Deputy Mayor Greenberger to discuss how the comprehensive plan will impact Fishtown, river wards

Deputy Mayor for Planning and Commerce Alan Greenberger is guest speaker at the Feb. 17 Fishtown Neighbors Association meeting.

Greenberger, who is also the chairman of the planning commission, will review Philadelphia 2035, the city's new comprehensive plan, and discuss how it relates to Fishtown and the river wards in the future.  The city wide comprehensive plan is expected to be unveiled at next week's planning commission meeting. The next step will be a series of more detailed district plans.

The FNA meeting organizers suggest attendees check out Philadelphia Planning Commission Initiatives addressing the comprehensive plan, zoning, pedestrian/bicycle plan and more at, and bring any questions for Greenberger to the meeting.

The general membership meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. Come at 6:30 for coffee, chat and snacks provided by Soup Kitchen Café.

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Kellie Patrick Gates, Waterfront, casinos, planning reporter

Kellie Patrick Gates writes about planning, neighborhood development and the Central Delaware Waterfront. A journalist for more than two decades, she  worked for daily newspapers in Central Pennsylvania, Upstate New York and South Florida before coming to Philadelphia in 2003 to write for the Inquirer. Her work has appeared on PlanPhilly since 2007, and she also writes Love, the Inquirer's weekly wedding column. A native of Elk County, Pa., Kellie lives with her husband, Gary, and their dog and two cats.

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