New owners for Stokes property just as Planning Commission enters Holme Circle [NEast Philly]

The Stokes property in Northeast Philadelphia was recently purchased by a developer.

This is a story I wrote, shot video and took photos for and published to NEast Philly, the hyperlocal news website I own/edit in Northeast Philadelphia.

Reporting on civic association meetings is one of the most challenging things I do for NEast Philly. It’s an hour or three spent with residents who have the deepest knowledge of a neighborhood possible. There are often vague references to extinct properties, multiple and disjointed topics of discussion and a free-for-all “new business” discussion.

But every now and then, a group’s meeting comes together in a way that makes it enjoyable to write. And the published product is better for it.

This story is from a Holme Circle Civic Association meeting where the guests included a developer who had just purchased legendary neighborhood home and a city planner introducing himself as a sounding board for the neighborhood’s zoning and development ideas.

Read the full story on NEast Philly.

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Shannon Wink

Shannon Wink is a Philadelphian and experienced reporter, editor, community manager and content marketer.

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