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Urban Youth Academy baseball facility now open at Marian Anderson Rec Center

In October, ground was broken for the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy that would bring a state of the art baseball facility for kids to Marian Anderson Rec Center at 17th and Fitzwater.


That new facility, called the Ryan Howard Training Center, was unveiled yesterday.

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Get a preview of the future of Carpenter Green at a backyard BBQ event

Carpenter Green has been a work-in-progress at 17th and Carpenter for years now. Phase I was completed in the fall of 2015, and the rest of the project is expected to be completed in 2017 once funding is completely secured.

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While it will still be a while until Carpenter Green becomes a full fledged community space, you’ll have a chance to get a preview of the park with a backyard BBQ event that will be held there in June.

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Bill introduced to name new Marian Anderson baseball facility as the Ryan Howard Training Center

More than $2 million is being spent on a new addition to Marian Anderson Recreation Center for the Major League Baseball Youth Academy. Improvements to the center include new indoor batting cages, classroom space and more as part of a youth baseball development program.

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Now that the facility is almost completed at 17th and Fitzwater, it’s time to give it an official name. From the beginning of the project, current Phillies player Ryan Howard has been a contributor. A bill is now being introduced to name the facility as the Ryan Howard Training Center.

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Marian Anderson Recreation Center improvements expected to slide into home plate by June 20

If you’ve walked past Marian Anderson Recreation Center at 17th and Fitzwater any time during the past few months, you’ve seen a lot of construction work underway.

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Rendering of the facility from 2015.

That construction now has an expected completion date. The new MLB Urban Youth Academy facility and improvements to the play yard are on track to be open to the public by June 20.

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Changes coming to corner commercial space at 17th and Federal

The corner of 17th and Federal will be seeing a transformation in the future.

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Photo of the property from Zillow.

The building was recently purchased according to the Philly Property Hunters team at Coldwell Banker. The owner of the building is planning to improve the entire structure, specifically the ground-floor commercial space that has been vacant for over a year, along with renovating the building to add an additional story.

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Groundbreaking ceremony held for MLB Urban Youth Academy facility at Marian Anderson Rec Center

In 2013 we first told you about plans for the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy, a program that will provide state of the art baseball facilities to inner-city kids.


Yesterday the project broke ground at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center at 17th and Fitzwater for this new indoor facility.

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First phase of construction has started for Carpenter Green

Carpenter Green, the future park location at 17th and Carpenter, is starting to come to life, with Phase I of the project happening now.

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Photo of the location from Naked Philly.

This phase includes the groundbreaking for the park space, along with the structural pieces being placed, including the storm water management structure, conduit and piping.

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