The borders for the Brewerytown PhillyRising 2.0 neighborhood stretch from 27th to 30th Streets and from
Thompson up to to Cecil b. Moore. These boundaries contain mostly residential blocks. Many of these blocks
are well maintained and thriving while some contain large plots of vacant land or abandoned houses. Landmarks
such as Athletic Recreation Center, Camelot Academy and Robert Morris Elementary School serve this community
and are located along its perimeter. A large community garden at 27th and Master is also a meeting place and
source of pride for residents. The northern border of Cecil B Moore Avenue serves as both a residential and
commercial corridor. Just one block below the Southern border of Thompson St is another commercial corridor
of Girard Avenue with a number of new businesses beginning to thrive.
The Market East Neighborhood is one of the first four pilot areas chosen for the PhillyRising Collaborative, extending along Market Street from Broad Street to 8th Street (plus the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center). Beginning in December 2010, the PhillyRising Team met with local organizations, who expressed concerns with a diverse array issues related to both public safety and quality of life. Stakeholders in Market East are currently working with PhillyRising partners to develop strategies to address these issues.
The North Central section of Philadelphia runs from 22nd Street to 27th Street, Diamond Street to Montgomery Ave.
The area houses St. Elizabeth’s Community Center and Project HOME’s Honickman Learning Center, a state-of-the-art
facility with computers and software geared toward education and employment. The community is bordered to the north
by the Raymond Rosen Homes and to the south by the Blumberg Towers.
PhillyRising's thirteenth neighborhood is located just Northeast of Temple University and is located at the
convergence of the Temple campus and the historic Hartanft and St. Edwards communities. This area includes the
Penrose Recreation Center, Fairhill Public Housing Apartments, and the Village of Arts and Humanities, along with
a number of other community resources.
PhillyRising has come to the heart of Strawberry Mansion. Strawberry Mansion was once one of the most prosperous residential neighborhoods in Philadelphia, with a western border that runs along Fairmount Park. In recent years, the neighborhood has been beset with crime and vacant properties dotting most blocks. The PhillyRising Team is currently meeting with community leaders and key stakeholders to determine the community's needs and assets, as we craft an action plan to move the neighborhood toward sustainable growth.