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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center unveiled earlier this week

In 2013 we first told you about the plans for the South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center, a combination Children’s Hospital and Free Library facility at Broad and Morris.

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That $45.2 million, 96,000 sq. ft. facility has now officially been unveiled.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

One Year Out: Public meeting regarding CHOP care center/library at Broad at Morris scheduled

Want an in-depth look at the upcoming CHOP care center/Free Library hybrid that’s currently under construction at the corner of Broad and Morris?

Rendering courtesy of CHOP

Rendering courtesy of CHOP

There’s an informational meeting scheduled for Dec. 22. Miguel Horn and Jim Keller, AIA, the artist and architect behind the project respectively, will be on hand to present conceptual plans for the on-going renovations of the former South Philadelphia Branch of the Free Library. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

CHOP to put vibration monitors in basements across from Broad and Morris project

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has hired a construction vibration consultant to monitor the impact of its Broad Street complex on surrounding neighbors, according to a letter posted on the Newbold Neighbors Association website.

Preliminary work on CHOP’s community care center has already begun at 1700 S. Broad St.. Fencing went up about a month ago at the former library, which will be demolished any day now.

CHOP Broad and Morris fenced

CHOP Broad and Morris fenced (2)

CHOP Broad and Morris fenced (3)

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Make way for progress. Library at Broad and Morris has closed

The Free Library branch at Broad and Morris closed Dec. 31  to make way for the planned multi-use wellness complex being built by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Rendering courtesy of CHOP

New rendering courtesy of CHOP

As we first reported back in April, CHOP plans to tear down the library and adjacent rec center between Broad, 15th, Morris and Castle streets. They will construct a three-story structure to house a new CHOP facility, city health center, library and rec center next to a refurbished playground that adds green space to a part of the neighborhood that desperately needs more.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Newbold 

First look at CHOP’s proposed center for Broad and Morris

Neighbors of the proposed Children’s Hospital facility at Broad and Morris met last night in a room that won’t be around for much longer. The city Health Center 2 along with the adjacent Free Library branch and rec center are slated to be demolished in April 2014.

The destruction will make way for a shiny “gift from CHOP,” and the meeting was a CHOP-led unveiling of the model and sketches of the forthcoming health center/library/rec center/CHOP facility, said Douglas Carney, senior VP of CHOP facilities and meeting ring-leader.

The building will stand three stories tall, with floor-to-ceiling windows and pastel-stripe accents facing Broad. A playground sandwiched between Morris, Castle, and 15th will feature a basketball court, a lawn with tables and chairs, and possibly a spray fountain.

No, that's not the real name, just a placeholder.

No, that’s not the real name, just a placeholder.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Newbold :  Point Breeze 

Neighbors of proposed CHOP/library/health/rec center heard presentation last night

The South Broad Street Neighbors Association hosted city health officials and folks from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia last night for a presentation of very early plans for the development that will replace the library at Broad and Morris streets.

Not long for this world; pic from Newbold Neighbors

From what we can tell from this Daily News story, it doesn’t sound like too much more information was provided than we told you about a couple weeks ago. To recap, here are the basics: Library and rec center will be torn down to make way for a health center, bigger library, better rec center and a CHOP urgent care center all in the same state-of-the-art building.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Rumor Mill: Library at Broad and Morris is closing – TRUE

Yes, the library at Broad and Morris will be closing some time around the end of the year, but it is only to make way for a bigger, better complex there that will include a library. It just might take a few years.

Not long for this world; pic from Newbold Neighbors

Not long for this world; pic from Newbold Neighbors

A source at the library said they are expected to start packing up in the beginning of October, though she said they may still be open through the winter.

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