In 2010, Pepsi is giving
away a total of $20 million through the "Refresh Everything" project,
which awards $50,000 a month to various projects that receive the
most votes on their website. 

Log-on and vote now for a
local project by the Philadelphia-based Planning Collective (PC),  They
are trying to win $50,000 to coordinate a community design process that
will encourage area residents and business owners to contribute their ideas for
how to design space in Passayunk Square, and develop what kinds of features to
include. An interactive display at last weekend's Flavors of the Avenue
festival gave Philadelphians the first of many opportunities to give
suggestions and feedback to the project team.

Vote between May 1 and May 31, 2010 at

Collective is managing the project on behalf of the East Passyunk Avenue
Business Improvement District and the East Passyunk Crossing Civic

PC, neighborhood stakeholds and city officials will transform a
chaotic 6-way intersection in park-poor South Philly into a place of respite.
The pilot site is where 12th St. and Morris St. cross one of the city's
most famous diagonals, Passyunk Avenue.

Add 4,000 sq. ft. of new public space to a dense urban
 - Transform a chaotic 6-way intersection into a community asset
 - Improve pedestrian safety in a revitalizing historic shopping
 - Encourage further economic development and activity
 - Create a blueprint for a citywide program based on this pilot

Community outreach to ensure design addresses
local needs and desires
- Final design schematics and city construction agreement
- Approximately 4,000 square feet of newly pedestrianized space for
everyone to enjoy!
- A blueprint document to help install projects like these across the City

For information about the
Planning Collective visit:
For information about the East of Passyunk Business Improvement District visit:

Vote today, and everyday, until May 31, 2010 at:


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