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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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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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Work set to begin on Carpenter Green project

Earlier this year we told you that the vacant lot at 17th and Carpenter was being rezoned for use as parkland for the Carpenter Green project.

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

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

Now work is beginning to get the park up and running, with hopes of completion for Fall 2016.

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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.

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Check out the possibilities for park proposed for 17th and Carpenter

Seventeenth and Carpenter will soon be unrecognizable thanks to three projects that will transform the intersection from wasteland to vibrant neighborhood anchor, if all goes as planned.

On the southeast corner, you have the Carpenter Square project, which is completing the first phase of an 11-home development plus a planned mixed-use corner building. Across the street, according to the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) has just put out a request for proposals to developers who can turn another vacant lot near the southwest corner into housing.

Then on the northwest corner – and perhaps most interesting – the South of South Neighbors Association has been spearheading an effort to turn yet another vacant lot into Carpenter Green. And we were able to snag renderings of three possibilities for the future park:

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Conceptual designs by Jacob Kuklick, Peter Straus, and Stephen Panasci

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Grays Ferry :  Point Breeze 

Quick Hits: Green in G-Ho; Penn expanding to S. Philly site; Cooking oil pilot program

One of three proposed designs for Carpenter Green

One of three proposed designs for Carpenter Green

  • The intersection of 17th and Carpenter is poised to be completely transformed, says Flying Kite. The Carpenter Square development is under construction, design for the Carpenter Green park is nearly complete and the city just put out an RFP for another lot at the intersection.
  • UPenn plans a a research and product commercialization park on the east side of the Schuylkill in Grays Ferry, growing the current 200k square feet of office space to 1.5 million in the next 20 years, says Philly Deals.
  • A pilot program has been launched in south Philly’s Indonesian community to encourage people to recycle their used cooking oil, reports Newsworks.
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