Wheelhouse Lofts (Hollinger Building) Open House

Today we were invited to walk through the new Wheelhouse Lofts built and managed by Creative Building Concepts who has their headquarters on D St.  The apartments are incredibly beautiful with so much natural light highlighting the interior features.  We walked though the building soon after it was purchased earlier this year and it has come so… Read More Wheelhouse Lofts (Hollinger Building) Open House

Heberlig Palmer Park Construction Progress & Schedule

Work is finally underway in the park! After 3+ years of fundraising, planning, coordinating, redesigning and more work we finally can see that something is actually happening.  We are posting the current schedule but exact dates may change due to weather and other factors the construction company might need to adapt to.  Most of the… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Construction Progress & Schedule

Planning Commission Meeting-PIRHL-Tire & Wheel Plans

PIRHL Development presented updated plans for the Tire and Wheel site to the Planning Commission on Thursday January 28th, 2016.  PIRHL is asking Borough Council to write a letter of support for their application for federal funding/tax subsidies. They presented the plan to the Planning Commission so they would send a recommendation to Borough Council. There were… Read More Planning Commission Meeting-PIRHL-Tire & Wheel Plans

Tire and Wheel Site Development Meeting Recap-1/11/16

Over 70 neighbors and residents turned out for the West Side Neighbors January Meeting to hear about developments on the Tire and Wheel Site. After a few other agenda items were covered including the bid for construction of HP Park opening and showcasing upcoming events in the neighborhood including an African American History Showcase, Neighbors… Read More Tire and Wheel Site Development Meeting Recap-1/11/16

Neighbors Helping Neighbors-Community Day of Helping-4/9/16

  Neighbors and volunteers are again coming together on April 9th to help neighbors in our community with external upgrades around their yard, fences or porches.  The first day of helping was an incredible success and we are hoping to replicate this again this year. Please email carlislewestside@gmail.com if you have some projects you could… Read More Neighbors Helping Neighbors-Community Day of Helping-4/9/16

Request for Bids-Heberlig Palmer Park Renovation

The plans for the park upgrade were formally accepted by DCNR (Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) as they needed to approve everything since they provided us with a $67,500 matching grant. The borough is now accepting bids through February 11th for the construction of the park and bids should awarded early spring for a… Read More Request for Bids-Heberlig Palmer Park Renovation

West Side Neighbors Meeting Agenda 1/11- Important Tire & Wheel Site & HP Park Updates

Hello Neighbors! We have a good agenda with lots of updates for our upcoming meeting next Monday 1/11 6:30pm at Friends Meetings House (252 A St).  Please email if you have any additional items you would like to add or just bring them up at the meeting as all ideas and conversations welcome. Tire and… Read More West Side Neighbors Meeting Agenda 1/11- Important Tire & Wheel Site & HP Park Updates

HP Park Raised Garden Bed Dedication and Carpentry Certificate Award Ceremony Recap

A celebration for the graduation of 5 carpentry students (Layton Brooks, Abdul Nyero, Scott Webber, Nafee Larrimore) who built 3 raised garden beds was held in Heberlig Palmer Park on Saturday October 10th. The 7 week course was part of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative that Mayor Tim Scott has been leading. The Employment Skills… Read More HP Park Raised Garden Bed Dedication and Carpentry Certificate Award Ceremony Recap

HP Park Garden Bed Dedication Ceremony & Carpentry Program Certificate Presentation

Saturday, October 10th 1:30 pm Heberlig Palmer Park (131 Lincoln Ave) You are invited to the Basic Carpentry Pilot Program Certificate Presentation and Dedication Ceremony. The Employment Skills Center carpentry students will be awarded their class certificates, and we will be dedicating the new community garden planters that the students built. Join us in celebrating our… Read More HP Park Garden Bed Dedication Ceremony & Carpentry Program Certificate Presentation

Dickinson College First Year Students volunteer in HP Park West Side Neighborhood

We had the pleasure of hosting 40+ Dickinson College first year students for their community service work. They weeded, mulched and planted around the alleys of Heberlig Palmer Park, trimmed low hanging branches, cleaned up litter, mulched and weeded tree wells on neighboring streets and cleared storm drains. They worked extremely hard all afternoon and… Read More Dickinson College First Year Students volunteer in HP Park West Side Neighborhood

