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Philadelphia Planning Commission records


Held at: Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center [Contact Us]1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA, 19122

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The collection contains files of several members of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission related to planning in Urban Renewal Areas throughout the city, primarily dating from the mid 1960s to the early 1990s, with a few older materials. Records were generated from the offices of John Mitkus (Executive Director), David Knapton, David Hamme, and John Higgins (planners), as well as other members of the Commission. Records include: meeting minutes, agendas, and notes; correspondence and memoranda; reports; planning and market studies; fact sheets, location descriptions, and neighborhood histories; crime and demographic statistics; development proposals; contracts and architectural and site plans; newspaper clippings; schedules for city infrastructure projects; and some information about property ownership. Areas covered include Pennsport, Southwark, South Central, Eastwick, Southwest Philadelphia, Ellsworth, South Philadelphia, Germantown, and Moyamensing. The collection also includes files on the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and the proposed Crosstown Expressway.

Accession number: 959

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The collection is open for research.

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