Developers waste no time going after real estate in Philly's rapidly developing neighborhoods. But what happens when terrible things have happened inside a space? When it comes to one notorious Philly property, developers might have to answer that question. My colleague Christian Hetrick answered some of your questions through our election text alert service. A lot of you want to talk about this "booming economy." And Philly officials hope the city's economy will get a boost from the shift to pay-by-phone parking citywide.
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Real estate moves fast in gentrifying West Philadelphia. But an abandoned building sits on Lancaster Avenue untouched. The question is — can it overcome its “House of Horrors” past?
Neighbors have called for the building to be demolished to erase the memory of what happened inside. Others say the century-old building should be preserved. If no interested party petitions the sale, it could be auctioned off early next year.
Before hitting the polls, readers want to know what exactly makes this a "booming" economy and how has President Trump's policies contributed to growth and low unemployment numbers.
Experts tell us, for the most part, America has a strong economy — for now. But that doesn't mean everyone is benefiting from it.
The city argues that use of the app, instead of paying for a parking spot at a kiosk, has been on the rise. They also hope that the apps' rising payment structure will deter people from lingering in spots, opening up crowded city streets.
Officials say new parking kiosks that mirror MeterUp's payment structure could be introduced in 2019 and may not accept bills. Opponents argue that only accepting coins, cards, and phones will be an unfair burden on some residents.
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