By Justin Udo

By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Old City District in Philadelphia is asking for public input as they look to make improvements to their neighborhood.

READ MORE: 2 Dead, 1 Injured Following Shooting Outside Wawa In Upper Macungie Township; Suspect Dies Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

2026 marks the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Job Itzkowitz with the Old City District says they want to use the decade leading up to the anniversary as an opportunity to improve their economic and physical growth.

“We thought it would be an appropriate time in Old City to reflect and help navigate what type of development they would like to see in the neighborhood,” said Itzkowitz.

READ MORE: Eagles' Howie Roseman, Nick Sirianni Noncommittal On Jalen Hurts As Starting QB: 'We're Going To Have Competition At Every Position'

Itzkowitz says they are holding public meetings and have an internet survey in an effort to get public feedback.

“This is an opportunity for the community to come together, provide input, make suggestions about how they’d like to see our vacant lots developed, how they’d like to see some of our vacant properties transformed and how to better engage with the public realm.”

To find out when the meetings will take place, and for a link to the survey, visit: http://www.oldcitydistrict.org/vision2026

MORE NEWS: New Mugshot Released As Derek Chauvin Is Booked Into Maximum Security Prison