Development Task Force

The Development Task Force grew out of the 40th Street Planning Principles (for a full list of Planning Principles, click here) with a focus on balancing development with continuity in the corridor. The Development Task Force advocates for equitable development along 40th Street. Its members meet on an ad hoc basis with developers in the 40th Street corridor to discuss such issues as pedestrian and automobile safety and developers' minority inclusion.

The Task Force has met with two developers so far: Bob Hoe of Teres Holdings, LLC, and Mark Mills of Metropolis Group. Meetings with Hoe have been ongoing as progress on the northeast corner of 40th and Chestnut Streets continues.

Below are renderings presented by Teres Holdings earlier in the year, showing the group's plans for the 40th-and-Chestnut corner:

The workings of the Task Force has reported in the Unversity City Review as the Friends work with Teres Holdings on how to maximize community input in the development process. Here are some links the Friends in recent news:

Friends letter to Bob Hoe about 40th Street pedestrian safety

Here is a list of recent participants in the Development Task Force:

Glenn Bryan, Office of Community Relations, U of PA

Keisha Carter, resident, 40th Street corridor

Omowale Crenshaw, Enterprise Heights

Captain Joseph Fischer, University of Pennsylvania Police Department

Bill Hamlin, architect, BH3

Ajamu Johnson, People's Emergency Center CDC

John Leatherberry, West Powelton Community Association

John McGarry, Office of Facilities and Real Estate, U of PA

Harris Steinberg, Penn Praxis

Harris Sokoloff, Graduate School of Education, U of PA

Matt Walker, The Partnership CDC

Alison Williams, St. Mary's Church

Matthew Wolfe, University City Republican Committee


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