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Point Breeze

    • Land Bank properties in Point Breeze, January 2016

Councilman Johnson adds 100 more properties to Land Bank

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a resolution Thursday morning transferring 100 properties in his 2nd District, which covers parts of Center City and South Philadelphia, to the city’s Land Bank. The properties…

    • Proposed development at 2012-2020 Wharton Street, rendering from JKR Partners

Planning Commission called racist after voting to support Point Breeze housing development

Two members of Concerned Citizens of Point Breeze, a small community organization that has fought for years to stop high-end housing developments and residential rezonings in the South Philadelphia neighborhood, accused…

    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015

Washington Avenue needs safety first

Washington Avenue is going through a well-documented public identity crisis as it transitions from a hard neighborhood boundary lined with commerce into an an even more mixed-use place. Questions of…

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ABOUT POINT BREEZE

Point Breeze, named after the Point Breeze amusement park, is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia. Point Breeze extends from Washington Ave. to Moore Street and from Broad Street to 25th Street. The area was once home to the Point Breeze Amusement Park, a small amusement park which boasted the largest carousel in America in 1906. The amusement park also featured beautiful white washed pavilions with a view right onto the Delaware River. The park was later demolished to make room for the Western Power Plant and since has been redeveloped for further industrial use. Today the area is attempting to reform its streets after being overrun with drugs and crime. At the head of the area's reconstruction is Universal Companies, an organization determined to revive South Philadelphia’s blighted areas. Universal Companies plan to build over 2,000 homes in the area and have even developed a charter school in the area. The Point Breeze Performing Arts Center also has faith in the area as they continue to welcome new students like they have for almost 30 years.




RESOURCES 

Point Breeze Performing Arts Center

Point Breeze Pioneers 

South Philly Review on Point Breeze




South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S.
The Point Breeze neighborhood suffered from abandonment and population decline throughout the mid 20th century.

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