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    • 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…

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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…

    • Lower North investment

PCPC reviews plans for Central Northeast, Lower North neighborhoods

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission reviewed district-level comprehensive plans for the Lower North and Central Northeast sections of Philadelphia Tuesday. District-level plans apply the goals and concepts of the city-wide comprehensive…

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ABOUT FOX CHASE

Fox Chase

Fox Chase is a neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia. It’s located on the border with Montgomery County and there is an active and cooperative business community that crosses the county line into Rockledge and Huntingdon Valley. The Fox Chase area was originally settled by Swedish colonists around 1645 and later taken over by the English. Many historic structures are still intact throughout Fox Chase. The Verree House on Verree Road was the site of a raid by British troops during the American Revolutionary War. The trained eye can rediscover abandoned railroad grades, remnants of early mills, mill races and other reminders that generations of mankind have gathered in the "Green Heart" of Northeast Philadelphia. In the 18th century the Fox Chase Hotel was built, becoming a popular place for foxhunters to gather while also providing a bustling countryside for Philadelphia elite to visit and vacation. By the 19th century, the area was full of farm and summer estates. With the arrival of the railroad in 1876, the Fox Chase community became a convenient transport into the city. Today, one of the largest employers in the area is the Fox Chase Cancer Center with notable and award winning researchers. An additional attraction is the Fox Chase farm, a historically significant piece of land in the community originally established in 1683. It is one of the oldest farms in Philadelphia and is currently used for educational purposes about agriculture for children and adults. It’s currently maintained by a volunteer organization known as the Friends of Fox Chase Farm.

www.foxchasehomeowners.org

Fox Chase Cancer Center

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