Inquirer Editorial: Good neighbor Drexel | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/09/2010

Inquirer Editorial: Good neighbor DrexelWhen you find a plan that works, it's best to stick with it.That's exactly what Drexel University's new president, John A. Fry, proposed this week in an attempt to enhance the neighborhood surrounding the West Philadelphia campus. This is a good move that will benefit the university, its neighbors, and the city.Fry's five-point plan to improve safety and offer incentives to employees who buy homes in the neighborhood resembles the plan he largely designed and implemented as an executive at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1990s. Those efforts greatly improved the area surrounding Penn's campus and helped spark private investment in restaurants, a movie theater, and a grocery store.

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