Changes a’comin’ on east Market Street

There is an article in the Business section of today’s Inquirer that I think should be required reading for anyone interested in the future of Philadelphia. It’s focused on the lease agreement that Trinity Capital Advisors L.L.C., a development firm out of Conshohocken, signed today with the executors of Stephen Girard’s estate for the Girard Block but also has a lot of great details about where Center City will be heading over the next decade. The Girard Block lies between Chestnut and Market Streets and between 11th and 12th Streets. It is located by Reading Terminal Market and the Convention Center.

Stephen Girard
was a Philadelphia resident, and when he died in 1831, he was the richest man in American. He founded Girard College, originally a grades 1 through 12 residential school for fatherless boys, and now a school for under priviledged youth.

Lease pending for a hot block [Inky]

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