Strawberry Mansion is shot through with public housing. There's a long chain of project housing starting at the giant project up on Diamond next to the NE corridor tracks that stretches all the way south and east until it gets to around 16th and Jefferson Sts or so. That's a huge drag on redeveloping the area. It's a shame because that neighborhood still has some incredible housing stock, and is sandwiched between development coming up from Center City and Temple, and has Fairmount Park on the other side. Probably Strawberry Mansion remains like the Richard Allen Hole: basically a big subsidized gap in the redevelopment going on around it and depressing the blocks immediately surrounding.
Last edited by MariusPontmercy; 05-14-2012 at 05:30 PM.
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