Where $3 million in planning grants will go

Posted: June 05, 2007

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is distributing $3 million in federal seed money on 43 projects around the region - $2 million for Southeastern Pennsylvania and $1 million for South Jersey.

Here is a list of those grants:


Burlington City. $90,000. New master plan to encourage development near the RiverLine station.

North Hanover Township. $48,000. Study to combat low-density development, encourage reinvestment along Sykesville Road, and prepare for the Fort Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst "megabase."

Pemberton Township. $48,000. Downtown redevelopment.

Riverside Township. $68,600. Redevelopment plan for central business district.

Riverton Borough. $44,800. Downtown revitalization.

Wrightstown Borough. $48,000. Fort Dix economic development study.


Barrington. $56,000. White Horse Pike economic development.

Camden City. $40,000. Update zoning, land-use ordinance to encourage citywide redevelopment.

Camden County. $120,000. Black Horse Pike economic development in Audubon, Audubon Park, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Haddon Heights, Haddon Township, Mount Ephraim, Runnemede.

Cherry Hill. $48,000 for study of how to improve the area surrounding former Garden State Park racetrack site.

Haddonfield. $40,000. New zoning to accommodate affordable housing and redevelopment around the train station.

Merchantville. $32,000. Study to improve parking opportunities in core business area.


Glassboro Borough. $70,000. Study of shuttle bus service to link Rowan University to commercial corridors.

Swedesboro Borough. $40,800. Parking study.


Mercer County. $125,000. New zoning for Ewing Township, Lawrence Township and Trenton.

Trenton. $80,000. Economic development and marketing strategy for Trenton train station.


Bristol Borough. $100,000. Economic development study for tourism and business growth in Bristol, Morrisville, New Hope and Yardley.

Middletown Township. $43,500. Redevelopment study for New Falls Road commercial district.

New Hope Borough. $60,000. Study of shuttle between downtown and Warminster Station to decrease traffic congestion.


Easttown Township. $60,000. Improvements for Devon train station.

Tredyffrin Township. $100,000. Sidewalks near middle and high schools and pedestrian link to SEPTA station.


Chester City. $35,000. Transit-oriented development near Highland station.

Clifton Heights. $100,000. Plan for revitalization along Baltimore Pike and Springfield Avenue.

Media Borough. $35,000. Study to increase "nontraditional" transportation options to downtown.

Radnor Township. $48,000. New comprehensive plan for Garrett Hill area.

Springfield Township. $70,000. Study to improve areas around train stations.

Upper Darby Township. $50,000. Study to improve the area around Aronimink Station.


Cheltenham Township. $48,000. Feasibility study of a trolley along Easton Road to link commercial corridors.

Hatfield Borough. $100,000. "Traffic calming" study.

Lower Merion. $100,000. New zoning along City Avenue.

Narberth Borough. $100,000. Detailed plan of open-space improvements, connections.

Souderton Borough. $100,000. Revitalization of downtown.


Center City District. $100,000. Traffic congestion management study.

City of Philadelphia. $80,000. Pedestrian plan for northwest and upper North Philadelphia.

City of Philadelphia. $100,000. Pedestrian plan for Center City, South Philadelphia, lower North Philadelphia.

City of Philadelphia. $80,000. Transit-oriented development study for Broad and Erie area.

City of Philadelphia. $100,000. Update of city's comprehensive plan.

Neighborhoods Now. $75,000. Transit-oriented development study in three neighborhood locations.

Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corp. $90,000. Redevelopment around Wister train station.

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. $100,000 to study extending subway to Navy Yard.

Society Created to Reduce Urban Blight. $45,000. Logan Square neighborhood development study.

Tacony CDC. $60,000. Evaluation of shuttle between Tacony train station, bus terminal at Cottman and Torresdale Avenues, commercial districts and riverfront housing.

University City District. $80,000. Transit-oriented development, pedestrian safety improvements along Market Street between 30th and 40th Streets.

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