There was a good turnout for last week’s Parkwood Civic Association meeting, and residents enjoyed a packed and fast-paced agenda that included information about the new Walmart opening in Franklin Mills, a local church’s push for volunteers for neighborhood projects, the Franklin Mills Advisory Council, the Parkwood Shopping Center, the city’s Planning Commission, vandalism at the Decatur School and the opening of Benjamin Rush State Park next month.
A city permit that would have allowed a Morrell Park resident to operate a skin-care business in her home has been revoked.
How and when community organizations find out about local zoning issues, and how much they find out is changing.
Volunteer community groups throughout the city each received the same alarming notice from the City Planning Commission last month. They were told that the city would no longer recognize them as of March 1.
Brief news items from around the River Wards communities.
Picture the Frankford Creek. Go ahead.
Philadelphia2035 is an effort by the Planning Commission to create blueprints for future physical development of the city using input from the people who know it best — Philadelphians.
Last week, Carlton Williams, the new commissioner of the Dept. of Licenses and Inspections, discussed his plans for the office with the Port Richmond West Community Action Network.
The Philadelphia Housing Authority has extended the bidding period involving the former Liddonfield Homes public housing site, so a neighborhood civic group is trying to use the extra time to gain more influence on the site’s redevelopment.