Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I-95 Update

by Jeff George

I Just left an very informational and enlightening meeting at the Tacony Music Hall with PENNDOT Engineers, Tacony Civic Association President Mary Benussi, Zoning Chairman and former Civic President Lou Iatorola, Streets Chairman and also fromer Civic President Anthony Naccarato, and Representatives from State Rep. Mike McGeehan's office about the future/development of the neighborhood during the completion of the first phase of the 95 Revive project. Phase 1 is "scheduled" to be completed by May 2011. Phase 2 will start soon there after.

Homeowners on Princeton Ave.(below Torresdale) should keep their eyes and ears open about a meeting in the near future about the lighting and the planting of new trees along the newly finsihed area. Before anything is started, the homeowners/businesses will get a chance to see a rendering of the proposed project and they will be asking for feedback and suggestions.

The developer that owns the riverfront property off Magee St. plans to build new townhomes within the next 3-5 years. The "new" Tacony Academy Charter School may be relocating to that vicinity also. This will be a positive asset to the future of our neighborhood. Soon after, there are some ideas to open a farmers market down on the Tacony riverfront. The positive chain reaction will soon follow. So lets stay upbeat and participate in the Civic Meetings and Community Events about the future changes in Tacony. The Delaware River City Corporation along with PENNDOT will be develop bike paths, walking trails and more green spaces before and after both phases of the 95 Revive project.

Its 95 degrees and I don't have the air conditioning on in my "office"/spare bedroom, so I'm going to end this update. Check out the following websites for future updates:


Jeff George

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