This Just In: Meetings abound | SEPTA settles | Chestnut Hill makes demands | Zoning forever

What’s on tap over on PlanPhilly this week? Glad you asked.

Important meetings abound this week. Kellie Patrick Gates has already written about balancing act for West Park neighborhoods in the district planning phase and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation traffic study. She will also cover the informational presentation about SugarHouse Casino’s expansion before the City Planning Commission today. JoAnn Greco will check in on what the Parks & Recreation Commission is doing to address public safety concerns in Tacony Park.

From the department of contested turf, JoAnn Greco will also be at City Council’s hearing about the Callowhill/Chinatown North Neighborhood Improvement District. Meanwhile Amy Z. Quinn has a piece about the Chestnut Hill Civic Association’s desire to be the only Recognized Community Organization in that neighborhood for zoning matters. She’s also following what will become of Chelten Plaza after the Germantown Avenue overlay disappears.

In transportation news, after a long legal battle, SEPTA signed a consent decree with Disabled in Action of Pennsylvania which requires SEPTA to install elevators at the 15th Street subway concourse and will affect the redesign of Dilworth Plaza. Anthony Campisi is on the case.

And of course we’ll have the hot dope on tonight’s zoning forum.


This Just In is where Eyes on the Street previews what’s on tap over on PlanPhilly this week.

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