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    • Gregory Heller, executive director of Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, told the resident the city will respect the outcomes of the study.

Ten months into planning process, Eastwick residents remain wary and divided

Eastwick’s Penrose Elementary School gym was packed and hot on last  Wednesday night, and it wasn’t because of a game. The school, located on 78th street, just two blocks from Cobbs…

    • Schuylkill River flooding, May 2014 | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group

Harvey-level damage probably won’t happen in Philadelphia, but intense flooding already does

The heart-wrenching scenes from Houston’s devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath have started a national discussion about flood control and water management. Experts and city authorities say it’s unlikely…

    • Cobbs Creek Parkway flooding, April 2014 | AP

StateImpact PA: How one Philadelphia neighborhood battles rising tides

Joining dozens of communities across the country Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday he has committed the city to the goal of using 100 percent clean energy. It’s part of a…

    • EFNC's Ramona Rousseau-Reid and Deborah Jefferson tell Italian students what they would like to see around Eastwick Station

Researchers and residents explore ways Eastwick floods and ideas for mitigation

Eastwick is literally in a vulnerable position, environmentally speaking. The neighborhood is located in part of Southwest Philadelphia with the lowest elevation in the city; in fact, it was historically a…

    • Eastwick's neighbors expressed their needs at public planning meeting

Eastwick’s neighbors demand full inclusion in planning process for 189 vacant acres

The scars left by an urban renewal process gone sour made themselves visible at the first public planning meeting for a new initiative in Eastwick on Monday night at St. Paul's AME…

    • Tires dumped illegally, photo sent to Philly311 in January 2017.

As reports of illegal dumping rise, can Philly bring new solutions to this old problem?

It’s Saturday morning and a group of volunteers is gathered around a vacant lot next to the train tracks at Erie Avenue in Tioga. There’s trash piled everywhere: tires, abandoned pieces…

    • Eastwick: FEMA Flood Zone | courtesy of Interface Studio

Environmental foundation to guide Eastwick's plan

It’s easier to understand Eastwick’s flooding problem when you look at an old map and realize that most of the neighborhood was part of the Tinicum Marsh. By 1900, the marsh…

    • Gregory Heller with Eastwick Planning Study Steering Committe

Eastwick starts community-oriented planning process hoping to rewrite the history of urban renewal

A new era started this Tuesday for neighbors in Eastwick. For the first time ever, representatives from the community sat at the same table with city planners and agencies to decide…

    • Vacant property across Lindbergh Blvd from the Heinz National Wildlife Refuge where Korman wants to build 722-units of rental housing.

New path for Eastwick opens up one year after termination of urban-renewal agreement

It’s been one year since the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) gave the Eastwick community and environmental advocates new hope. On a rainy afternoon, two days before Christmas of 2015, the Redevelopment…

    • Elmwood Park

Lower Southwest District Plan adopted by commission

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt the Lower Southwest District Plan--the 12th of 18 District Plans to be completed as part of the city’s Philadelphia 2035…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.
Eyes on the Street

Who will weather extreme weather?

From tidal floods to heat waves, extreme weather is in Philly’s long-term forecast. How can the city be better prepared, responsive, and resilient in the face of this challenge? In this…

    • Today the bike lanes that exist on portions of Washington Ave are faded almost beyond recognition

Checking in on the South District planning process

Last month, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission held the first in a series of community meetings to get input from residents on planning and zoning goals for the South District, which…

    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for a new river road to improve access and circulation. See the red line above for its possible alignment. | Graphic from Lower Schuylkill Master Plan
Eyes on the Street

Improving access in the Lower Schuylkill Innovation District

Much of the Lower Schuylkill is an impenetrable, legacy industrial landscape, and good access is one problem holding back its tremendous potential. But the Lower Schuylkill has been lavished with…

    • Ruins at High Battery, Hidden City Festival
Eyes on the Street

Explore Fort Mifflin ruins (new and old) this Sunday and next

For the next two Sundays the Hidden City Festival invites guests to step into a space where it’s not quite clear what’s new, what’s old and what could be part of…

    • Atlantic Refining Co., June 22, 1926 (Image # 6111) | Aero Service Corp. | Courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Refining along the Lower Schuylkill, 1926

In honor of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan’s [pdf] release earlier this month, we head back into the past to look at a section of the Lower Schuylkill from above.…

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Airport land zoning change OK with PCPC

A bill that would change the zoning of some land around the airport from multiple classifications to airport designation SP-AIR is headed to city council's Rules Committee with the approval of…

    • Eastwick residents protest at city council

U.S. Army Corps and City Water Department say study on Eastwick flooding solutions should be complete in October

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Philadelphia Water Department say a study to determine the solution or solutions for Eastwick's Cobbs Creek-related flooding problems will be finished in October. Among…

    • Rendering of the proposed Eastwick apartments

Councilman Johnson says he'll withdraw bills Korman needs to build 722 apartments in Eastwick

Philadelphia Second District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is withdrawing two bills that Korman Residential needs to build a 722-unit apartment complex near the airport and the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge in Eastwick,…

Mayor Nutter inspecting flood-prone Eastwick during Hurricane Sandy's rains

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter inspected conditions in Eastwick around 4 p.m. this afternoon, as bands of Hurricane Sandy hit the area. The announcement from his office says Eastwick "has experienced flooding…

Sen. Williams to City Council: Don't move forward with Korman apartment proposal for Eastwick

Pennsylvania State Sen. Anthony Williams, D-District 8, opposes a proposal to build a large apartment complex on now-vacant land in Eastwick, he wrote in a letter to City Council President Darryl…

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