Nov. 4: Building on our Strengths: Investing in Greater Philadelphia’s Centers

Building on our Strengths: Investing in Greater Philadelphia’s Centers

Includes Development Opportunities Marketplace

Friday, November 4, 2016, 8:30 AM — 1:00 PM


Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Investing in Centers is the cornerstone of Greater Philadelphia’s Long Range Plan.  Centers serve as a basis for organizing and focusing development for the most efficient delivery of supportive infrastructure, primarily transportation.  Concentrating growth within Centers preserves open space while creating vibrant communities with a variety of transportation choices.buildingonourstrengthspostcardfront

The morning kicks off with the Development Opportunities Marketplace, where private sector residential and commercial developers and investors can meet municipal officials and economic development professionals to learn about available sites within the region. Next, a panel consisting of local officials and developers will discuss the important role that transit is playing in new development throughout Greater Philadelphia. Finally, everyone is invited to participate in an interactive activity to identify challenges to investing in Centers and propose possible solutions.




  • Mr. Andrew Svekla, Senior Design Analyst, DVRPC
  • Mr. John Ernst, Borough Manager, Lansdale Borough
  • The Honorable Joseph DiGriolamo, Mayor, Bensalem Township
  • Mr. Art Corsini, Fieldstone Associates, Town Center at Haddon (invited)
  • Mr. Greg Rogerson, Principal, J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc.


Program Overview


8:00-9:00 am                      Breakfast and Development Opportunities Marketplace

9:00-9:15 am                      Welcome Remarks

9:15-10:30 am                    Building on our Strengths (Panel Discussion)

10:30-10:45 am                   Coffee Break

10:45–11:45 am                  Challenges with Investing in Centers (Interactive Exercise)

11:45–12:30 pm                  Light Lunch and Review of Exercise


Cost is $25 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, and AICP CM credits. The event has 2.5 AICP Certification Maintenance Credits (Event #9111189).

Participants are eligible to win a $100 gift certificate!

Ticket sales end November 2nd at midnight.


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