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Unlocking the Potential of Older Industrial Sites

Infill Philadelphia: Industrial Sites is becoming part of the public discussion about job creation and green economic development.  In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article, A New Use for Industrial Sites: Industry, Beth Miller, Executive Director of the Community Design Collaborative  and Thomas Dalfo, Vice President of Real Estate Services for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, championed Philadelphia's older industrial buildings and lots as good places to re-establish small manufacturing in the city.

Dalfo noted that new industries are cleaner, quieter, greener and less space-intensive than their predecessors-- a better fit for urban neighborhoods. "Philadelphia has the best chance of any city" to pull off an industrial renewal, Miller added. "Philadelphia has it in its bones."

Miller and Dalfo cited  Globe Dye Works in Frankford as an example of the industrial reuse and remix in Philly's future.


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