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Philadelphia Inquirer

September 07, 2023

Chinatown Stitch cap concepts

The project team has developed three concepts for where to cap the Vine Street Expressway. All of the concepts create new open space, better connections along the north-south streets, traffic calming on Vine Street, and opportunities for connection with the future phases of the Rail Park, but they differ in cost and construction timeframe.

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American Planning Association

May 31, 2023

An Activist Walking Guide to Philadelphia's Chinatown

Read about the NPC23 mobile workshop that looked at the challenges that have galvanized the Chinatown community and their efforts to plan for and actively shape an equitable future.

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May 15, 2023

Chinatown Stitch workshop kicks off next phase of project

With the first phase of community engagement complete, the project team is diving into design options for the highway cap. “This is a chance to not only do something great for the city but to address some longstanding historic harms that were done to this community when the expressway was built,” Chris Puchalsky, Director of Policy & Strategic Initiatives, Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability.

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Story Maps

July 08, 2019

Lunch Club: Where to eat in Callowhill and Chinatown

Who’s hungry? This #MappyMonday, we decided to have some fun and map our favorite places to grab lunch (and dessert) in the Callowhill / Chinatown neighborhoods near our office. After 13 years in the same spot, we’d like to think we’ve tried it all!

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Plan Philly

November 10, 2017

A New Plan for Chinatown

“Chinatown is a neighborhood that is constantly changing and adapting in order to survive,” said Sarah Yeung, director of planning for PCDC. “The key is to strike a balanced approach while at the same time not letting go of our values, which is to allow for community self-determination and to create an equitable community.”

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Arch Daily

January 18, 2017

Knight Cities Challenge Finalists

Congratulations to the Knight Cities Challenge finalists! We're proud to be among this passionate and innovative bunch of folks and hope we get the chance to roll up our sleeves and implement.

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November 28, 2016

Chinatown: more than just a tourist destination

Philadelphia’s Chinatown is a unique ecosystem that encompasses immigrants, small businesses and manufacturers, institutions, visitors, and a growing creative class. Known to outsiders mainly as a place for food and commerce, Chinatown is also a residential neighborhood and remains a vital hub of community and services for immigrants who have dispersed to other parts of the city – a home away from home.

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