a grand vision for the former Liddonfield public housing project. To date, nary a shovel of dirt has been turned on the barren, 33-acre, publicly owned tract at Torresdale Avenue and Megargee Street.