Third District Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Pennsylvania State Congressman James Roebuck have both submitted letters to ZBA Chair Susan Jaffe over the last few months expressing their opposition to the proposal to approve zoning that will allow construction to begin on Campus Inn, an 11-story extended stay hotel development proposed at 40th and Pine Streets. Both letters indicate that community opposition is strong and that discussions around the traffic flow and relative neighborhood density have yet to be resolved.
Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.
Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia. Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration. As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.