A progress report on the Central District portion of the city’s comprehensive plan

The process for creating the Central District portion of the Philadelphia2035 Comprehensive Plan is about half-way finished.

It’s big geographically, and includes not only the city’s central business district, but also strong neighborhoods,  medical and educational institutions and the bulk of the city’s cultural institutions, plan manager Laura Spina told the planning commission last week. As a result, the process will take 18 months – about 50 percent longer than the typical district plan.

Meetings with stakeholders have been held, as well as the first public input session,  Spina said. Another community meeting will be held in October, date to be determined.

Spina said a draft plan will likely be presented to commissioners in March, with the hope of adoption in June 2013.

For more on the Central District plan, including a summary of comments made at the first public input session, which was held over two days in June, go to the Philadelphia2035 website, here.

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