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.