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    • The Poquessing Creek Trail is about half complete and should be open this year, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Parks & Rec paves Poquessing Creek Trail

When most people think of Philly's far Northeast, they think of relatively suburban neighborhoods, driven by a post-WWII development and characterized by cul de sacs. Most don't think about nature or…

    • auto body shop

Zoning tweaks introduced for Northeast Philly

Like many others, Councilman Brian O’Neill is finding changes he wants to make to the city’s year-old zoning code. But unlike others, and unlike his own previous efforts to change the…

    • Penn's Shoemaker Green completes new lush link between Penn and Center City.
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ABOUT LOWER FAR NORTHEAST

Winchester, Winchester Park, Ashton, Pennypack Woods, Academy Gardens, Morrell Park, Crestmont Farms, Walton Park, Parkwood, Normandy, Mechanicsville.

Academy Road and Grant Avenue are major highways serving the relatively modern, family-friendly communities of the Lower Northeast. Key issues are neighborhood walkability, pedestrian safety, traffic calming, complete streets, and the need for small parks linked by green connectors. Like the Pennypack, Poquessing Creek should have continuous parkland, trails and public access. There are quality of life issues such as property upkeep, dumping, and litter (affecting both private and publicly-owned land). Zoning issues focus on the compatibility of new development and the conversion of homes to rental units. An emerging issue is how to allow homeowners to utilize solar, wind and other alternative energy sources. There is a need to attract more jobs to the industrial parks, including green economy businesses.

Contact:

Michael Thompson, 215-683-4632, Michael.Thompson@phila.gov

 

UPCOMING EVENTS IN LOWER FAR NORTHEAST

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