Creative Building Concepts buys Hollinger Building; Plans renovation

The Tire and Wheel site has been quiet since demolition ceased many months back and we check in periodically with the current owners to see if they have any updates for the neighborhood.  The main site is still actively seeking developers but the Hollinger Building on the corner of B St and North College has been sold… Read More Creative Building Concepts buys Hollinger Building; Plans renovation

Heberlig Palmer Park Renovation Design

On Monday, June 15th, Chris Chiampi from Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. presented the final design for the park renovation. The design was refined from the original concept that was created in 2013 from feedback from the community.  There has always been an area that was set aside for a natural playscape space to expand recreational areas for… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Renovation Design

22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration & Unity Walk at Hope Station

Sat, Jun 20 Noon-Unity Walk Celebration 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Hope Station at Memorial Park, West Penn Street, Carlisle, PA Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1864 when slaves in Galveston Texas learned they were free. This is the 22nd year Carlisle will have a celebration marking Juneteenth. The celebration will be coordinated by Hope Station,… Read More 22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration & Unity Walk at Hope Station

Heberlig Palmer Park Design-Public Meeting -6-15-15 6:30

When: Monday June 15th 6:30pm Where: Heberlig Palmer Park 131 Lincoln Ave (Rain Location Friends Meeting House 252 A St) What: Heberlig Palmer Park Redesign Plans will be presented to the community. The West Side Neighbors started working on a redesign project of Heberlig Palmer Park in March 2013 and after months of fundraising, organizing… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Design-Public Meeting -6-15-15 6:30

Cumberland County Penn State Master Gardeners donate plants to HP Park

We received a wonderful donation of plants from the Penn State Extension – Master Gardeners of Cumberland and Perry Counties. These were leftovers from their recent plant sales. The plants were promptly planted throughout Heberlig Palmer Park. Our raised bed garden now has basil, thyme, hot peppers, tomatillos, and tomatoes! Our flower bed and Frog… Read More Cumberland County Penn State Master Gardeners donate plants to HP Park

Day Of Sharing Recap- Project SHARE Farm Stand Grand Opening & Celebration In HP Park

On Saturday, May 16th, our community came together for a Day of Sharing, initiated by Project SHARE and Carlisle E-Free Church, to celebrate our community and the opening of Project SHARE’s new Farm Stand.  After their initial ideas were laid out, more and more community churches and organizations joined forces to create a day of… Read More Day Of Sharing Recap- Project SHARE Farm Stand Grand Opening & Celebration In HP Park

Security Camera to be installed in HP Park this Spring

This spring, the first of many planned upgrades will finally be installed in Heberlig Palmer Park as the borough will be adding a security camera that connects with their surveillance system.  Improving the safety in and around the park was the first priority when we started discussing improvements with neighbors.  Again and again, requests for… Read More Security Camera to be installed in HP Park this Spring

Carlisle Walk-ability/Bike-ability Working Group

Thu, Apr 16, 6:00 PM Downtown Carlisle Association offices at 53 South Street (basement) https://carlislewestside.nextdoor.com/events/278715/ Are you interested in making Carlisle a more pedestrian friendly place? Do often walk or bike to places in town? Do you have kids and want to make their walk to school safer? Great! Come out next Thursday (4/16) at… Read More Carlisle Walk-ability/Bike-ability Working Group

Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. hired to design Heberlig Palmer Park Construction Plans

We are happy to announce that Carlisle Borough has hired Frederick, Seibert & Associates (FSA) to design construction plans for the Heberlig Palmer Park upgrade.  They will then oversee the construction as contractors implement the different projects within the park.  This project is funded through funds raised from individual, business and grant donations including grants from the Department of Conservation… Read More Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. hired to design Heberlig Palmer Park Construction Plans

Help Carlisle become a more Vibrant, Connected and Playful Community!

The Carlisle Neighborhood Alliance is a network of residents who have come together to develop a sense of community and build relationships between each other and the downtown. To make this vision a reality, we will be focusing on seven working groups (six included in this survey) made up of local residents and community partners… Read More Help Carlisle become a more Vibrant, Connected and Playful Community!

Carlisle West Side Historical Maps 1885, 1890, 1896, 1902, 1909 and 1915

These are a series of historical Sanborn Insurance Maps of our neighborhood dating from 1885, 1890, 1896, 1902, 1909 and 1915.  It’s incredible to see how the area built up over the years and which businesses set up shop in our community. Did you learn anything about your home from these blasts from the past?… Read More Carlisle West Side Historical Maps 1885, 1890, 1896, 1902, 1909 and 1915