WHCA Community Meeting
CONGRATULATIONS to our newly elected WHCA Officers who will serve from June 2015 thru June 2017
President - Horace Paterson, First Vice President - Margaret Livingston, Second Vice President - Amin Anthony Harris, Treasurer - Nadine Livingston, Financial Secretary - Andrea Maxwell, Secretary - Louise Martin, Assistant Secretary - Delores Fisher
Free Event - Reading in the Park - Tuesday, 7/21/2015, 4-6 pm
AICP Summer Block Party
The Association of Islamic Charitable Projects is hosting their summer block party at 45th and Walnut Streets on July 18th from 1pm - 6pm. Come out and join in the festivities!
Walnut Hill Elections 2015
At the annual June meeting, WHCA will hold elections for all officer positions on June 25, 6pm at the Enterprise Center 4548 Market St. All positions will hold a term of office for two years until the June 2017 meeting. All paid members of the community association are welcome to vote, so please make sure to attend!
Walnut Hill Zoning Committee Meeting - 6/16 @ 6pm
WHCA June 2015 Calendar
Nile Livingston "Submerging" Art Exhibition
Come see the work of an emerging West Philadelphia artist, Nile Livingston, at the Urban Art Gallery starting on July 5th. Her work will be on display with a reception from 4-7pm. The gallery is located at 262. S. 52nd Street. Learn more about her story and art at nilelivingston.com.
Community Update Meeting for Public Safety Services Center - Thursday 5/28/15
hosted by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison regarding the Public Safety Services Center (PSSC) which will house the new Police Headquarters, Medical Examiner’s Office and the Morgue, and the Department of Public Health Laboratories.
Philadelphia Literacy Fair @ Lea School
Come out to Henry C. Lea School this Thursday for the Philadelphia Literacy Fair. Learn about exciting summer and after-school programs that promote reading and writing.
Walnut Hill Neighborhood Plan Meeting 5/4
Join us for the second meeting of the new neighborhood plan for Walnut Hill May 4th, 6pm at The Enterprise Center (4548 Market St.).
This plan will help shape the direction of our community over the next several years, and resident feedback is essential. We're looking for a big turnout, so please bring yourselves, your families, and neighbors! Attendees will be voting on our communities top priorities, including Business and Housing, Streets and Parking, Healthy Communities, and Community Development.
Community Meeting Agenda 4/23/15
Come out to this month's public meeting of the Walnut Hill Community Association on Thursday, April 23 at The Enterprise Center starting at 6pm.
Text Your Ideas for the Walnut Hill Neighborhood Plan!
The Enterprise Center has a 5 question, multiple choice survey as they work on a 5-year plan for Walnut Hill. Send a text to 215-352-4193 to take part and give your feedback! Put anything in the message, and you'll receive a reply back to your phone starting the survey.
Annual Philly Spring Cleanup: April 11th
Come join other Walnut Hill residents for the annual Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 11 at 9:00am. There will be various cleanups happening throughout the community. Join us in helping keep Walnut Hill clean!
Community Meeting Agenda 3/26/15
The next Walnut Hill Community Association meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26 at the Enterprise Center starting at 6pm. Please join us for updates and conversation on our local community. We will also be discussing elections for this year's WHCA Board.
2015 Neighborhood Plan Update
The last Walnut Hill Community Association meeting included an update on the 2015 Neighborhood Plan with breakout planning sessions among neighborhood residents. The update was led by David Levin and Beth McGinsky from the Enterprise Center, along with WHCA's President, Horace Patterson. For a look at the presentation and census figures, see the document below.
Residents will have the opportunity to shape Walnut Hill's new neighborhood plan in the coming weeks and months. The next community meeting focusing on this topic will be Thursday, April 23, 2015.
Philadelphia Orchestra at Lea Elementary
The Philadelphia Orchestra is coming to Lea Elementary on March 16! All residents are welcome to attend.
West Philadelphia Skills Initiative
Now recruiting landscapers for job opportunities and training in West Philadelphia!
