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Addressing Brownfields: An Inventory & Redevelopment Plan for Southwest Philadelphia

BrownfieldsSWCDC_PagesWeb_Page_001Addressing Brownfields: An Inventory & Redevelopment Plan for Southwest Philadelphia was prepared by the 2015 Temple University Graduate Planning Studio for the Southwest Community Development Corporation (Southwest CDC) as a reference tool to be used by the community as they engage in future redevelopment discussions. A long unmet need of the Southwest CDC, this brownfields inventory is a key resource in identifying and prioritizing brownfields and other underutilized sites for reuse and redevelopment. Inventories like this can be challenging and time-consuming for communities to assemble; however, once created, they have the potential to provide great insight for future community planning and development efforts. Southwest Philadelphia has a history of industrial land use, which has left behind a legacy of environmental contamination as well as detrimental social and economic impacts.


Available downloads:

Future releases

  • Web-based GIS tool
  • GIS data files

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