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Central Roxborough

    • 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 —…

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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.

RESOURCES

Roxborough community page

Roxborough Wikipedia article

UPCOMING EVENTS IN CENTRAL ROXBOROUGH

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