First phase of construction has started for Carpenter Green

Carpenter Green, the future park location at 17th and Carpenter, is starting to come to life, with Phase I of the project happening now.

Photo of the location from Naked Philly.

This phase includes the groundbreaking for the park space, along with the structural pieces being placed, including the storm water management structure, conduit and piping.

Phase II of the project, which is also happening this fall, includes fundraising for the $75k needed to fully complete this project.

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Site plan for Carpenter Green.

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It should be noted, the work happening right now only represents the first phase of construction at Carpenter Green. You can see, the crew onsite has begun digging the rain gardens and their efforts this fall will essentially amount to grading, wiring, and plumbing the site. In order to turn what will be a blank canvas into the park you see above, SOSNA will be stepping up a fundraising effort with an eye toward groundbreaking on a second phase this coming spring. This organization has shown their fundraising chops before, raising money for Julian Abele Park at 22nd & Carpenter and Catharine Park at 22nd & Catharine. If you’d like to make a donation to Carpenter Green,click here. It’s worth keeping in mind that the Goldenberg Group has already pledged a $50K matching grant.

One thought on “First phase of construction has started for Carpenter Green

  • September 29, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    It’s really a shame they cut down the two huge, beautiful trees that were already there.

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