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Save the Montgomery Avenue M. E. Church from demolition!

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Dear Citizens,

This 19th century former Montgomery Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church has been CLEARED FOR DEMOLITION by L & I as proposed by developer, Ori Feibush. As residents of Fishtown and the city as a whole, we are concerned that the integrity of our built environment is being compromised by an aggressive group of developers that are demolishing our beloved old structures at an alarming rate.

As the historic home of the East Montgomery Avenue M.E. congregation for over 100 years, this structure has continued to serve the community as affordable housing long after its days as the spiritual center of working class citizens. We consider it an atrocity to destroy its role as both an architectural legacy and community center.

This current class of development is eroding the very fabric of our neighborhood's character and defining features that directly contribute to the quality of living in our city. We fear if we remove these unique structures in our city and replace them with haphazardly constructed and poorly designed buildings, we will lose the very soul of our neighborhoods.

With this petition, we call on the President of City Council and 5th District Council representative, Darrell Clarke, to help save our beloved Montgomery Ave. M. E. Church and reexamine our municipal development process. We also aim to create a significant alliance against a program of unregulated and unwanted development plaguing our city.

Please sign this petition to help save the Montgomery Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church from Ori Feibush’s wrecking ball.  Let us join together as a collective voice against an invasive type of development that dares to squander Philadelphia's great architectural heritage.

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