Beautification and Philadelphia and Planning01 Jul 2012 08:29 am

A mix of stormwater trenches, sidewalk planters and rain gardens will be installed on various blocks in Passyunk Square, after a collaboration with the Philadelphia Water Department identified community members that were eager to see greening projects on their block.  The projects will help green and beautify the blocks, but will also help manage stormwater which can cause flooding and degrade our waterways.

The projects will be located on:
PASSYUNK AVE from REED ST to DICKINSON ST
10TH ST from REED ST to DICKINSON ST
12TH ST from DICKINSON ST to TASKER ST
12TH ST from REED ST to WHARTON ST
REED ST from 12TH ST to 13TH ST S
WASHINGTON AVE from 18TH ST to 19TH ST
19TH ST from WASHINGTON AVE to ELLSWORTH ST
ELLSWORTH ST from 18TH ST to 19TH ST
18TH ST from WASHINGTON AVE to ELLSWORTH ST
LINN ST from TASKER ST to 12TH ST S

PSCA is also participating in PWD’s RainCheck program, which will allow residents to split costs with PWD for green infrastructure improvements to their property that will help manage stormwater.

If you have ideas for other areas where a green stormwater management project could be conducted, fill out the Community Input form here www.phillywatersheds.org/CIF and also let us know by emailing contact@passyunk.org

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