Friday, March 21, 2014

Reason #20 (Potential)

Confession: This post is a stretch of the theme of this blog, but worthy, none the less.

One of the goals of this blog for me was to see the beauty and uniqueness of my adopted home.  It guides me to see through a positive lens and to hopefully encourage others to do the same.

A recurring thought, though, that I often have is about POTENTIAL.  Why is this space/lot/whatever this dirty?  Abandoned? Destroyed?  What could it be instead? A park? A row of shops? A school building? And most prominently in my head is Why isn't it any of those things? Who are the owners? Is it the city? Why aren't they making the best of this space?
Just behind CAPA, the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (Boyz II Men's alma mater) on a prominent intersection south of the main business district is this space. Broken asphalt. Weeds. Trash. Forgotten.

The truth is, I'm sure it's not forgotten.  There have been rumors.  The latest is that Wegmans would develop it, but those rumors are not grounded on anything, apparently.

What does the community need?

Whatever the plans are, someone make it beautiful! Useful!  Don't you see the potential?

1 comment:

  1. With parking so limited in the city how about a parking lot.
    Not exactly beautiful but useful . . .