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Next City

June 05, 2017

One neighborhood, many ideas

Whatever comes of the planning process in Eastwick is likely to include a range of uses, said Scott Page, of Interface, simply because there’s so much land at stake. And key to the entire process will be managing development in light of the threats of climate change and the predictions of sea level rise.

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Plan Philly

April 26, 2017

Eastwick’s neighbors demand full inclusion in planning process for 189 vacant acres

During our very first meeting, neighborhood residents told us to expect a 'fiery bunch' and they did not disappoint. We are so fortunate to be working with such an engaged community. Thanks to all who came out on Monday night, it was a great discussion, and we look forward to planning WITH you in the coming months!

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Plan Philly

March 08, 2017

Environmental foundation to guide Eastwick's plan

It’s easier to understand Eastwick’s flooding problem when you look at an old map and realize that most of the neighborhood was part of the Tinicum Marsh. By 1900, the marsh encompassed 5,700 acres covering not only what the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge protects but also where most of the Philadelphia International Airport and the Philadelphia Refining Complex stand today. As the city started developing, the wetlands started getting filled and dredged. And by 2000, the marsh was just 200 acres.

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