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: Bucks County Police Officer Among 4 Men Arrested For Attempting To Lure Child For Sex In Atlantic City: Officials
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: Luis Rodriguez Arrested In Murder Of 13-Year-Old Girl In Frankford, Police Say
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/vision2026MORE NEWS: 'The World Needs More Toms': Friends, Coworkers Remember Tom Royds, Firefighter Killed In Schuylkill Crash