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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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