Federal North Postponed
The Urban Redevelopment Authority selected PHLF to lead the planning and possibly serve as the developer of the Federal North block, which consists of the Garden Theatre, Masonic Hall, Bradbury Apartments and miscellaneous other historic buildings in the North Side.
The North Side neighborhoods asked that a full-fledged community process be undertaken to establish priorities for the entire North Side and to make recommendations for the Federal North project. PHLF recommended that the process go forward and that Federal North studies be delayed until that is completed.
The current state of the financial and leasing markets is such that the delay will be opportune. The URA has agreed with the postponement with the provision that it may begin some restoration work to open a community office in one of the Federal North buildings.