A plethora of special city planning meetings and opportunities for public input

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will be holding several special meetings and hearings in coming weeks.

On Tuesday, on the 18th floor at 1515 Arch Street, the Planning Commission will hold its regularly scheduled June 12 meeting, at 1 p.m. The meeting is expected to be a long one, since it is the last planning commission session before city council breaks for the summer.

Also on June 12, the commission will hold its second public meeting on the Lower Northeast District Plan. The 18 district level plans are part of the city’s new comprehensive plan. They take the principles of the city-wide plan and apply them to the districts, which are groups of similar neighborhoods, in more detail.  At this second session, to be held at 6:30 p.m. at Saint Martin of Tours School, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd., participants will get a summary of the public input provided at the last session, learn about the proposed draft plan that planners have put together, and work with commission staff to determine future development scenarios.

On June 18 and 20, the planning commission will hold the first public input sessions for the Central District Plan. Both evening’s presentations will be the same. At them, planners will present their research on the Central District, which stretches from river to river, and from Poplar and Girard on the north to Washington and Christian on the south. The June 18 session will be held  from 5:30 to 7:30 at the German Society of Philadelphia, 611 Spring Garden Street. Please, no high-heels. The June 20 session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Hamilton Garden at The Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.

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