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Lot at 17th and Carpenter rezoned as parkland for Carpenter Green project

Back in March we told you about the Carpenter Green project and showed you some of the possible designs for the proposed park for the vacant lot at 17th and Carpenter.

Image a Streetview screen brag from 2011, though it's not all that different now.

Image a Streetview screen brag from 2011, though it’s not all that different now.

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a new bill just last week that will rezone the property from a residential and commercial property to park space.

 Although the rezoning of this property allows for more security for this project’s completion, it’s still going to a be a while before we see a park here.

More from PlanPhilly:

SOSNA currently manages the space under an urban-gardening agreement with PRA. It has so far managed to raise about $75,000 toward the construction of a park at the site. The Goldenberg Group, which developed the new Carpenter Square townhomes diagonal from Carpenter Green, has committed $50,000 in matching funds to help SOSNA get across the finish line. Maser Consulting is contributing design work free of charge. SOSNA is also looking to see whether there’s any money available from the city.

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One Response to Lot at 17th and Carpenter rezoned as parkland for Carpenter Green project

  1. Brian M. February 3, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

    Can’t help but see the cynical calculation on the councilman”s part to appeal to certain SOSNA type constituents during a heated campaign.

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