Tag Archives | Point Breeze Avenue
If you recall, during the summer of 2015, the Point Breeze pop-up garden was a hot-topic situation.
The Department of Licenses and Inspections shut down the garden at 1622 Point Breeze Ave. on multiple occasions. Now over a year later, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has decided that the pop-up was in fact legally operating on the site.
Earlier this week Wells Fargo announced that it would be donating $500,000 to community revitalization efforts through the company’s NeighborhoodLIFT program.
Among the five Philadelphia-based organizations receiving a $100,000 share of the half of a million dollars is Diversified Community Services, a Point Breeze-based non-profit dedicated to improving the neighborhood.
Green City, Clean Waters has been bringing green infrastructure improvements to the city, with new rain gardens in the form of planters and trenches with trees, along with some less-visible improvements below-ground. The city’s plan is for the program is to triple in size by 2021 to keep making Philadelphia a greener city.
Point Breeze will soon be seeing more rain gardens, one at 1701 S. Ringgold St. and another at 1900 Point Breeze Ave. thanks to Green City, Clean Waters. On Tuesday, October 18, the Philadelphia Water Department will be giving the neighborhood the opportunity to learn more about the improvements coming to these two lots.
The last time we told you about the development of 1245 Point Breeze Ave., it was in regards to a food co-op that was proposed for the location. That idea was shot down by the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment, forcing Ori Feibush to rethink his plans for the location.
The new concept for the Point Breeze Avenue property includes four stories with twelve apartments that would each be roughly 500 sq. ft. According to Metro, despite these altered plans, residents attending last week’s South Philadelphia HOMES meeting in regards to the development were still not pleased.
Last week we shared with you First Pics of On Point bistro at 1200 Point Breeze Ave. At the time, the opening date was still pending due to some last-minute inspections and finishing touches owners Mallory and Juan Lopez were making on the former Breezy’s location.
On Point bistro is now ready to make its debut in Point Breeze. Starting today, Tuesday, September 13, the restaurant will be opening up to the public for brunch.
While there are still inspections and menu details being finalized, the owners are aiming towards a September 15 opening. The interior of the restaurant is fully decorated, appearing ready for its first customers.