Come on out to the first public meeting for community planning in Lower SW Philadelphia! The meeting will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 at Ezekiel Baptist Church, 5701 Grays Avenue, Philadelphia, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.
This public planning meeting provides a forum for residents of Lower SW Philadelphia, including Eastwick, to contribute suggestions, ideas and input in the future of YOUR community, including zoning, city-owned land and facilities, and public investments in the district.
Sponsored by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, public meetings facilitate critically-important local citizen engagement in district planning. This comprehensive, multi-year process is part of the Philadelphia 2035 plan, which makes recommendations to create a more livable, healthy, and economically viable city in the future. Goals include:
- Guide Zoning Remapping – future land use and zoning maps.
- Focus Areas – examine underutilized spaces.
- City Facilities Planning – study location and effectiveness of facilities such as libraries and playgrounds.
- Public Landscapes – recommend improvements to streetscapes, landscapes, parks and plazas.
- Community Health Improvements – improve access to healthy foods, physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
- Coordinate Neighborhood Plans – review previous community plans and set priorities for future planning.
Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition (EFNC) is committed to active engagement in planning our community – we hope you are too! Please join us at the public planning meeting on November 9.
Posted by EastwickFNC on November 4, 2015
Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition is a proud partner of the Yard Tree Giveaway in Southwest Philadelphia! Now through October 17, while supplies last, Philadelphia residents can register for up to TWO FREE trees to plant in a yard or lawn on private property. Several species are available, including Sugar Maple, Willow Oak, Hackberry, American Hornbeam, and Corneliancherry fruit tree.
Trees are a vital part of every community in Southwest Philadelphia and anywhere! Trees shade homes, provide habitat for wildlife, and beautify our neighborhoods. Trees also promote human health, increase air quality, soak up stormwater, save energy, reduce costs to taxpayers—and sometimes simply provide a much-needed place of solace in a bustling urban center!
Pre-register now by clicking this weblink, and select your choice of tree species. Maximum two trees per person; trees must be planted in Philadelphia. When you pick-up your trees, you’ll also receive a free bag of mulch, educational materials and information on how to plant and care for tree.
Pick up your tree on Saturday, October 17th from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Longstreth Elementary School, 5700 Willows Avenue in West Philadelphia. *PLEASE NOTE: Any leftover trees at 12:00pm will be made available for walk-in residents, so be sure to pick up your trees by noon!*
This Yard Tree Giveaway event is hosted by John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, Eastwick Friends and Neighbors Coalition, Friends of Heinz Wildlife Refuge and Audubon Pennsylvania.
Sponsored by Tree Philly, a program of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.
Posted by EastwickFNC on October 14, 2015