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Streets Department Announces East Passyunk Avenue Intersection Improvement Project

Philadelphia Street Department: Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that work will begin Tuesday, May 30th on the East Passyunk Avenue and 12th & Morris Streets Intersection Improvement Project.  Construction will be performed in multiple phases and all modes of traffic will be continuously maintained, however, motorists are advised to allow for additional traveling time through the area.

Streets Department Announces East Passyunk Avenue Intersection Improvement Project
The project is being sponsored by the City’s Commerce Department and involves improvements at the intersection of East Passyunk Avenue and 12th & Morris Streets.  The improvements include, but are not limited to the replacement of sidewalk, installation of concrete bump outs and traffic islands, ADA curb ramps, replacement of streetlight arms, and traffic signal improvements. Additionally, there will be street improvement at the intersection including resurfacing as well as resetting manholes and utility boxes.
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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square 

New Executive Director named for Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation

In November we found out that Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation‘s Executive Director would be stepping down in 2016. Since Sam Sherman joined PARC in 2011, he has worked on development projects to create a better East Passyunk Avenue, with more than $6.2 million invested into the commercial corridor.

Bryan Fenstermaker

Photo of Fenstermaker provided by PARC.

Bryan Fenstermaker has now been named as Sherman’s replacement. Fenstermaker has experience as the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation in West Philly. He will begin this new role at PARC on April 20.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square 

Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation’s Executive Director resigning in 2016

News broke yesterday that Sam Sherman, the Executive Director for Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, is stepping down in 2016.

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In his five years in this position, Sherman and PARC have helped transform East Passyunk Avenue, bringing the street to become the go-to destination that it is today.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Live music at the improved Mifflin Street triangle for remaining Passyunk Passeggiatas

Since May, Passyunk Passeggiata events have been occurring on East Passyunk Avenue every Wednesday, encouraging strolls down the Avenue with special offers at various retail establishments and restaurants.

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With only 5 weeks remaining for the Passyunk Passeggiata, the newly-improved Mifflin Street triangle will be adding some live music and fun for Wednesday nights.

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