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It didn’t come as a surprise, but they weren’t exactly planning for it either. Renovations for Columbus Square Park have been delayed due do a state funding rule that requires the city to hire an archaeologist to make sure the site isn’t – you know, hiding anything of historical significance.
“The city has dealt with this before. It’s not unusual with these type of projects,” says Ilene Wilder, President of the Columbus Square Advisory Council. “We’re working with the city and just waiting for the archaeology report now.”
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Columbus Square has a $2.8 million redesign planned for 2017, but with those improvements, some beloved fixtures to the park may be removed. One of those is a large Sycamore tree that sits along the 12th Street side of the park, near the dog run.
An arborist who previously assessed the tree stated that it may be taken down because of how the long-standing Sycamore has been growing, with a lean towards 12th Street. Area residents and lovers are the park are now hoping to come up with an alternative plan to save this tree, as shown with this flier posted outside of the park.
Whether you’re already a dog owner, or maybe you want to be in the near future, this event from the South Philadelphia Association of Dog Owners could be right up your alley.
On Sunday, May 15 Columbus Square will become a dog’s paradise, with free roam of the park, dog adoptions, vendors, live music and more.
Greenworks started in 2009 as an initiative from the City of Philadelphia to implement a sustainability plan for the city. It was meant to expire in 2015, but now the Office of Sustainability is working to update it to continue forward with green improvements for Philadelphia.
Are you interested in helping with green improvements in Philadelphia? You can find out more about the future of Greenworks at an upcoming discussion-based meeting at Columbus Square Park.
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The plans for the Columbus Square redesign are finally coming together, thanks to some additional grant money which secures the funding for the project.
This new grant for $300,000 ensures that construction on the $2.8 million redesign can begin, with a target start time for the spring of 2017.