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    • Areas certified for redevelopment

VIDEO: Planning Commission approves North Philadelphia remapping bills

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted to approve to zoning bills for parts of North Philadelphia on Tuesday. The bills, developed as part of the Philadelphia2035 citywide planning process, were introduced…

    • Lower North | Philadelphia2035

Planning Commission approves down-zoning in North Philadelphia

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval of three bills on Tuesday that would implement portions of the Lower North District Plan, one of 18 neighborhood plans being undertaken as part…

    • Vacant land strategies

Lower North Plan gets warmer reception at final public meeting

There weren't  big changes in the latest version of the Lower North District plan presented last week at Temple's Howard Gittis Student Center. But reaction to the plan was more positive…

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ABOUT LOWER NORTH

North Philadelphia, North Central, Norris Square, Olde Kensington, South Kensington, West Kensington, Yorktown, Ludlow, Brewerytown, Cabot, Cecil B Moore, Sharswood, Strawberry Mansion, and the northern portion of Francisville.

Lower North Philadelphia continues to struggle but there are also many exciting, positive changes taking place. Temple University is the district’s biggest economic engine.  Its rapid expansion, while contributing to the employment base, has also led to conflicts with neighbors over on-street parking, lighting, and the scale of new buildings. Most private sector development has been student housing, generating issues with code enforcement and parking. Vacant properties are numerous and the generally weak housing market reduces prospects for reuse. Community gardens have been successful, but gardening alone cannot address the issue of vacant land.  

UPCOMING EVENTS IN LOWER NORTH

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