Submit Comments Now to Lower Southwest Draft Plan


The Lower Southwest DRAFT District Plan is now available to download and review on Philadelphia 2035 website. This comprehensive document – featured on the home page under “Lower Southwest DRAFT District Plan” –  was compiled by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission after three public meetings, as part of the multi-year, city-wide Philadelphia 2035 planning process.

The initiative makes recommendations to create a more livable, healthy, and economically viable city in the future, in the context of transportation, land use, zoning, parks, economic development, etc. The plan guides future decisions and opportunities around these issues, all around the city, including Eastwick.

EFNC urges all to review the Lower Southwest DRAFT District Plan; it is a large document that may take a while to download. Email your comments directly to Martine DeCamp (email: martine.decamp(at)phila.gov. In the email subject write, “LSW Plan Comments.”  Submit comments through Friday, May 20, 2016.  

EFNC is especially concerned about Eastwick’s blight certification, and are asking this to be removed. We believe the wording about 100-year flood plains in Eastwick should be changed to FEMA-designated Special Flood Hazard Area to more accurately convey the legal requirements – and flood insurance burdens – that go along with this designation.

As a recognized Environmental Justice community, Eastwick has a big stake in the Lower Southwest District Plan, and your opinion is important!

Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition (EFNC) is committed to active engagement in community planning, to develop an environmental, economic, and socially sustainable future for Eastwick.

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