Center city district ACT Presentation 2010

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Center city district ACT Presentation 2010

  1. 1. C E N T E R C I T Y D I S T R I C T
  2. 2. First Phase: Focus on the Basics - Clean & Safe <ul><li>Sidewalk cleaning and graffiti removal </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service Representatives </li></ul>
  3. 3. Second Phase: Beautification and Streetscape Improvements <ul><li>1996/97 – As a municipal authority, the CCD was able to obtain funding from the city and issue bonds in order to raise $26 million for capital improvements, including new pedestrian lighting, signage, street planters, sidewalk paving, and street trees </li></ul><ul><li>These efforts have continued to expand with each year, with the support of various funding sources in addition to tax revenue, such as city, state, and federal funding, partnerships with local business and property owners, and grants </li></ul>
  4. 4. Current and Future: Concentration on Open Space Renovations <ul><li>Aviator Park </li></ul>Dilworth Plaza Sister Cities Park Café Cr é t at Three Parkway Plaza Chestnut Park
  5. 6. Center City District Street Tree Program <ul><li>Nearly 350 planted in 1997-98 </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted 100 on Market East in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted 300 on Chestnut St. in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance key to success of trees </li></ul><ul><li>$180,000 annual maintenance budget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Replacements (up to 60 per year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Watering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Pruning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Fertilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- IPM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Consultant fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Contracting fees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New tree locations funded by Fee-For- Service or Plant!Philadelphia programs </li></ul>Over 750 Street Trees Maintained
  6. 7. Center City District Street Tree Program How can we work to increase the overall tree canopy?
  7. 8. Center City District Street Tree Program Donations <ul><li>Created to help supplement City’s efforts to increase urban canopy </li></ul><ul><li>Augments current CCD program to plant more trees </li></ul><ul><li>Donation levels from $25 to $4,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Replacement trees, new trees and general maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Tax-deductable </li></ul>
  8. 9. Center City District Street Tree Program Fee for Service <ul><li>Commercial/Residential </li></ul><ul><li>Helps streamline process for clients to plant trees </li></ul><ul><li>CCD oversees site research, permits, contractors and maintenance </li></ul>
  9. 10. Center City District Street Tree Program Opportunities and Partnerships <ul><li>Matching Funds with Large-scale Properties / Condos </li></ul><ul><li>Grants (TreeVitalize) </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption of Current Populations </li></ul>
  10. 11. Center City District Street Tree Program Opportunities and Partnerships <ul><li>Pennsylvania Horticultural Society - consultants </li></ul><ul><li>City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission (2008 Tree Survey) </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Outreach (Dow donation & Philadelphia Academies, Inc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Cornell University Study of Urban Street Trees in 2011 </li></ul>
  11. 12. C E N T E R C I T Y D I S T R I C T

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