Walnut Hill Community Association (WHCA) serves the neighborhood of Walnut Hill. The boundaries for the Walnut Hill neighborhood are Market Street on the North, 45th Street on the East, Spruce Street on the South and 52nd Street on the West.
WHCA was founded in 1961 by a group of neighbors, led by Charles Campbell Sr., who were concerned about the deterioration of their neighborhood.
WHCA continues to be a neighborhood group run by residents who are dedicated to their community revitalization. WHCA actively promotes the neighborhood and encourages residents to participate in community events and to help determine neighborhood improvement priorities. WHCA continues to strive and work for the betterment of the community and its residents. We welcome your input, energy and participation.
The City of Philadelphia (Councilperson Gauthier’s office, the Streets Department, and OTIS) is holding two upcoming community meetings to discuss traffic safety issues and potential changes to 47th and 48th Street. Meetings will be held at the 48th and Woodland Playground on September 18th and Calvary Church on September 25th. See above flyer for details.
This is a direct outcome of our advocacy together for a 48th Street Greenway. As we shared back in June, we proposed a set of changes we saw as both impactful and pragmatic. The street has since been paved, and we’ve been waiting for the city to consider and respond to our proposal as they decide how to stripe it.
From what we understand, the city will discuss a proposal for protected bike lanes different from our proposal. CHECK OUT THIS BLOG POST for a summary of that expected proposal and how it compares to what we have advocated, hosted by the Garden Court Community Association.
We are excited that the City is responding to community action for safer streets and better connected communities, but these are big potential changes. What do you think of them?
Please consider attending one or both of the upcoming meetings. If you have neighbors you think would be interested to hear more give feedback on these potential changes, please share the flyer and invite them to join you.
Please share this information with your neighbors!
Garden Court Community Association is funded entirely by your donations and memberships. Sign up to help us support this and other good works. A year long membership for a family is $15: https://www.gardencourtca.org/join-form-test
West Philadelphia Community Partner,
I’m writing to share the news that PennDOT contractor crews will soon start the repaving process on Walnut Street from 33rd Street to 63rd Street/Cobbs Creek Parkway. Starting next week, there are scheduled lane closures for milling and paving operations along the 3-mile corridor. Currently, the work is planned for overnight hours. Please see signs on the street for dates and times of the work.
Please see the construction notice here:
Please see the PennDOT press release here:
There will be major layout changes on Walnut Street to improve safety for all users, including the installation of a parking separated bicycle lane to designate a space for everyone in the roadway. This is the culmination of more than 2 years of outreach and partnership with community organizations to share information and gather feedback on traffic safety on Walnut Street.
Please share the Construction Notice with your partners and within your organization. If you’d like further information or have question, do not hesitate to reach out.
Thank you for your partnership on this important traffic safety project.
Jeannette Brugger, AICP [she/her]Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
Office of Complete Streets
Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability (oTIS)
City of Philadelphia
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Sundays: 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22
Service of Dedication
Sunday 9/17 @10am
First Fridays Film Series
Fridays: 10/6, 11/3, 12/1
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