Philadelphia2035: Help plan the future face of Philly

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Philadelphia2035 is a comprehensive plan that is part of the city's "Integrated Planing and Zoning Process." Its goal is to align Philly's zoning code changes with comprehensive and strategic planning that will guide the city for the next 25 years.

Early this year the draft version of the citywide portion of the plan was released and planning for the 18 strategic district plans has begun.

Even if you are not familiar with the plan, or zoning and planning regulations in general, you can and should participate in the creation of Philadelphia2035. On Wednesday, March 23 the Philadelphia City Planning Commission will host an open house to provide information and details about the plan, and offer the public an opportunity to read over the plan and offer feedback (in the mean time you can download the entire plan at phila2035.org)

Event details:

WHAT:The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will welcome the public at an open house to showcase the recently released draft version of the citywide portion of Philadelphia2035: the Comprehensive Plan.  Philadelphia2035 will guide the City's physical development future for the next 25 years.  Although the draft of this comprehensive plan has been available since mid-February, the open house will give Philadelphians the opportunity to review sections of the draft at display stations and to offer feedback directly to City Planning Commission staff.  

The event is one of a long line of public forums that the City Planning Commission has conducted about Philadelphia2035.  Seeking public input every step of the way, the Commission has sponsored several workshops and informational meetings since winter of 2010.  The Commission is still in the process of collecting public opinion and plans to finalize the Citywide Plan document by June 2011. 
 
WHERE: Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia
 
WHEN: March 23, 2011, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
 
CONTACT: Alan Urek, alan.urek@phila.gov(215) 683-4628

You can also visit the Philadelphia Citizens Planning Institute for the top ten ideas from public meetings held thus far.