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Reuse of the City Branch for transit or trails unlikely, but proposed development isn't to blame

When plans for a new mixed-use development at 15th and Hamilton streets in Spring Garden were posted online in advance of this month’s Civic Design Review, the project caused a stir…

    • Yuri Zalzman, who has operated the Gun Range the past three years, wants to sell firearms from his shooting range / Bobby Allyn for PlanPhilly

Arguments continue over Spring Garden shooting range's right to supply and sell arms

Philadelphia’s Zoning Board of Adjustment didn’t make a decision today over whether a gun shop can open in a shooting range close to Spring Garden Street, but the debate previewed what…

    • The Gun Range is located at North Percy and Spring Garden streets. Neighbors have protested that the facility should not be allowed to sell guns. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Community groups push back against plan for gun shop in Spring Garden area

A proposal to open a gun shop near Philadelphia's Spring Garden Street is confronting a growing resistance from neighbors and community groups. The plan calls for selling weapons inside an existing…

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ABOUT SPRING GARDEN

Spring Garden is a neighborhood in Central Philadelphia. The area extends from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue and from Broad Street to the Schuylkill River. The area was originally known as the city’s “Victorian area" and was developed as residential housing for a newly emerging class of comparatively wealthy working class citizens. The area’s impressive Victorian architecture has for the most part been preserved thanks to efforts by the Philadelphia Historical Commission and members of the community. This neighborhood's civic association was developed in the 1960s to help fight off drugs and crime within the neighborhood. Since then, this neighborhood has remained a safe and well regarded area. Today Spring Garden boasts inexpensive historic housing as well as newly developed row houses and rental properties. 


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Spring Garden Civic Association

The concept for John Fitch's paddle powered steamboat emanated from a dream. 
Going down the shore?
In the hey day of Philadelphia’s working waterfront, every pier was known for something. For Poplar Street, it was lumber.

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