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Contact us at:
Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition
P.O. Box 16985
Philadelphia, PA  19142


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Relevant news stories about Eastwick:

New Path for Eastwick opens up one year after termination of urban renewal agreement, by Catalina Jaramillo for Plan Philly – December 28, 2016. (click here to download PDF document).

EFNC Public Letter to Eastwick Residents and Stakeholders – August 16, 2016
EFNC Public Letter to Residents, Interested Parties, Presenters – September 23, 2015

U.S. commits extra $1 million annually to Heinz refuge for education, community connection, by Katie Colaneri for Newsworks-WHYY – March 31, 2016. (click here to download PDF document).

Eastwick sees end to largest urban renewal deal in U.S. history, by Samantha Melamed for Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News – December 24, 2015. (click here to download PDF document)

City seeks end to troubled, 60-year Eastwick urban renewal effort, by Samantha Melamed for Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News – October 17, 2015. (click here to download PDF article.)

In Eastwick, a landfill’s legacy stirs activism, by Will Bunch for Philadelphia Daily News – December 7, 2014.

U.S. Army Corps and City Water Department say study on Eastwick flooding solutions should be complete in October, by Kellie Patrick Gates for PlanPhilly – January 6, 2013.

Councilman Johnson says he’ll withdraw bills Korman needs to build 722 apartments in Eastwick by Kellie Patrick Gates for PlanPhilly – November 20, 2012.

The Water Always Wins, By Michael Nairn, Professor, Urban Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Inquirer – October 31, 2012.
The age-old lesson is that water always wins. Eastwick residents’ complaints of constant flooding have gone unaddressed for years, and further building in the area would only put more people in harm’s way.

Philadelphia Daily News, Philly Clout (blog), October 15, 2012
In letter, State Senator Williams tells council he’s against Korman plan for Eastwick. In a letter sent to Council president Darrell Clarke and Johnson on Friday, State Sen. Anthony Williams said he is against the proposed development until the city can “assess the consequences for the community.  more>>>

Eastwick Residents Say City of Phila. Failing To Control Flooding in Neighborhood by Mike Dunn (CBS Philly) – October 9, 2012

City says feds need to build earthen berm to provide flooding relief in Eastwick, and 722 apartments won’t make it worse by Kellie Patrick Gates (PlanPhilly) – October 9, 2012

Eastwick Flooding Victims Head to City Hall posted by Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia City Paper – October 8, 2012

WHYY Newsworks, October 8, 2012 – weblink

WHYY Newsworks, October 8, 2012 – PDF document
In this WHYY Newsworks article Eastwick residents articulate concerns about flooding. Philadelphia Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug said because the proposed development site is slightly higher than the rest of  the neighborhood, it should actually help reduce flooding in the area, not make it worse…  The Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition would like more details on how impervious surfaces of 722 apartments in 51 two-story buildings, 1,034 parking spaces, and residential roads on 35 acres, could reduce flooding.

CBS/KYW1060 Radio, October 9, 2012 – weblink
CBS/KYW1060 Radio, October 9, 2012 – PDF document

The Riches of Eastwick by Liz Pacheco for Grid Magazine – September 7, 2012

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