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    • Visual summary of Lower Northwest input, Wissahickon Gateway

"Protect our character!" Lower Northwest District Plan taking shape

Community participants tell planners they want to sustain open space and housing styles and density, fill in the gap in the Schuylkill Trail, focus commercial development and move a transit center.…

    • Wendy's now has clearance to build a restaurant with a drive-thru at this intersection in Roxborough

Court overturns ZBA ban on proposed Roxborough Wendy's drive-thru

After an appeal, a fast-food restaurant won the highly-contested right to include a drive-thru in their Roxborough building plans. In June, attorneys for developers Anthony and Frank Giovannone presented an appeal…

    • A developer's nine-year attempt to construct housing on this strip of green space in Roxborough has devolved into a court battle. (NewsWorks, file art)

Councilman Jones under 'bizarre' eminent-domain fire in Germany Hill development lawsuit

A developer's nine-year attempt to construct housing on a strip of green space in Roxborough has devolved into a court battle over how much the city may have to pay for…

    • The Zoning Code Commission sent its final report to City Council last fall

Explain that Term: Unconstitutional Taking

Claudia Vargas has an interesting story in The Inquirer about a property owner who’s claiming that he’s entitled to compensation from the city, because the city hasn’t paved an access road…

    • Lower Northwest: A different kind of vacancy. Courtesy PCPC

In Lower Northwest Philadelphia, a different kind of vacancy

In rural Shawmont Valley, the empty spaces aren't abandoned houses or factories, but former agricultural land. The Lower Northwest District Plan will look at preservation. Other issues in the district that…

    • Amy Carolla owns Balance Chestnut Hill. She opened her business in Aug. 2008 / Brad Larrison for Newsworks

Independent gyms in Northwest Philly adapt to competition from big-box fitness chains

As physical workouts become a regular part of our lives, gym chains have become a regular part of our neighborhood landscapes. Big-gym franchises are nearly as ubiquitous as fast-food restaurants —…

    • The City wants to see the Family Court Building at 1801 Vine redeveloped.

Zoning changes proposed for Center City, Brewerytown, Frankford, and Roxborough

City Council members have introduced a handful of bills in the last several weeks making changes to the city’s zoning maps. Some of the bills were introduced as part of the…

    • #TreePhilly:
Eyes on the Street

TreePhilly spreading "arborly love" this spring

Yes, last weekend's thaw was a tease, but it got us thinking about planting even though spring won't officially start for another month. Philly trees are also thinking spring, spreading "arborly…

    • Wendy's Bunting House proposal

ZBA denies drive-thru at proposed Bunting House-site Wendy's, appeal likely

After nearly a year of community based action, the Zoning Board of Adjustment has made their decision: Wendy's can come to Roxborough, but without a drive-thru. According to attorneys associated with…

    • Green Woods Charter School, shown here while still under construction in August, will welcome students starting Tuesday morning. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks, file)

Green Woods Charter School opens $13.5 million Roxborough location

What had been a brownfield site in Roxborough will begin its new life as a campus devoted to environmental education this week. The ribbon-cutting for the Green Woods Charter School is…

    • Weinstein development projects

Local developer Ken Weinstein discusses plans for NW Philadelphia in 2014

The coming year is going to be busy time for development in Germantown and Mt. Airy if Ken Weinstein has anything to do with it — and he often does. Weinstein…

    • st tim

Look Up! Roxborough’s remarkable country church

It took 23 years and two architects to complete one of the region’s great High Victorian Gothic buildings.   “Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural…

    • A set of twins behind the bank building was demolished earlier in the year to make way for a parking lot.
Eyes on the Street

Recognizing Roxborough: Is the neighborhood losing its character?

Roxborough has been in the news recently due to new development projects along Ridge Avenue, the main artery of this Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood. In the one mile stretch from Hermit Street…

    • Allison Building

Allison Building project and parklet to enhance Roxborough's Ridge corridor

A century-old building at the heart of the Ridge Avenue commercial corridor will be preserved and renovated next year, and a new adjacent parklet will add some green to the neighborhood.…

    • Former Roxborough pizza joint rife with problems faces demolition

Former Roxborough pizza joint rife with problems faces L&I action

The lettering of the Mia's Pizza sign has been slowly peeling off the side of the building at Rochelle Avenue and Sumac Street for years. The lettering of the Mia’s Pizza…

    • The site of the former Bunting House could soon be a Wendy's fast-food restaurant. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Battle (on)lines drawn in Roxborough Wendy's proposal

The prospect of a Wendy's restaurant at the site of the former Bunting House in Roxborough is again riling tensions regarding the Ridge Avenue site. City officials confirmed to NewsWorks that…

    • Roxborough Wendy's

Historic house razed, Roxborough site slated to become a Wendy's fast-food restaurant

After months of speculation, city officials confirmed Wednesday night that developers are seeking to locate a Wendy's fast food restaurant at the site of a demolished historic house. In recent days,…

    • Standing on his Roxborough deck, Shane Brody points to the radio antennas that have him hearing voices. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Roxborough's antenna farm has some neighbors hearing 'creepy' (but safe) voices

At their home on Harmon Road in Roxborough, Shane and Jocelyn Brody hear voices through the pipes in the basement. In their backyard, Mexican melodies emanate from their neighbor's metal fence.…

    • The new Green Woods Charter School facility, with radio antennae as a backdrop. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Green Woods Charter School, a Roxborough 'landmark' in the making, on track for Jan. opening

They ran into a little more rock in Roxborough than they anticipated, but construction of the new Green Woods Charter School is proceeding on budget, on time and going "wonderfully," according…

    • A former Tastykake Baking Company building was demolished to make room for Bakers Square

New Bakers Centre ShopRite brings jobs and healthy food options to surrounding community

On Thursday morning, hundreds of residents from Northwest Philadelphia and neighboring communities were at Bakers Centre to celebrate the grand opening of a new ShopRite. The 71,000 square foot supermarket, operated…

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