Got word today that our proposed plan to incorporate skateboarding into a currently unused (and rather large) parcel of land under Roosevelt Blvd. (Rt. 1) in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia was approved as part of a larger master plan! It was presented as part of a 2010 redevelopment plan and approved by the Philadelphia Planning Commission. I proposed an initial phase of greening the entire space (not part of our scope) and putting in a super smooth concrete skate path with some benches to draw use to the space. A parallel recycled pedestrian walkway and expansion of the existing community garden (again not our scope) could also be incorporated using partnerships with local organizations invested in each use. After the path is established, it would serve as a backbone for future development, such as skateable sculptures branching off the path or a larger skate plaza in one of the parabolas. Stoked!