Philadelphia, PA – August 15, 2016 –Today the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) announces its Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the Eastwick Planning Study.
In December of 2015, the City of Philadelphia and PRA reached an agreement with New Eastwick Corporation (NEC) to release any development rights for 134 acres of land in Eastwick. PRA and the City committed financial compensation to NEC, as well as agreed to carry out a planning and feasibility study to engage the community to determine the best use for the property. This RFP seeks to identify a consultant to lead the planning process.
Since 1961, NEC has had a redevelopment agreement to develop the Eastwick community in gradual stages. In recent years, members of the Eastwick community became concerned about the development plans for the final stage. In response to those community concerns, PRA and the City began to work on a plan to solicit community involvement in the future development of Eastwick.