Citizen Planners advancing historic preservation and Phila2035



Citizen Planner Tonnetta Graham helped get the historic trolley loop (now a bus loop) at 33rd & Dauphin restored instead of being torn down. Now she's a community liaison for the Historic Preservation Citizen Engagement Project! (Image courtesy of PlanPhilly).

Citizen Planners are an important part of Mayor Kenney’s Historic Preservation Task Force!

Graduates from our Citizens Planning Institute are community liaisons for the Historic Preservation Citizen Engagement project, led by PennPraxis.

Citizen Planners and their organizations are hosting community conversations about historic preservation.

They will also test out a new toolkit that explains how historic preservation works so all communities can be involved.

These are the Citizen Planners involved in the project:

  • Philippa (Pip) Campbell (Fall 2014) - Center City

  • Quibila A. Divine (Spring 2011) - Nicetown/Tioga

  • Miguel Garces (Fall 2014) - Point Breeze

  • Shannon Garrison (Spring 2017) - Queen Village/Bella Vista

  • Tonnetta Graham (Fall 2012) - Strawberry Mansion

  • Lorraine Gomez (Fall 2016) - East Parkside

  • Mary McGettigan (Fall 2013) - Spruce Hill

  • Meeka Outlaw (Fall 2011) - Grays Ferry

  • Catherine Reynolds (Fall 2016) - Parkwood

  • Dianne Settles (Fall 2016) - Southwest Philadelphia

  • Don Simon (Spring 2014) - Roxborough/Manayunk

  • Helma Weeks (Fall 2016) - Powelton Village

  • Venise Whitaker (Fall 2016) - Fishtown

Note: There are additional neighborhoods with liaisons who are not Citizen Planners.

Historic preservation is part of Philadelphia2035

Did you know that every Philadelphia2035 District Plan includes recommendations about historic preservation?

Check out the historic recommendations in your District's Plan, under the "Renew" section.


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