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    • Eastwick's neighbors expressed their needs at public planning meeting

Eastwick’s neighbors demand full inclusion in planning process for 189 vacant acres

The scars left by an urban renewal process gone sour made themselves visible at the first public planning meeting for a new initiative in Eastwick on Monday night at St. Paul's AME…

    • Tires dumped illegally, photo sent to Philly311 in January 2017.

As reports of illegal dumping rise, can Philly bring new solutions to this old problem?

It’s Saturday morning and a group of volunteers is gathered around a vacant lot next to the train tracks at Erie Avenue in Tioga. There’s trash piled everywhere: tires, abandoned pieces…

    • 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…

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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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