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Spotted: ‘Save Our Sycamore’ at Columbus Square

This episode of Spotted comes courtesy of a loyal reader. Like that friendly neighborhood tipster, if you see something, say something – in an email to punk@passyunkpost.com.


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.

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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.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Bring your pup to Columbus Square for a Dog Day Afternoon on Sunday

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.

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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.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Greenworks hosting meeting at Columbus Square on future city sustainability plans

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.

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Green City, Clean Waters improvements throughout the city.

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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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

With another grant secured, Columbus Square work set to begin spring 2017

The plans for the Columbus Square redesign are finally coming together, thanks to some additional grant money which secures the funding for the project.

Proposed redesign looking from 12th and Reed. Rendering by the Community Design Collaborative

Proposed redesign looking from 12th and Reed. Rendering by the Community Design Collaborative

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.

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Top development stories of 2015

In 2015, we followed some sizable development projects. There were quite a few meetings regarding the long-debated 9th and Wharton development, demolition beginning soon for a mixed-use project near Broad and Washington, talk of pedestrian improvements along East Passyunk Avenue and much more. While there’s plenty of note, these were the stories that sparked your interest the most in 2015.

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Renderings of the proposed 9th and Wharton development.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Vegan eatery set to open in Atlantic Pizza’s location across from Columbus Square

After 30 years located at 1401 S. 12th St., Atlantic Pizza is closing at the end of the month. This prime location across from the to-be-renovated Columbus Square won’t stay empty for long, though.

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A new vegan eatery called The Tasty is set to open here in late-winter of 2016.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Funding secured for Columbus Square redesign, construction to start 2017

Columbus Square has been slated for a redesign for about two years, awaiting enough money to remake the park at 12th and Wharton into a gathering space as well as a recreational park. Now, the project is about to come to fruition.

Proposed redesign looking from 12th and Reed. Rendering by the Community Design Collaborative

Proposed redesign looking from 12th and Reed. Rendering by the Community Design Collaborative

Construction on the $2.8 million Columbus Square redesign is expected to begin in 2017, thanks to some new grant money that has secured the project’s funding.

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