The Northwood Civic Meeting on November 16th was my first outing after a few weeks off for personal business. NEastPhilly did a fine job of reporting the details and I won’t duplicate anything they offered. You can get their report here.
At that meeting, Jorge Santana, Chief of Staff for State Rep Tony Payton made mention of a proposed meeting of the various groups in Frankford and Northwood for the purpose of working on an economic development plan. The big news is that all of these groups will work together on something. Nothing is going to happen here until we all get on the same page and start pushing in the same direction so this is the big news.
We need economic development here. We need investment. We need singles who work to buy homes or rent those new condos along Deal Street that will be going into those old buildings in 2010. We need families to buy those new town homes that will be going up over in East Frankford. None of that will happen until we all start pushing in the same direction.
This is how it starts. We’ll let you know when that meeting happens.