Lower South and West Park plans adopted | ‘Quality of Life’ plan for Eastern North Philly accepted | Reassessment 70% done | Delilah’s closed | city seeks help with PGW sale | parsing NIDs

The Planning Commission adopted the Lower South and West Park district plans with a few changes based on public comment, including the goal of a new historic district for Wynnefield and a green schoolyard at the Heston School, reports PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and William Penn Foundation each granted $100,000 to pay for studies called for in the district plans, such as a feasibility study about extending the Broad Street line to the Navy Yard. At yesterday’s meeting the Planning Commission also accepted Our Community, Our Ideas: North Philadelphia Quality of Life Plan. The plan was developed by APM to focus less on the built environment and more on improving health, wealth, community, and businesses in Eastern North Philadelphia.

The city is about 70% finished with its reassessment of residential properties, the Daily News reports. Chief Property Assessor Richie McKeithen says field surveys should be completed in two months and new assessments be delivered by October.

Delilah’s soul food stands at Reading Terminal and 30th Street Station have gone quiet due to owner Delilah Winder’s bankruptcy proceedings, reports philly.com. Delilah’s stand at Reading Terminal opened in 1984 and sadly it’s not clear if the business will survive the bankruptcy.

Philly Clout reports that the Nutter Administration is looking to hire a financial consultant to help the city work through the possible sale of PGW.

PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey takes a closer look at what on earth Neighborhood Improvement Districts are, how they work in other places, and what that means for the contested North Central NID.


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