Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

    • Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!
      Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

For those who could not attend our public meetings in January, the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan team has created this online survey to make sure that anyone interested can respond and give their ideas to inform the Master Plan. We will be collecting responses throughout the winter, so we would love to hear your thoughts!  The survey is organized according to the six Planning Principles drafted to help guide the Master Plan:

  • Create an identity for the Lower Schuylkill.
  • Prioritize job creation and economic growth.
  • Connect the Lower Schuylkill.
  • Protect and foster diversity and flexibility.
  • Reveal the Hidden River.
  • Use sustainable practices to restore land and water.

If you know someone who would like to participate but does not have Internet access, please call or write to Kate McNamara at PIDC and we can make sure they can give their input to the Master Plan: or 215-496-8174.


The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan is a collaborative effort to create a blueprint for high-quality sustainable redevelopment of the historically industrial corridor along the east and west banks of the Lower Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA. This public-private initiative is led by the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce, with funding from the William Penn Foundation and the City of Philadelphia.  PennPraxis is funded by the William Penn Foundation to serve as local planning advisors and assist in data collection, stakeholder outreach, and case study research. The planning team is being led by Chan Krieger NBBJ out of Cambridge, MA.  For more information on the project, click here.

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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