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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…

    • Christine Knapp, Office of Sustainability, testifies at a City Council hearing on the environment, March 2017 | Catalina Jaramillo / PlanPhilly

Environmental leaders urge City Council to put climate change on ‘front burner'

“Climate is already changing,” said Liz Robinson, executive director Energy Coordination Agency of Philadelphia (ECA), at a Philadelphia City Council hearing held this Wednesday. “As we can all see from the…

    • 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…

    • Auto showroom

June 20: Councilmembers pushing PPA audit | Eastwick homes sinking | State water usage fee

Councilmembers Helen Gym and David Oh introduced a motion asking Controller Alan Butkovitz to audit the PPA for the first time since 2009 in Council's last session, but a majority of…

    • 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…

    • 73rd Street and Lindbergh Boulevard

December 24: PRA ends nation's largest urban renewal project | Big gains for Philly leisure travel | Nutter's small biz record

The largest urban renewal project in the nation's history is officially coming to a close, reports Samantha Melamed, as the PRA moved to take control of the last 135 acres of…

    • Woody debris jam downstream Ogantz Ave.

October 20: Rectifying Eastwick's urban renewal disaster | Meet the trash boats | Sigma Sound Studios in line for demolition

Samantha Melamed reports the city may begin to rectify the disastrous experiment with urban renewal in Eastwick, in which 2,000 acres of private property were condemned and 8,636 people were evicted. With…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson joined project leaders at the ground breaking ceremony

On the record with Kenyatta Johnson: Development, politics, planning, and more

Last Wednesday, PlanPhilly sat down with 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson to talk about development in his district, his upcoming reelection campaign, and accusations of cronyism lodged by his opponent, developer…

    • 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…

    • DN: The wayback machine is the Delaware Waterfront's biggest threat.
Eyes on the Street

Waterfront wayback trap | Eastern Tower | Healthier bodegas | Tax nonprofit properties | Berm for Eastwick?

Get the wayback machine away from the waterfront, the Daily News editorialize, lamenting the Planning Commission's approval of three development proposals that fail to meet the standards of the Master…

    • What it would take to build an earthen berm for flood control on a section of Cobbs Creek in Eastwick

What it would take to build an earthen berm for flood control on a section of Cobbs Creek in Eastwick

The actual construction of an earthen berm to control flooding along Cobbs Creek in Eastwick would likely take only a couple of months. But it will take significantly longer for the…

    • Easwick residents at City Council hearing on flooding in their neighborhood. | PlanPhilly
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