A plan to control development in North Philly heightens gentrification fears: ‘Everything is in jeopardy’

West Kensington, one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, is the latest battlefield in a contest over what Philadelphia will become. The area is pockmarked with abandoned properties, and community residents see an opportunity for low-income housing, community centers, or preservation of the homegrown gardens that are a hallmark of the area. But concerns about rising costs and gentrification are present too. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)