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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate :  Newbold :  Passyunk Square 

Take a look at schoolyard improvement designs for Childs, Kirkbride and Girard Schools

Since October, we’ve been sharing with you the progress of schoolyard designs for three South Philadelphia schools that would be receiving updated designs for their play and learning spaces thanks to a program through the Big Sandbox, the Knight Foundation, TBS and students from the University of Colorado and Iowa State University.

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After a few months of the design process, including feedback from students, parents and community members, the final design boards are completed for George W. Childs Elementary, the Stephen Girard School and Eliza B. Kirkbride School.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

A look at first draft designs for Childs Elementary schoolyard improvments

Childs, Girard School and Kirkbride School are three South Philly schools that will be seeing some playground improvements. The Big Sandbox, Knight Foundation, TBS and students from the University of Colorado and Iowa State University put together this program to allow these schools and others around the city to receive assistance in reinventing their outdoor play and learning spaces.

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All of the schools have been seeking feedback through surveys, but more recently, Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary hosted an information session to present the first draft designs for the schoolyard improvements at G.W. Childs.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold :  Point Breeze 

Redevelopment approved for former Childs Elementary at 17th and Tasker

We told you about the plans for the former George W. Childs Elementary school back in April of 2014. There are now some updated plans for the development of the school now that the project has been approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

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The building at 17th and Tasker, which as been closed down since 2010, is expected to house 73 apartments, 48 parking spaces, a car share service, designated bike parking and also a green roof and roof decks.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

‘Tis the season of giving, Friends of Jackson to split $500 prize with Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary

Now, isn’t this NICE?

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

As you may have seen, Friends of Jackson Elementary (FoJ) finished as the top vote-getter in our poll for the $500 bet with HughE Dillon of PhillyChitChat. In the spirit of giving, they’ve decided to split the prize with Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary (NICE), who narrowly finished in second place.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold :  Point Breeze 

Mix of market-rate & affordable apartments proposed for Childs Elementary

The developer who is set to buy the former Childs School at 17th and Tasker streets plans to turn the building into apartments, with a mix of affordable and market-rate housing.

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Metal Ventures’ purchase of the vacant school was approved last month by the School Reform Commission. The company proposes rehabbing the existing structure and building an annex on part of the adjacent lot, said Thomas Mosher, spokesman for Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, who has been involved with the sale process for more than a year.

Metal Ventures will build 72 market rate units and 12 affordable units and plans to include about 51 parking spaces on a surface lot, Mosher said.

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