You Have a Say in the Development Changes in Store for South Philly

Philadelphia2035 continues to move along.

Photo credit: pwbaker via Flickr.

Photo credit: pwbaker via Flickr.

Think Philadelphia’s South District (i.e., Grays Ferry, East Passyunk, Point Breeze, Pennsport, and Whitman) has a dearth in parks? How can the population boom be handled better? And for the love of William Penn, what’s up with Snyder Station?

Whatever your issues with the area, these weak points (as well as its positive features) will be discussed in greater detail at the next Philadelphia2035 planning meeting on February 9th.

According to Taylor Farnsworth at the Passyunk Post, Phila2035’s first South District meeting took place in December, an assembly that found locals voicing the following pros and cons:

The community found that parks, playgrounds, rec centers and the four subway stations in the South District are strengths. They also labeled locations such as the Italian Market, East Passyunk Ave. and Columbus Boulevard big box retail as some of the strengths of the South District.

Weaknesses included a lack of green space, Grays Ferry Avenue, the Snyder Broad Street Line station, Girard Park and more.

This upcoming February meeting will expand on the first, starting with setting development priorities and fine tuning particular improvement projects.

WHAT: 2nd Philadelphia2035 South District Planning Meeting
WHEN: Monday, February 9th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
WHERE: Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, 901 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

H/T: Second public meeting will further discuss Philadelphia 2035 plans [Passyunk Post]