A prime corner at 9th & Wharton sits as an open lot. Around it, reminders of Philadelphia's past lingers. On the walls of buildings flanking the site, a faded Frankie Avalon and Chubby Checker loom. 60 years ago when these two were popular, a church once stood here. For the last 30 years it's only been some grass, a poorly constructed wooden bulkhead and some posts nailed in the ground.

The Grays Ferry Triangle Plaza at the heart of SSWCA's territory.

Earlier this week we wrote about the power Registered Community Organizations (RCOs) have in shaping the future of their neighborhoods. A progressive RCO will balance the needs of both a developer and a community, shepherding projects that maximize benefits for the community, while minimizing downsides.


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