Dear PlanPhilly member,
Ballot question #6 calls for the creation of a zoning commission that would be charged with reforming the city’s antiquated and politically expedient zoning
code. PlanPhilly reporter Matt Blanchard takes a look at why zoning reform matters: http://www.planphilly.com/node/1477.
happens. Smart zoning can promote the idea of walkable neighborhoods and streets; help plan parks and open space; create mixed-use districts; maintain
transportation corridors; encourage population density near mass transit; and help plan and maintain industrial districts. We’re looking forward to getting
inside the issue. For more information about the zoning reform referendum and related stories, see http://www.zoningmatters.org/ and
around an evolving open space network, improved street and transportation systems, and land-use guidelines. We also briefed the group on possible Girard
Avenue interchange improvements for connectivity and public access. The presentation can be reviewed in PDF format here:
options for its riverfront vision. The plan would include an option that includes the two proposed casinos and one that assumes the casinos
are not constructed in those locations. The story and video are linked here: http://www.planphilly.com/node/1474
May 19: DRCC Pennypack walk, 10-noon. Pennypack on the Delaware, Rhawn Street and the Delaware River, (behind the Riverview Home and the Prison Complex).
More information here: http://www.drcc-phila.org/events.htm
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University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6311