Isaiah Zagar Mural Next To Meredith Elementary School

The IMAGINE Committee at Meredith Elementary School and the Meredith Home and School Association are excited to announce that Isaiah Zagar has chosen the wall next to Meredith at 711 S. 5th Street, to create one of his signature mosaics. The owners of the building have graciously agreed, and the project will be part of the Magic Garden’s August 26-27, 2017 workshop, from 9-4 both days, rain or shine. Meredith parent Carlo Sena, will be onsite during much of the project. Thank you, Carlo!
The workshop will follow the Magic Garden’s standard format:…/mosaic-workshops/ of individuals 18 and older who want to learn the craft of mosaics. This collaborative piece is sure to brighten the Meredith campus. Isaiah predicts they will need about 12 workshop participants for this project. Neighbors interested in taking part should visit the website link above. The workshop’s cost and particulars are included on that page.

South Street Parking Pilot Program

In order to improve public safety, the flow of traffic for SSHD businesses, emergency vehicle access, as well as working to address the quality of life for neighboring residents, the South Street Headhouse District, in conjunction the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia Parking Authority, will initiate Phase 1 of a new pilot parking program this weekend.  Phase 1 pilot parking changes will go into effect this weekend and will be in effect for the rest of the summer and fall.

Phase 1:  In order to create a late night public safety lane, vehicles will not be allowed to park / stop on the North curb lane side of South Street between 2nd and 6th Streets,  from Midnight – 3am, FridaySaturdaySunday.

Please be aware that vehicles parked on the north curb side of the street during these times are subject to removal by the PPA. 

Within the next few weeks, Phase 2 will also be implemented which will include:

a) changing Metered Parking Enforcement on South Street from the current 9:00am-10:00pm to a new 11:00am– 12:00am(midnight), and b) relocating the current motorcycle/scooter zone from 436 South Street to 601 South Street. 

Please look for street signage changes and help make your patrons aware of these parking modifications.   Please be aware that this is a pilot parking project and may be adjusted based on experience, feedback, and assessment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact


Imagine Meredith

The IMAGINE Meredith Committee and the Home and School Association are teaming up with Isaiah Zagar to create a mosaic mural on the wall next to the school’s northwest schoolyard entrance at 711 S. 5th St. The project is set for Aug. 26-27, and will require the help of about 12 volunteers, who must also sign up for Magic Gardens’ workshop on the same dates.

Buy personalized pavers to support improvements to the Meredith play yard now and for a limited time only. Corporate pavers are also available. Order here.