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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.