Grays Ferry Corridor
With its proximity to Center City Philadelphia and The University of Pennsylvania, the Grays Ferry low-income urban corridor has been named an “Innovation Corridor” by stakeholders who see significant planning momentum and strong potential to develop the area.
Rooted in its industrial past, a large portion of the corridor sits on a brownfield, and suffers from vehicle-oriented infrastructure near prime retail developments and underinvestment among its rowhomes with a low-density population.
The Health Opportunity:
In addition to integrating thoughtful planning strategies, project leaders are working to develop health-improving strategies to address public health concerns prevalent among vulnerable populations, such as asthma, diabetes, and obesity.