Parkside

 By Zac Camagna and Melissa Straube

Parkside: Group Builds for Local Children

Parkside: Group Builds for Local Children

The East Parkside Residence Association knows how important the futures of the local children are. The organization strives to keep the children of Parkside active, knowledgeable and involved within the community around them. After the death of her husband, President Calla Cousar developed the East Parkside Residence Association to bring the children of the community […]

 By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter

Parkside: Local Businesses Help Community Start to Make a Comeback

Parkside: Local Businesses Help Community Start to Make a Comeback

The future for West Parkside has improved in the past decade and the neighborhood has remained focused on keeping its local residents within the community, said Marjorie Ogilvie, president of the Business Association of West Parkside. The members of the Business Association of West Parkside recently came together on Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, to […]

 By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter

Parkside: Grass Roots Movement Advocates to Restore Baseball Tradition

Parkside: Grass Roots Movement Advocates to Restore Baseball Tradition

In the 1930s and 1940s, baseball was played at the 44th and Parkside Ballpark, where the originally Negro National League-affiliated Philadelphia Stars began a legacy, which community organizers are attempting to restore for future generations. Today a memorial park, located at Belmont and Parkside avenues, commemorates the site where the Philadelphia Stars once played. The […]

 By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter

West Parkside: District Plan to Revitalize Parkside Avenue

West Parkside: District Plan to Revitalize Parkside Avenue

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is expected to adopt Philadelphia2035 West Park and Lower South District plans Tuesday during its regular monthly meeting. One of the key components of the West Park District plan is the relocation of a large, domed Streets Department road-salt storage facility located in the 4800 block of Parkside Avenue. The […]

 By Jade McKenzie

Center City: Philadelphia2035 Releases Bold Plan for City’s Future

Center City: Philadelphia2035 Releases Bold Plan for City’s Future

The city has a new vision of renovation that will try to improve challenged neighborhoods, boost tourism revenue and increase city growth in the next 25 years. In a public meeting, the City Planning Commission released its first two district drafts for West Park and Lower South. The drafts include zoning code changes, future land-use plans […]

 By Connor Showalter and Jade C. McKenzie

West Parkside: Bringing Jazz Back to West Philadelphia

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 the jazz venue, Le Cochon Noir, which translates to “The Black Pig.” Parker opened the spot at 5070 Parkside Ave. about a year and a half […]

 By Kara Savidge

Parkside: Philadelphia 2035 Plan Shapes Future Neighborhood Growth

Parkside: Philadelphia 2035 Plan Shapes Future Neighborhood Growth

Through the Philadelphia 2035 plan, the City Planning Commission is attempting to define a unified vision for the city’s growth over the next 25 years. Beyond this comprehensive plan, the city aims to guide development through individual plans in 18 districts it has divided the city into. The first two district plans, set for completion […]

 By Christine Fisher and Kara Savidge

Parkside: Local Group Plans for Future Sustainable Development

Parkside: Local Group Plans for Future Sustainable Development

Robert Cousar of the East Parkside Community Revitalization Corp. said the organization is ready to resume working towards its goals of building and retrofitting energy efficient, sustainable homes in Parkside–a goal that was put on hold because of the downturn in the economy. In September 2009, EPCRC partnered with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and a […]

 By Christine Fisher

Parkside: Mayor Nutter Visits Key Bridge Construction Site

Parkside: Mayor Nutter Visits Key Bridge Construction Site

Mayor Michael Nutter visited the construction site at the 40th Street bridge connecting Mantua and Parkside on Thursday afternoon. Nutter visited the site to promote the passage of the Rebuild America Jobs Act and support those involved in the 40th Street bridge construction project. Thursday was a significant day for both the Rebuild America Jobs […]

 By Christine Fisher and Kara Savidge

Parkside: Fairmount Park Conservancy Collaborates on Centennial District Master Plan

Parkside: Fairmount Park Conservancy Collaborates on Centennial District Master Plan

The Fairmount Park Conservancy counts the Centennial District Master Plan among one of its featured projects. Set to be completed by 2026, the multi-organization plan aims to connect the cultural institutions and resources within the Centennial District, which extends from the west entrance of the Philadelphia Art Museum to the Mann Center for the Performing […]