Made possible by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax, Rebuild will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in improving community facilities, including Paschalville Library.
“Rebuild is making progress in neighborhoods across the city, and the results of these projects will be more parks, recreation centers, and libraries whose facilities live up to what Philadelphians deserve in their community spaces,” said Mayor Jim Kenney.
“Equitable growth is only possible when our communities have high quality resources in their neighborhood, and residents have the opportunity to benefit from economic investment in public spaces.”
“The public libraries in the second district and across our city are woven into the social fabric of our neighborhoods, and a vital part of daily life to so many residents,” said Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson (2nd District).“Paschalville staff and community partners provide critical services here everyday; increasing literacy, job readiness, and encouraging a love of learning in all Philadelphians. It is about time this building receives a much deserved, and long awaited, facilities investment."
The renovation of Paschalville Library will be led by pre-qualified non-profit Diversified Community Services and minority-owned construction management firm BFW Group. Diversified Community Services have been awarded grants to lead community engagement, design, and construction. Rebuild projects will also serve as training opportunities for participants in Rebuild’s workforce development programs, and are expected to meet the program’s ambitious inclusion goals for minority and woman-owned contracts. Made possible by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax, Rebuild is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and libraries.