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UC Review: Grooms, not go-go girls, at 40th and Filbert

University City Review: Grooms, not go-go girls, at 40th and Filbert

Nicole Contosta reports that at a public meeting convened by Councilwoman Blackwell, the applicant for a zoning variance for 20 North 40th Street in West Philadelphia asserted he filled out his application incorrectly, accidentally applying for use of an "adult cabaret" instead of a banquet hall for weddings and other parties.  Though residents attending the meeting were skepitcal, the applicant assured them he will re-apply for the variance and has no intention of opening an adult business.

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Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

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.



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