Earlier this year, a conglomerate of citywide organizations formed the Philly Land Bank Alliance for the purpose of identifying blighted and unused sections of the city to foster more effective redevelopment. Now, the New Kensington Community Development Corporation along with other Philly Land Bank Alliance members are inviting Philadelphians to have a say in the future of their neighborhoods.
On Tuesday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m., the NKCDC, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Healthy Foods Green Spaces coalition are holding a free meeting at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School (1901 N. Front St.). Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez is expected to deliver opening remarks.
At the meeting, attendees will be updated about landing and conservatorship policies in Philadelphia. There will also be speakers explaining policy impacts on community organizing and gardening.
NKCDC representative Michaela Allwine said to Philly Now, "Attendees will be able to walk around to different stations, depending on which questions they have, and we'll have experts on various topics."