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    • Groundbreaking Centennial Commons at West Fairmount Park.

'Centennial Commons' partners break ground on new Parkside park project

The Parkside neighborhood celebrated the groundbreaking of the first phase of Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Centennial Commons project, an initial $4 million investment located between Parkside Avenue and the Centennial District…

    • Centennial Commons: Neighborhood Edge | Studio Bryan Hanes

Fall construction start for Centennial Commons park ‘porches’ in West Parkside

Parkside Avenue forms the boundary between the rowhouses of West Parkside and the Centennial District of West Fairmount Park. On one side of the Avenue are some of the city’s most…

    • The Please Touch Museum must raise $10 million by March to meet the terms of its recent bankruptcy settlement. | Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum hopes to keep growing with the Centennial District

The dome of Memorial Hall and its statue of Columbia can be seen from across the Schuylkill and from miles away -- a symbolic high point in Philadelphia’s reputation, when 10…

    • Skyline from Belmont Plateau | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group
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Back to the future to renew Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park is like Philadelphia itself: A legacy asset with unrealized potential. We are the lucky beneficiaries of the prescient 19th century Philadelphians who protected great green lungs astride the Schuylkill…

Connectivity at the heart of “The New Fairmount Park”

The fact that Fairmount Park attracts seven million visitors each year shows that the park is doing something right. But why let the crown jewel of Philadelphia’s park system (and the…

    • Strawberry Mansion meeting on East/West Park planning

Join Us: A Community Vision for East and West Fairmount Park

Dear PlanPhilly reader, We have an exciting new project underway in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation that we thought might be of interest to you.  This one takes us beyond…

    • The historic Lafayette Building at 5th and Chestnut at has been transformed into Hotel Monaco.
    • The city expects the 40th Street bridge to reopen this November

40th Street Bridge to open in November, 41st span work to follow

Five years after it was closed to vehicle traffic, the 40th Street bridge between East Parkside and Mantua is set to reopen this fall. Construction crews are working to have the…

Eyes on the Street

Multi-modal with MOTU: Transit Talk with SEPTA

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional Eyes on the Street series where we meet up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) to explore the city’s…

    • A group of organizers stood at Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park: (L-R) Ken Carter, Rebbeca Alpert, Morris Levin, Rachel Garland, Bonnie Silverman, Ruth Ost and Jerry Silverman. | Philadel
Eyes on the Street

Grassroots movement advocates to restore baseball tradition in West Parkside

by Connor Showalter and Jade C. McKenzie [Philadelphia Neighborhoods]   In the 1930s and 1940s, baseball was played at the 44th and Parkside Ballpark, where the originally Negro National League-affiliated Philadelphia…

    • A mural commemorates the 44th and Parkside Ballpark where the historic Philadelphia Stars once played.

Parkside: Local businesses help community start to make a comeback

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor ShowalterFor PlanPhilly  The future for West Parkside has…

    • Debut of Japanese Garden’s Sakura Pavilion kicks off Cherry Blossom season

Debut of Japanese Garden’s Sakura Pavilion kicks off Cherry Blossom season

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly Today Eyes on the Street offers two looks at the Centennial District. First up: Christine Fisher went to the Japanese House and Garden’s new Sakura Pavilion,…

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Eyes on the Street

West Parkside: Bringing Jazz Back to West Philadelphia

A Philadelphia businessman recently opened a jazz venue in West Parkside to spark an interest for arts and live music in what he calls an "upcoming neighborhood." Jamal Parker, 41, owns…

    • Marvin Bullock's home sits on Wyalusing Avenue between 40th and 41st streets

A look back at PlanPhilly's 2011 partnership with PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods

PlanPhilly partnered with for a look at ground-up news. Here are the top stories reported by interns Kara Savidge and Christine Fisher.Reconstruction Underway on the 40th Street Bridge Ten,…

    • The ShopRite supermarket at 52nd and Jefferson streets opened in 2009. | Kara Savidge

Parkside: Philadelphia 2035 Plan Shapes Future Neighborhood Growth

by Kara Savidge for Philadelphia Neighborhoods/PlanPhilly As the Philadelphia City Planning Commission finishes up district planning for West Park, Kara Savidge looks back on the process for Philadelphia Neighborhoods…

    • Mayor Nutter, left, told crews he appreciates the work they have done.

Parkside: Mayor Nutter visits key bridge construction site

By Christine Fisher and Kara SavidgeFor PlanPhilly Mayor Michael Nutter paid a visit to the construction site below the 40th Street bridge on Thursday, Nov. 3. Mayor Michael Nutter visited…

    • Erica Adams and her family visited the Please Touch Museum in Memorial Hall. Adams said that she's come there for parties.

Parkside: Fairmount Park Conservancy collaborates on Centennial District Master Plan

By Christine Fisher and Kara SavidgeFor PlanPhilly The Fairmount Park Conservancy counts the Centennial District Master Plan among one of its featured projects. Set to be completed by 2026, the…

    • Laying the concrete in front of Jannie's Place. | Kara Savidge for Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Mantua: Jannie’s Place Aims to Assist Homeless Women and Children

By Kara Savidge for Philadelphia Neighborhoods What once existed as an indication of neglect, a vacant lot at 617 N. 40th St., is now a sign of redevelopment and sustainability in…

    • Marvin Bullock's home on Wyalusing Ave. is a main route for construction equipment at the 41st Street bridge construction site.

Eyes on the Street: Parkside bridge reconstruction begins; neighborhood hopes for revitalization

by Kara Savidge for Philadelphia NeighborhoodsTen, 15, 20 — the exact number of years since they could drive across the 40th and 41st street bridges is beyond memory for Parkside…

    • Donna Carney from the City Planning Commission recorded a group's conversation about housing.

Parkside: West Park residents voice opinions at Philadelphia 2035 planning meeting

By Kara Savidge and Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly This week marked an initial but important step in the City Planning Commission’s redevelopment of the West Parkside neighborhood. Sonia Laron discussed the…

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