Do you enjoy active outdoor work? Want to learn more about planting and maintaining flowers and trees? If so, then the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) wants you! WPSI is partnering with the area’s largest employers to help motivated West Philadelphians obtain the training and experience to gain full time employment in their own community.
This 12-week training program is tailored to West Philadelphians who want to build their career in landscape maintenance and groundskeeping. While training with WPSI, performance-based stipends are awarded for successful classroom performance and on-the-job training!
Through March 13th, applications are being accepted for this training session. To submit your application online, please click here.
Connect to Success participants will enjoy:
To be considered for this opportunity, you must:
Community Meeting Neighborhood Plan
Come out to the next Walnut Hill Community Meeting on February 26 at the Enterprise Center to take part in a discussion and brainstorming session to work on the new Neighborhood Plan our community!
Public Safety Services Campus Update Meeting - POSTPONED due to Severe Cold Weather on Thursday evening. New meeting date is TBD.
There will be another update meeting regarding the Public Safety Services Campus, home to the new Police Headquarters, Public Health Laboratories, and the Medical Examiner's Office and Morgue, on February 19 at the Enterprise Center.
Join the Enterprise Center's Community Leaders!
The Enterprise Center is currently accepting application for the 2015 Community Leaders program. Applications are due on February 24th. This is a great opportunity for residents interested in developing professional skills and getting experience in community outreach!
Community Meeting Minutes
Walnut Hill Community Meeting Thursday January 22, 2015
President: Horace Patterson called the meeting to order
Welcome: Introductions of all present
Sign-In sheets were passed around
Guest Speakers: Azephra Hamilton, Bike Share Liaison
Azephra@bicyclecolition.org P: 215-242-9253 ext 316
Information regarding the launching coming Spring 2015
46th Street Hair Salon, LLC, Mardia Reed Owner 121 South 46th Street 215-387-1962
Home of the $20.00 Shampoo & Curl
University City Review 218 South 45th Street, Robert / Claudia Christian /Nicole Contosta, Editor & Publisher, Tel: 215-222-2846 Fax: 215-222-2378
Walnut Hill Community Up-date: Zoning Committee Member, Julian Goresko
Membership Chair: Andrea Maxwell
52nd Street Corridor Update: President, Horace Patterson
Open Community concerns
Presidents Report: Horace Patterson
Vice Presidents Report: Lorna Peterson
Tribute to Former President of WHCA: Earl Williams in his untimely passing.
Next meeting on Thursday, 2/26 6pm at the Enterprise Center
Snow Emergency Declared 1/26/15
A snow emergency has been declared in the city beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday. If you parked your car on any of the snow emergency routes, please move it before 6 p.m.. Here are snow emergency routes in West Philadelphia:
• Chestnut Street from Cobbs Creek Parkway to 20th Street
• Walnut Street from Broad Street to Cobbs Creek Parkway
• Woodland Avenue from Cobbs Creek Parkway to University Avenue
• 34th Street from University Avenue to Grays Ferry Avenue
• 38th Street from Walnut to University Avenue
• 63rd Street from City Avenue to Walnut Street
• University Avenue from 38th Street to 34th Street
• Island Avenue from Woodland Avenue to Enterprise Avenue
• Cobbs Creek Parkway from Walnut Street to Woodland Avenue
• Schuylkill Avenue from Market Street to Walnut Street
If your vehicle remains on one of these streets it will be ticketed and towed. If your car is towed, call 215-686-SNOW to find out where it was taken.
The city has also cancelled trash and recycling pick-up on Tuesday. If your trash collection day is Tuesday please keep your trash and recyclables until next Tuesday.
Crime & Safety Notice 1/25/15
A senior Philadelphia police officer has notified Walnut Hill residents to be careful of anyone approaching you in the parking lot of Walmart, Home Deport, or other major retail stores with perfume samples. These samples may contain substances intended to make you pass out, so the perpetrator can rob you of your belongings or cause you bodily harm. Please pass this notice along to your friends, family, and neighbors.
- WHCA Crime & Safety Committee
Public Safety Services Campus
Stay up to date on the latest news regarding the development of the Public Safety Services Campus at 4601 Market Street in Walnut Hill. Information can be found at pssc.phila.gov. Below is a copy of the public fact sheet. Future public meetings will be shared here on our website.
