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    • Lower Northwest district plan

The draft Lower Northwest District Plan public review period has started

The DRAFT Lower Northwest District Plan is now available for public review.  It can be accessed hereIt is a large file, so please have patience.   The Planning Commission…

    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • Lower Northwest District Plan

Central Northeast Plan complete; work beginning in Lower Northwest

The Central Northeast section of the city has a new long-range plan focused on improving business districts, making it easier to walk or take public transit, and preserving single-family homes and…

    • As Philadelphia overhauls its zoning process, neighborhood groups could lose influence over what gets built nearby

Northwest civics preparing for new community zoning review, CHCA will testify at Tuesday hearing

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Representatives of at least one Northwest civic group are planning to appear at a city Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, for a discussion of the community…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

    • Northwest Philadelphia development stories to watch in 2012

Northwest Philadelphia development stories to watch in 2012

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods last year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. Last week,…

    • Reading Viaduct | flickr user saikofish, Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Callowhill NID at Council, Sister Rosetta Tharpe honored, Philly transit history, Schuylkill watershed project grants

Reading Viaduct | flickr user saikofish, Creative Commons On Thursday, City Council will hold a hearing on the Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District, which would finance neighborhood projects through a…

    • Expansion project continues at West Oak Lane Charter School

Expansion project continues at West Oak Lane Charter School

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyOn first visit, the office of Dr. Debbera Peoples-Lee seems a bit generously sized. Then she explains it's actually a classroom. The office of the…

    • NewsWorks takes a before-and-after look at zoning overlays in East Falls if the zoning code proposal goes through (Megan Pinto)

How the zoning code draft affects East Falls overlays

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philadelphia, zoning overlays govern what kind of sign you can hang above your Manayunk boutique, what your corner store can sell in Germantown,…

    • Youth Study Center on Henry Avenue will likely stick around for another two years, but community wants a say in what's next

Youth Study Center plan raises questions about site's next purpose

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWith a plan underway for the Youth Study Center to remain in East Falls another two years, neighbors are now looking for guarantees about what…

    • 3232 Henry Ave

City seeks variance extension at Youth Study Center in East Falls

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly  Construction delays and a change in general contractor on the new site of the city's Youth Study Center in West Philadelphia could mean up…

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