The Philadelphia City Planning Commission plans a "special meeting" Tuesday May 29, 1 pm upstairs at 1515 Arch St., to review plans for more than 800 new Philadelphia homes, traffic features at Penn and Temple, the revised billboard-limitation proposal, expansion at Finnigan's Wake, and other business. Agenda here. Some highlights:
- In Eastwick near Philadelphia International Airport: After a long court fight with factions of the Korman family, Philadelphia is taking back 93 acres where the Kormans were granted development rights in the 1960s but failed to do much.
The city wants to hold the ground along Septa's Airport Line and Bartram Ave. for airport expansion, though there's no specific plan. Planners will review a proposal to strike streets, sidewalks and utility rights-of-way.
Korman retains development rights for 35 acres near the apartments at 84th and Lindbergh and single-family homes nearby, where the group plans to build more than 700 homes - some day - though plans haven't been submitted.
(Update: Public Record says some Eastwick residents aren't too eager.)