Upcoming Community Meeting 1/22
Join us for our next monthly community meeting open to all Walnut Hill residents on Thursday, January 22nd from 6-8pm at the Enterprise Center, 4548 Market St.
- Welcome and Introductions
- Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia: Azephra Hamilton
- Business Spotlight: 46th Street Hair Salon
- University City Review
- Walnut Hill Committee Updates
- Enterprise Center Community Leaders Update
- 52nd Street Corridor Update
- Open Community Concerns
- President's Report
West Philly "Going Beyond 'the Dream'" MLK Event
Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 21st at West Philadelphia High School, 49th and Chestnut streets.
The "Day of Consciousness Raising: Going Beyond 'the Dream'" program will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, after a coffee reception from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The event is sponsored by the West Philadelphia High School student government and the 188th Legislative District Education Committee.
The event will feature a panel discussion with students and alumni of the school and guests, including Jim Roebuck and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell. It will also include performances by students.
Come and hear students and community members share their views on how to move our neighborhood forward.
For more information, please call Jim Roebuck's office at 215-724-2227.
The Walnut Hill Community Association wishes health and happiness to you and your family!
Walnut Hill Holiday Celebration for the Young at Heart - Thur., 12/18, 3-5pm
Walnut Hill would like to give away gifts to about 150 children on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Max Paul Farm (4610 Market Street) from 3-5 pm
· Christmas Community Video
· Christmas Tree
· Gifts for the little ones
Next WHCA Community Meeting - Thursday 1/22/2015 @ 6pm
The meeting will take place at The Enterprise Center (4528 Market Street). The meeting is open to all residents of the community, whether or not you are a member of WHCA.
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETING - Thursday 12/11/14 at 6pm
MEETING LOCATION: West Philadelphia High School (4901 Chestnut St)
This is a community meeting hosted by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison regarding the Public Safety Services Center (PSSC) which will house the new Police Headquarters, Medical Examiner’s Office and the Morgue, and the Department of Public Health Laboratories. Construction is beginning this month and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Members of the community should attend the meeting to learn more about the project, ask questions or raise concerns. (Click here for Mayor Nutter's press release for more info on the PSSC)
Photo Gallery - Halloween Farm Fare - Thursday October 30th
Halloween Farm Fare - Thursday October 30th 4-7pm
WHCA Community Appreciation Celebration - Sat. 10/11/2014 Photo Gallery
WHCA Community Appreciation Celebration - Sat. 10/11/2014 10am-5pm - OPEN to all Walnut Hill Residents
LOCATION: 4700 Block of Walnut Street in front of Old West Philadelphia High School
Come out to celebrate our community and meet your neighbors!
2014 Community Appreciation GREEN SPACE Party
Saturday, 7/26/14 - Our first annual Community Appreciation Green Space party took place on a beautiful Saturday afternoon with hundreds of neighbors in attendance to help us celebrate. Premium burgers and hot dogs were provided and made possible by the WHCA, The Enterprise Center CDC, UC Green, and Max Paul Toyota.
We need VOLUNTEERS!
Posted July 11th, 2014
We are a volunteer organization. In the recent years, there has been a decrease of volunteers in our organization for many reasons including volunteers moving out of the neighborhood. We are in great need of new volunteers to help improve and advocate for our community.
How you can help:
- Join a committee
· We have a number of inactive committees due to the lack of volunteers
- Become a block representative
Volunteer Information Sessions:
We are looking for neighbors to volunteer their time to help make positive changes in our community. Volunteer information sessions for those interested in getting involved will be on the following dates:
· July 28th at 6:30 PM
· August 2nd at 10:00 AM
· August 12th at 5:30 PM
All info sessions will be hosted at The Enterprise Center, 4548 Market Street
Community Appreciation GREEN SPACE Party - Saturday July 26th 1pm-6pm @ the Walnut Hill Community Farm Garden (46th & Market)
2014 Resident Satisfaction Survey
Please take a moment to fill out the 2014 Resident Satisfaction Survey for the Walnut Hill Community.