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Central Roxborough

    • 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…

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ABOUT CENTRAL ROXBOROUGH

Roxborough, once the Roxborough Township, is a North West Philadelphia neighborhood. The neighborhood spans from Northwestern Avenue to Lincoln Drive and from the Schuykill River to Henry Avenue. It is thought that the neighborhood was named after Roxburgshire, an area in Scotland. Roxborough has long been a predominantly white neighborhood, with the commercial spine of the neighborhood being Ridge Avenue running diagonally through the neighborhood. Roxborough maintains its reputation as being a safe and well-maintained area thanks to efforts from residents and community organizations. Roxborough’s tree lined streets give the neighborhood a suburban feel, while the areas low crime rate and accessibility make the neighborhood and ideal home for many young professional Philadelphians.

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Roxborough community page

Roxborough Wikipedia article

UPCOMING EVENTS IN CENTRAL ROXBOROUGH

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