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    • Frankford Chocolate Factory at 2101 Washington Ave. ( credit: OCF Realty)

Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops

The Frankford Chocolate Factory looms over Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, covering an entire city block, anchoring the roadway in the industrial uses that dominated it for the past century or…

    • Volunteers clean up one of the lakes at FDR Park on a cold February day. (Photo credit: Friends of FDR Park/Facebook)

A plan for rebirth in the works for South Philly's FDR Park

With its bucolic lakes, verdant golf course, plentiful tennis courts, and picturesque wedding venue at the American Swedish Museum, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park is kind of like a working man’s country…

    • Refinery Scape | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group

With South Philadelphia refinery in bankruptcy proceedings, neighbors see an opportunity for cleaner air

Zalaka Thompson lives less than a mile from the biggest oil refinery on the East Coast. Though the Schuylkill Expressway separates her home from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) crude facility,…

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ABOUT SOUTH

The South District is commonly known as South Philadelphia. Some of the historic smaller neighborhoods contained within South Philadelphia include Grays Ferry, Whitman, Pennsport, and Point Breeze.

The South District is primarily residential and dominated by single-family rowhouse development mostly constructed between 1850 and 1910. Commercial corridors include Washington Avenue, Passyunk Avenue, Point Breeze Avenue, Snyder Avenue, Oregon Avenue, 9th Street and 7th Street. Key issues include residential vacancy particularly in Grays Ferry, Point Breeze and along the 7th street corridor, commercial corridor identity and viability, limited access to open space, and connections to the Schuylkill and Delaware riverfronts.

Contact:
Jennifer Barr, 215-683-4672, Jennifer.Barr@phila.gov

UPCOMING EVENTS IN SOUTH

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