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Inquirer: Development begins in Francisville

Inquirer: Development of rental unit site begins

Ground was broken Monday at 15th and Poplar Streets in the Francisville section of the city for a development of 44 new rental units aimed at seniors and others with limited income. Twenty-nine of the homes will be accessible or adaptable to disabled people.

The developer, Community Ventures, said the project would be completed next year and would include a garden, off-street parking, and "green" components such as solar energy panels. Funding for the development totals $15.5 million and includes private and public sources, including about $798,000 in federal stimulus money.

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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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