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$5 million improvement to Fairmount Park could signal revival in Parkside

“With investments in public spaces and the general wave of revitalization going on … there’s a number of factors that would favor the revitalization of that corridor.”

“… the residents of Parkside are looking for development, but they’re looking more for boutique businesses, small businesses, which means a slower rate of change. I think the park will always be the number one attraction.”

This article in The Inquirer recognizes the value that even a relatively modest investment in a civic asset can bring as it explores the potential impact of the first phase of Centennial Commons for the Parkside neighborhood in Philadelphia.

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Image credit: Margo Reed