Railside Beautification

 

"Katharinia Grosse visits the project in the summer." | Photo: Steve Weinik, for NewsWorks

“Katharinia Grosse visits the project in the summer.” | Photo: Steve Weinik, for NewsWorks

  • Plan Philly anticipates the December 3 release of the Planning Commission’s comprehensive plan for the Central Northeast District. “The city…wants to focus efforts on making the district not just the place where immigrants first live”—about 22 percent of the population is foreign born—“but the place they want to raise their families, and their children want to raise their families.” Concerning the Roosevelt Boulevard, the plan strives for a bus rapid transit system, a smarter traffic system, physical improvements to the intersections, and the creation of a “competitive regional center” of commerce at Cottman Avenue.
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