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Tour our beautiful neighborhood --- East Oak Lane!

East Oak Lane neighbors are unified in vocal opposition to plans by Developers and City Councilmember Cherelle Parker to build a 40-unit apartment complex in our Civic Center.  Stand with residents as we demand a say in what is built in our neighborhood!  Click here to watch our video.

Open Letter from OLCAA's Board of Directors to Councilmember Cherelle Parker

Make your voice heard! Here is what YOU can do!

H&Z Meeting Video -         Dec 2021

H&Z Meeting Video - Dec 2021

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Stop the development of a high-density apartment housing at 12th and Oak Lane!


Community members at a Registered Community Organization (RCO) meeting voted overwhelmingly (84%) against this development! 


Community objections include concerns about parking and traffic at an intersection that already houses the Oak Lane Library, Ellwood Elementary School, and the Engine 63 Fire Station. With the proposed entrance to the development on 11th Street, this development would also add to traffic currently generated by the Refuge Evangelical Baptist Church, the Oak Lane Presbyterian Church, and the nearby Laurel Square Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.


This is simply not the right location for this project!


The developers have money, resources, and politicians on their side. We’re fighting hard for you but we need your help to level the playing field for legal and professional fees, publicity costs, and materials for protest signs.


All donations not used to oppose this particular project will be used to ensure neighborhood developments happen responsibly and in accordance with what the community wants and needs, or to provide other benefits for the community related to safety, beauty, and quality of life. The OLCAA Board of Directors commits to fulfill the community's wishes rather than their individual concerns.


Please join the OLCAA campaign to raise funds to prevent unwanted development!


OLCAA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax deductible and non-refundable.


Please make your check out to OLCAA, write “Development” in the memo line, and send to:

OLCAA, P.O. Box 2926, Philadelphia, PA 19141.


. . . or donate via GoFundMe (credit cards accepted) by clicking the button below or by going to the GoFundMe page linked here.


Thank you for your generosity!

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© 2018   Oak Lane Community Action Association  (OLCAA)  -  Striving to build a better neighborhood

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