The City would like to hear from you about three design ideas for the Broad, Germantown and Erie (BGE) intersection. If you live, work, shop, or take SEPTA near BGE, we want to know what improvements you want to see to the two triangles, streets, and sidewalks.
We also want to make sure we follow all the guidelines put in place by the Department of Public Health while having the most inclusive outreach possible. That’s why our engagement plan was informed by conversations and input from key stakeholders and will include: digital materials and an online survey; postcards to 1,300 addresses; online meetings with organizations, businesses and residents; phone calls; and socially distanced in-person outreach in English and Spanish.
All three options proposed will make the intersection safer while keeping elements that residents and merchants felt were important in previous discussions. They also provide beautification improvements including new lighting, paving, plants, and tables and chairs with shade. This will allow for the space to be used in many ways.
Our goal is that these improvements contribute to:
- A destination on Germantown Ave for residents and shoppers;
- The restoration and beautification of a public space; and
- Increased curb appeal for nearby businesses.
How You Can Provide Feedback
- Learn more about each design improvement by reading through the concepts or watching this video.
- Complete this brief survey by October 20, 2020.
- You can also send comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or text or call us at (215) 436-9886.
- Stop by one of our Survey Drop-in Days to provide input in-person. They will be held on Thursday, September 24 and Thursday, October 1 at the intersection of Broad & Erie from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Make sure you wear a mask or face covering, and stay 6 feet away from others. (Update: the October 1 Survey Drop-in Day has been postponed and will be rescheduled)
The final version will be a combination of things that people like from each option. If you want to learn more about the Broad, Germantown and Erie project and previous community engagement efforts visit phila.gov/bge.