This week PlanPhilly has a lot in store: from the Delaware waterfront to Germantown, from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to the Zoning Code Commission.
- Along the Delaware waterfront: Kellie Patrick Gates has a dispatch from the American Architectural Foundation’s Sustainable Cities Design Academy. The assembled designers and planners from around the country held a charrette about the development of the Festival Pier site envisioned in the Master Plan for the Central Delaware. Kellie reports major change the experts identified was making Spring Garden Street greener and drawing it to the river as a linear park on the pier. Kellie will also be at the official opening of the Race Street Connector on Thursday evening.
- Chelten Plaza Continues: While Germantown waits for a zoning board decision on the proposed Dollar Tree, Germantown Community Connection (GCC) is considering the community benefit agreement proposed by Chelten Plaza’s developers. Amy Z. Quinn took a look at the offer for Newsworks/PlanPhilly.
- The Historical Society of Pennsylvania holds a vast transportation collection with records form the city’s earliest public transit companies before their consolidation. Anthony Campisi will dive into the collection and explain the unusual stipulation added by the donor, a history professor and archivist from Wilkes University.
- Just because City Council finished its zoning code reform hearings doesn’t mean work isn’t going on. Jared Brey is looking into the happenings since the public hearings and in advance of the Zoning Code Commission’s meeting on October 12.
This Just In is where Eyes on the Street previews what’s on tap over on PlanPhilly this week.