A Civic Vision for Philadelphia's Central Delaware Riverfront -- November 14

A Civic Vision for Philadelphia's Central Delaware Riverfront -- November 14


PennPraxis -- the non-profit consulting arm of PennDesign -- will publicly present the civic vision for Philadelphia's central Delaware riverfront, the culmination of a year-long civic visioning and planning process led by Praxis and authorized by executive order of Mayor John Street.

The vision plan focuses on seven miles of riverfront, from Allegheny Avenue in the north to Oregon Avenue in the south, and was based on Planning Principles developed by over 4,000 Philadelphians in a robust civic engagement process. The final vision outlines a phasing process for an intricate public space system focused on increasing connectivity and public riverfront access.

Wednesday, November 14
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets, West Entrance,
6:00 p.m. Refreshments served at 5:30.

The project was done in partnership with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and lead planning consultant WRT. A 46-member advisory group chaired by planning director Janice Woodcock provided oversight.

The process has been broad and inclusive, open and transparent and not without healthy controversy. Recent press documenting this controversy includes articles in the Philadephia Inquirer and The Daily News.

The final presentation will include new graphics and design ideas, as well as a video summarizing the Planning Process. This event is open to the public, and a reception will follow the presentation. There will also be opportunities for comment and feedback.

Related Link: Register to attend

For more information contact:

Andrew Goodman
411 Duhring Wing
PA 19104

Phone: 2155738720
Fax: 2155739600
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.planphilly.com

Posted November 6, 2007

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