Neighbors rally to guide Garrett Hill’s development

Neighbors rally to guide Garrett Hill’s development

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the recent Garrett Hill Master Plan and overlay district.

Over the past two years residents of Garrett Hill, a neighborhood located within Radnor Township, have been working with township officials and planning consultants to help create a new master plan and zoning overlay for the community.   The community struggles with balancing new visions for Garrett Hill while still maintaining the treasured character of the community.

On Monday evening, October 19, 2009, the master plan will be presented to the Radnor Commissioners in a public hearing. The hearing will take place at 7:00 p.m., at the Radnor Township Municipal Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

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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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