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View Poll Results: Which formerly forlorn sections of the city will see the most transformative changes in the 2020s?
Lower North Philly 10 29.41%
Central North Philly 1 2.94%
Upper North Philly 1 2.94%
West Philly--South of Market 7 20.59%
West Philly--North of Market 3 8.82%
Southwest Philly 2 5.88%
Kensington 9 26.47%
Frankford 1 2.94%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-13-2019, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by DXBtoFL View Post
I'll throw this suggestion out as it doesn't seem to have been mentioned so far.

Powelton Village?
I think Powelton Village is already pretty expensive since students are fine paying for what they currently get. I agree though that the housing there is very attractive, similar to Spruce Hill around Penn. Mantua is probably the better bet. From what I've seen, there seems to be some development happening there. I also thought the Lancaster corridor past Powelton has a lot of potential (especially with that uCity development happening). I think I remember hearing that used to be the one of the main ways into the city prior to the Schuylkill expressway. Then after that opened, the businesses began to fail. I might be wrong though.
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:55 PM
Location: West Philadelphia
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Powelton Village proper really isn’t in need of much development. It’s a healthy neighborhood. West Powelton (west of 38th, south of spring garden) is more of the “student ghetto” that you’re speaking to. Developers have been throwing up boxes left and right over there. I think it can balance itself out as Lancaster and Powelton Aves are better developed. The retail and commercial components need to be emphasized in this development, however.
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