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Rendering of proposed layouts courtesy Hargreaves Associates
By Elizabeth Paul on Mar 26, 2015
On Tuesday, March 24, the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department and Fairmount Park Conservancy hosted a public meeting to present new design concepts for the reimagining of JFK Plaza/LOVE Park. Hargreaves Associates, the project’s lead architectural firm, carefully incorporated citizen defined goals to produce four plans consisting of the same elements but with different layouts. Each plan features a lawn, fountain, garden, food truck area, seating, and visitor center. The final design will be announced at a public meeting on April 30, but before the decision is made, the design team welcomes public feedback. Let’s take a look at the... more
By Nova Harris on Mar 18, 2015
Attention all creative folks! We would like to update you on a few of the improvements we have made since our Pearl Street Passage Information Session on February 24th; including finding a solution that will not require individual team members to have their own separate insurance policies! Due to this important change, the deadline to confirm your interest has been extended to March 24th. more
Citizens Planning Institute
By Elizabeth Paul on Mar 13, 2015
The Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s (PCPC) official public education and outreach arm. Founded in 2010, the institute is dedicated to educating individuals and leaders of community organizations who are highly motivated to shape the future of their communities. CPI educates Citizen Planners in community assets, zoning, planning, and development, so they can share this information with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. As civic engagement is gaining momentum throughout the country, CPI assists the city of Philadelphia with its newly adopted “integrated planning and zoning process” which won an American Planning Association national award for... more