City to invest $4 million in stabilization of Germantown YWCA; reissue RFP
The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Claudia Vargas
March 19, 2015
Turns out the Germantown YWCA is not about to crumble down. Not “imminently” at least.
The historic building, which has suffered various fires, severe vandalism and sat vacant for years deteriorating away, was deemed to be “unsafe” and not the most severe of the building stability categories, “imminently dangerous,” Councilwoman Cindy Bass said Thursday.
The building had been deemed imminently dangerous in 2012. Last year, the Redevelopment Authority issued a Request for Proposals for redevelopment of the building. The only proposal submitted was for low-income senior housing, which Bass rejected… Read the full story at Philly.com.