South Philly Parents Resource Center to open collaborative community space at 1234 S. Broad St.

South Philly Parents Resource Center (SPPRC), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families within the community, is ready to open a physical location for their services.

Photo of the location from a previous real estate listing.

The organization has settled on a first-floor location at 1234 S. Broad St. as a space for playgroups, parenting classes, youth activities and more. They are now in the process of applying for zoning variances for the location.

This space will be used for various activities, ranging from play time for kids, to learning opportunities for adults. This is meant to be a collaborative community space with no permanent staff. SPPRC aims to model their organization after what By My Side Parenting Group does in Fishtown. By My Side offers different programming for parents and children within their community, just as SPPRC hopes to continue to do in South Philly.

This approximately 900 sq. ft. space on Broad Street is currently zoned as RSA-5, which is generally designated for single-family use. There is already one variance for the location, which designates the first-floor space to be used for the sale of appliances and manufacturing of clock radios. SPPRC is seeking a variance for “personal services to support our structured playgroup and family related support activities.”

SPPRC will be presenting to the South Broad Street Neighbors Association on April 19 and to the Zoning Board of Adjustment on April 27.