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    • Eastwick: FEMA Flood Zone | courtesy of Interface Studio

Environmental foundation to guide Eastwick's plan

It’s easier to understand Eastwick’s flooding problem when you look at an old map and realize that most of the neighborhood was part of the Tinicum Marsh. By 1900, the marsh…

    • Gregory Heller with Eastwick Planning Study Steering Committe

Eastwick starts community-oriented planning process hoping to rewrite the history of urban renewal

A new era started this Tuesday for neighbors in Eastwick. For the first time ever, representatives from the community sat at the same table with city planners and agencies to decide…

    • Vacant property across Lindbergh Blvd from the Heinz National Wildlife Refuge where Korman wants to build 722-units of rental housing.

New path for Eastwick opens up one year after termination of urban-renewal agreement

It’s been one year since the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) gave the Eastwick community and environmental advocates new hope. On a rainy afternoon, two days before Christmas of 2015, the Redevelopment…

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ABOUT EASTWICK

Eastwick is a neighborhood in Southwest Philadelphia. It is situated in the southwest corner of Philadelphia County and bounded by Darby Creek and Delaware County in the west, the Philadelphia International Airport to the south, 70th street to the north, and the Schuylkill River to the east. This area was originally known as The Meadows, named after the marshlands surrounding the Darby Creek. Due to these marshlands, the area was sparsely populated, occupied by small farms, junkyards, and a few scattered houses. But when the marshlands were dredged in order to create the airport in the 1930s, there came the idea of developing the rest of the surrounding area. In 1953, the Korman Company decided to embark on the largest urban renewal project that the United States had ever seen. The area was to be called Eastwick after Andrew M. Eastwick, who made the Bartram's Garden site possible. The Company demolished many older homes but only replaced a small portion of them with new residences. Since then the Korman Company controlled the land, but 135 undeveloped acres were transferred back to the Redevelopment Authority in 2015. 

RESOURCES

Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition

Eastwick Project Area Committee

PhillySkyline on Eastwick

UPCOMING EVENTS IN EASTWICK

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