Monday, September 13, 2010

Cottman/Princeton Interchange Update

A meeting was held to get feedback on some of the renderings that the PennDot representatives/engineers put together.

The meeting was located at the Sons of Italy on 8/31/10 (4741 Friendship St.) In attendance were about 50 residents of the neighborhood, Tacony Civic and CDC members, Philadelphia City planners, representatives of Joan Krajewski, Mike Stack, and Mike McGeehan, PennDot employees, and KSK Architectural Firm.

Phase 1 of the project Will be completed by Jan.2011 and Phase 2 will start directly afterward (estimated completion date is late 2013/early 2014). The total cost of both projects will be $225,000,000.

Some great ideas were on display tonight. A lot of positive feedback was given from the citizens of Tacony. We discussed which lighting suits the underpasses below 95 (Bleigh, New State Rd, Cottman, Princeton, Longshore, Magee, and Unruh) along with some ideas for signage, murals, and formliners to make the area aesthetically appealing.

Developers are still discussing Condos at the Disston Saw Works grounds( the area by State Road and Magee) and it will be a great boost if building starts in the next few years.

Upcoming Events:

General Quarterly Meeting: 9/14/10 (Tuesday) at 7:00 pm at the Disston Memorial Presbyterian Church at Disston and Glenloch Streets.

Quality of Life Committee Meeting: Thursday, September 30th at 7:00 pm, Disston Rec. immediately preceeding 15th Police District Captain Frank Bachmayer's Town Hall Meeting.

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