Urban Renewal Bill Shocks Preservationists

Critics say newly introduced bill could "doom" historic preservation in Philadelphia.
February 13, 2004, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Preservationists are in near-shock over a newly introduced City Council bill that they say would drive a stake through the heart of historic preservation in Philadelphia. The bill's author, Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, said the legislation was meant to give residents more choice in the redevelopment of their neighborhoods, but critics say it would destroy decades of preservation work that has given the city and its historic treasures an international cachet."

Thanks to Richard Layman

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Published on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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