footer 1

Tag Archives | Weccacoe Playground

What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Weccacoe Playground renovations began this week

Weccacoe Playground has been set for renovations for some time now, but once the historical burial ground was discovered on the site, plans became delayed.

Screen-Shot-2016-03-28-at-3.46.11-PM

Plans from QVNA.

After much debate over the future of this community space on the 400 block of Catharine St., it was decided in February that construction would move forward in a respectable manner to preserve this historical burial ground. As of Monday, March 28, the park closed for construction to begin on the site.  Continue Reading →

Continue Reading

ADVERTISEMENT:

What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Weccacoe Playground improvements to move forward despite historic burial ground on site

Weccacoe Playground on the 400 block of Catharine Street boasts more than just playground equipment. Underneath that community space is a burial ground for as many as 5,000 people from the Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the 1800′s.

weccacoeplayground2

Photo of the playground from QVNA.

With this burial ground being named to the National Register of Historic Places, what does the future hold for the much-needed renovations to this community space? According to Mayor Jim Kenney, despite this historical designation, some improvements will be moving forward to enhance Weccacoe.

Continue Reading →

Continue Reading

ADVERTISEMENT:

ADVERTISEMENT

What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Learn grant writing skills at this upcoming workshop

Have you ever wondered how to get money to start a new program at your school?

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

Andrew Jackson Elementary is just one of the schools eligible for these grants.

Now’s the time to learn how at this Queen Village Neighborhood Association event on Thursday to teach you how to effectively write grant proposals.

Continue Reading →

Continue Reading

ADVERTISEMENT:

What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

7-story mixed-use building proposed for corner of 6th and Washington Ave.

The Queen Village Neighborhood Association will discuss the proposed demolition of three existing structures at 541 and 542 Washington Ave. and 1043 S. 6th St. in favor of a 7-story mixed-use building.

A look at the northeast corner of 6th and Washington Avenue (Photo: James Jennings)

A look at the northeast corner of 6th and Washington Avenue (Photo: James Jennings)

The project needs a zoning variance and the public meeting will take place on Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weccacoe Playground building.

Continue Reading →

Continue Reading

ADVERTISEMENT:

Copyright 2013 Passyunk Post | WordPress customized by Auspicious Consulting
test