#TBT: North Philly Neighborhood Lot
For this month’s #TBT, we’re heading back to the early 1990s as the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) broke ground on its neighborhood parking lot at 7100 Ogontz Avenue in North Philadelphia. This throwback picture shows the attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony, from left to right: State Representative, Dwight Evans; PPA Chairman, Herman Wooden; State Senator, Alison Schwartz; and former Mayor of Philadelphia, Wilson Goode.
After construction was complete, the lot served the business district for close to five years before being redeveloped. Nowadays you won’t find a parking lot if you drive by 7100 Ogontz Avenue. Instead, you can gas up and grab some Tastykakes at M & J Market before hitting the road.
Now let’s fast forward 20 plus years: Parking lots may come and go, but we still offer convenient parking throughout all parts of Philly. In fact, many of our facilities offer discounts such as Early Bird Specials and validations for many tourist attractions!