Saturday, June 23, 2007
Another lawsuit was recently filed against the Campbell project, this one by Dr. Denim, a hip hop manufacturing company that says it wants to buy the Sears Building and convert it into a recording studio, retail store and manufacturing center for its hand-painted clothes.
Campbell Soup Plan Hits Snag: Camden activist Frank Fulbrook won a round in court in his fight against the Campbell Soup Co.Submitted by Michael McAteer on Tue, 06/26/2007 - 12:30pm
By ALAN GUENTHER
Another procedural error by the city planning board dealt a setback Friday to a major redevelopment plan.
This time, community activist Frank Fulbrook won a round in court in his fight against the Campbell Soup Co. Campbell wants to tear down the vacant, dilapidated Sears Building at 1300 Admiral Wilson Blvd. to make way for a new world headquarters and a suburban-style corporate office park.
Once a blighted and crime-ridden community of public housing in Tacoma, Washington - today, the area known as Salishan, is redeveloping into a stable, mixed-income neighborhood. Linda Baker's recent article in the New York Times highlights the impact Salishan has had on residents both old and new.
Prince of Wales puts royal spotlight on location efficiency of "new urbanism" as climate change, public health responseSubmitted by Filmanowicz on Sun, 06/24/2007 - 6:47pm
Already one of the world's most thoughtful and high-visibility advocates for better community planning, HRH the Prince of Wales (better known as Prince Charles here in the states) is emerging as one of the most thoughtful and high-visibility world figures drawing attention to the role of sprawl in contributing to global climate change and other public health threats.
Campbell's Soup : 5-1 HSC Council also noted applicants' failure to explore possible uses other than Class A officeSubmitted by Michael McAteer on Sat, 06/23/2007 - 4:30am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TRENTON - June 22, 2007
Preservation New Jersey (PNJ), the statewide, grassroots historic
preservation advocacy and education organization, today congratulated the
New Jersey Historic Sites Council (HSC) for its vote yesterday to protect
Friday, June 22, 2007
By ALAN GUENTHER
Historic Sites Council member Marilou Ehrler pleaded with Campbell's executives..."Please don't move out of Camden."
By a 5-1 vote, the state Historic Sites Council on Thursday recommended that Campbell be denied permission to take down the Sears Building.The council's vote was only advisory and can be overturned by Lisa Jackson, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection. Jackson is a member of Gov. Jon S. Corzine's Cabinet. Corzine is a strong supporter of Campbell's application to tear down the dilapidated Sears Building to make way for a new world headquarters and office park.
John Norquist promotes a bolder vision for Toronto through a reexamination of their waterfront freeway.
'Tear down the Gardiner'
By ROB GRANATSTEIN
The man who spearheaded tearing down Milwaukee's elevated waterfront expressway came to Toronto with his wrecking ball this week.
NY TIMES, SUNDAY, JUNE 17: We would urge Campbell's to think again before risking its reputation for good citizenship...Submitted by Michael McAteer on Mon, 06/18/2007 - 12:48pm
Campbell Soup Company has been a mainstay in Camden, a southern New Jersey city that has long since fallen on hard times. We would urge Campbell to think again before risking its reputation for good citizenship and to explore other courses of action. One alternative would be to draw on the talent of noted architects and preservationists to work this historically significant building into its overall development plans. Read...
For those of us who want to promote public transportation and put more money into public transit I wouldn't have picked this headline but it did make the front page and seems to be sparking a great debate. The Sun Times front headline in huge letters proclaims
Ironically at the start of Bike to Work Week here in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune leads it's front page with a story
"The pay's fine, but how's the drive?" showing how people are reconsidering their quality of life in favor of shorter commutes, and choosing less costly commutes close to home.