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What's Happening in:  South Broad Street :  Whitman 

Mayor Kenney to Visit Two South Philly Sites Today

The Mayor’s Office of Communications announced that Mayor Kenney would visit two sites in South Philadelphia today.

First off, at 11 a.m., the Mayor will speak at a celebration of CHOP’s South Philadelphia Community Health & Literacy Center, 1700 S. Broad St.

The Mayor will deliver remarks at this event to celebrate Citizens Bank’s support of the Health and Literacy Center.

At Noon the Mayor is due across town at the Whitman Library Play Space Ribbon Cutting. Located at 200 Snyder Ave., the library’s indoor play space is one of three the Free Library is installing in an effort to allow children to relieve some of their pent-up energy after school.

We’ll have more details on the play space in a future article, but if it’s anything like the one dedicated at the Cecil B. Moore Library in North Philadelphia in April, there will be an element of risk involved, as designer Meghan Talarowski of Studio Ludo told Plan Philly’s Shai Ben-Yaacov:

Risky play is the idea of encouraging kids to use their bodies in different ways that are developmentally appropriate for them…As we grow, we automatically want to do slightly riskier things with our bodies. We want to move more, we want to jump off of things, be higher…

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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

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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.

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

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