Action: Mayor Kenney: Veto the Downzoning of Girard Ave.

Please join us in urging Mayor Kenney to veto Council President Clarke's bill that aims to downzone much of Girard Avenue east of Broad St.

Cities are growing their transit ridership and expanding housing options for people who do not own cars by facilitating dense development along transit corridors. Philadelphia shouldn’t do the opposite.

Against the recommendation of the City Planning Commission, this bill downzones much of Girard Ave east of Broad Street, severely limiting economic and residential growth on one of Philadelphia’s major transit corridors.

Currently, much of this stretch is strip malls, gas stations, and parking lots, uses that are inappropriate given its proximity to Center City and service by the 15 trolley, the Broad Street Line, and the Market-Frankford El.

Read more about this bill in WHYY's PlanPhilly & sign our petition today for a more sustainable and accessible city.