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Old Posted Feb 7, 2018, 4:05 AM
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Originally Posted by hammersklavier View Post
Your "ghetto slum" is one of the most rapidly redeveloping parts of the city. Brewerytown, Francisville, Old Kensington, Norris Square are all part of lower North Philly.

And yes, Jersey City is comparable to Harlem. Times change. The underlying dynamic guides how they change.
You're making the mistake of only looking at the surface-level incentive-driven investments while ignoring what else is going on. Also I have no idea what you're referring to with your KOZ line -- as I just pointed out, the relevant comparable in terms of neighborhoods are seeing a ton of private investment. Camden is nearing (is perhaps at) a tipping point where private investment becomes viable in parts of the city like Cooper Lanning.

You two could not be more dead wrong.
How are Camden feeding off each other if the percentages of people who live in Camden but work in Philadelphia or vice versa are very low? I don't want to get in an argument about it as I don't particularly care, but I haven't seen you ID facts as to how the development happening in Camden is connected or impacted by Philadelphia's economy. I'm certainly not disputing that Camden is seeing revitalization and it's great to see, but I haven't seen you explain how it's related to anything going on in Philadelphia any more than anything happening in Austin or Atlanta is. There is far more of an actual link between Wilmington and Philadelphia's economies. There is far more of a link between Philadelphia's economy and the economies are farther flung PA suburban towns.

I'm happy to be wrong. But I don't think it much matters. If the companies currently relocating in Camden are successful and residential growth takes hold, there is bound to be far more bleed in the coming years.