Morning Headlines: Historical Designation For Legendary Blue Horizon Put on Hold

The designation committee will meet again in 90 days.

Photo via Google Street View

Photo via Google Street View

There were a few long-standing Philadelphia buildings that were victorious in their efforts to earn a historical designation from the city last Friday, but the Blue Horizon was not one of them. Instead, Hidden City’s Michael Bixler reports, the legendary boxing venue must wait out the decision for another three months:

At the request of current owners Mosaic Development Partners and Orens Brothers, a continuance was approved for the legendary North Philadelphia landmark, and the decision has been remanded back to the designation committee, set to reconvene in 90 days.

According to Bixler, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia had petitioned “dual Philadelphia Historic Register nominations for the Blue Horizon” with the intention of protecting and preserving the building’s facade and interior.

• Continuance Granted For The Blue Horizon [Hidden City]

In other news…

Exelon weighing offers for Peco power plant site [PhillyDeals]

• No holiday cheer at the Gallery [Daily News]

Help Us With Our #ChangingCity Project [Next City]

• Historical Commission: Paving the way for street preservation progress [PlanPhilly]

• Booming population in Woolrich Twp. spurs plan for more bike paths and trails [NewsWorks]