500 Weigh In On the Future of Our Neighborhood by Ray Murphy, CPN Board Member

This article originally ran in the November 2012 Cedar Park Neighbors newsletter.  Want to receive the newsletter delivered to your doorstep (or directly to your email inbox)?  Join CPN today at http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org/join-cpn-donate/cpn-membership-form/  In October, a steering committee met for the first time to discuss the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan for University City and Southwest Philadelphia.

Thanks to neighbors like you, folks representing Cedar Park at this meeting were able to share the input of the five hundred people who completed a survey about the future of our neighborhood. The survey was created by CPN’s board of directors. It asked for input on questions like “Why do you live/own a business in Cedar Park?” and “How do you define diversity and what do you think is required to keep the neighborhood diverse?” The survey also asked for neighbor’s feedback on residential and commercial zoning rules that the City Planning Commission is considering within the plan.

Preliminary survey results were shared at a CPN General membership meeting on November 8. A full report on the results of the survey will be available by the end of the year.  The large number of replies to important questions about the future of Cedar Park is an indication of how much our neighbors care about the community.  We are grateful to all of our neighbors who participated in the survey.