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Meeting for Guerin Rec Center shows neighborhood split over green space

UPDATE: According to the Newbold Civic Association, 84% of the comment cards submitted at the meeting were in favor of the green space.

As we told you last week, the plans for the green space in the parking lot of Guerin Recreation Center at 2201 S. 16th St. have been a bit delayed.

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The new plan for this green space.

When the project was presented at past meetings, it was mostly favored by the community. Now based on the community reaction at last night’s meeting at the recreation center, there is a split in the neighborhood, mostly based on the South Philly hot-topic issues of parking and dog poop.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Plan for green space at Guerin Rec Center needs community support again

In 2014, two plans were presented to create a green space in the parking lot at Guerin Recreation Center. At that meeting, the 50 attendees almost unanimously voted for this plan, which would use a portion of the parking lot at 2201 S. 16th St. to create this green space thanks to the Water Department and funding from the Green Cities, Clean Waters program.

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A year later, the project needs the support of the community again due to complaints over the loss of parking spaces and potential contamination under the parking lot, which has reportedly not been tested.

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