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Kenney Administration Reconsidering Police Headquarters Move

Are they eyeing the former Inquirer building instead?

Well this is an interesting development: The Kenney administration is currently reevaluating moving its police headquarters to 4601 Market Street.

According to Philly Mag, the administration may have its eye on moving the police to the old Inquirer building at 400 N. Broad Street instead. In a statement, a spokesperson for Mayor Jim Kenney would not comment on the Bart Blatstein-owned building, but did say they were reviewing multiple options.

The news comes after we checked in on the construction progress at 4601 Market Street last week. The master plan for the Public Safety Services Campus involves moving the police, the medical examiner's office and morgue, and the Department of Health Laboratory Services over to the Provident Mutual Life Building in West Philly.

Regardless of what happens, both sites would be welcome additions to West Philly and North Broad. Currently, 4601 Market sits on a corner that faces a vacant lot to its left, an Aldi grocery store across the street, and the 46th and Market El station. The Inquirer building sits in the hub of revitalization efforts happening up and down North Broad.