The Navy Yard is about to be home to as many workers as before the shipyard closed. PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates looks back on the Navy Yard’s rebirth and what’s in…
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…
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.
Michael Thompson, 215-683-4632, Michael.Thompson@phila.gov
There are no upcoming events in this neighborhood. Feel free to contact us with your contributions.