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West Philly residents plan, in the hopes they won't get planned for

On Tuesday night, at West Philadelphia High School, a committed core of community leaders and civic activists came together to vote on the priorities for the West District plan. The citywide…

    • Cobbs Creek | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Record turnout to kick off West District Plan

Last Thursday, at West Philadelphia High School, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission commenced its second to last district planning process. The commission began crafting district plans for every corner of the…

    • Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. arrives ahead of a anti-eviction rally, organized by Philadelphia Tenants Union, on Wednesday. (Bastiaan Slabbers for NewsWorks)

Councilman Jones pushes tenant rights bill

Tomorrow is zero hour for the tenants of the Penn Wynn high rise in West Philadelphia. On June 1st, the building’s new owners, Cross Properties, are forcing them out of their…

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ABOUT WEST

Overbrook, Carroll Park, Haddington, Morris Park, Cobbs Creek, Dunlap, Mill Creek, Belmont, Mantua.

The West district is predominantly residential in character. Existing row homes are affordable for young families and there is a large area of new housing in Mill Creek. Major streets include Haverford Ave. and 60th St. Key issues in West Philadelphia are vacant homes, vacant lots and a lack of quality commercial options. The high vacancy rate contributes to crime problems, disinvestment and a lack of home equity. Commercial corridors are generally under-performing in comparison with the rest of the City. This means that residents have to travel further to get what they need, or settle for lower quality products and services.

Contact:

Andrew Meloney, 215-683-4656, Andrew.Meloney@phila.gov

UPCOMING EVENTS IN WEST

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