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    • 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…

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ABOUT EASTWICK

Eastwick is a neighborhood in Southwest Philadelphia. It is situated in the southwest corner of Philadelphia County and bounded by Darby Creek and Delaware County in the west, the Philadelphia International Airport to the south, 70th street to the north, and the Schuylkill River to the east. This area was originally known as The Meadows, named after the marshlands surrounding the Darby Creek. Due to these marshlands, the area was sparsely populated, occupied by small farms, junkyards, and a few scattered houses. But when the marshlands were dredged in order to create the airport in the 1930s, there came the idea of developing the rest of the surrounding area. In 1953, the Korman Company decided to embark on the largest urban renewal project that the United States had ever seen. The area was to be called Eastwick after Andrew M. Eastwick, who made the Bartram's Garden site possible. The Company demolished many older homes but only replaced a small portion of them with new residences. Since then the Korman Company controlled the land, but 135 undeveloped acres were transferred back to the Redevelopment Authority in 2015. 

RESOURCES

Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition

Eastwick Project Area Committee

PhillySkyline on Eastwick

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