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    • Walnut Lane Bridge

Rehab begins Wednesday on Wissahickon's Walnut Lane Bridge

What was once the world’s largest concrete bridge - just over 100 years ago - is set to see some rehab work starting Wednesday, PennDOT announced Monday. The $14.7 million rehabilitation…

    • Lower Northwest PCPC meeting

Lower Northwest meeting highlights waterfront improvements

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) held a public meeting on June 27 to generate ideas for new developments and improvements to the Lower Northwest district’s areas along the East Falls,…

    • philadelphia zoning map

Northeast Philadelphia zoning overlay would prohibit medical offices

Councilman Brian O’Neill introduced a bill on Thursday creating a “Northeast Zoning Overlay,” which would prohibit certain medical uses in many zoning districts throughout Northeast Philadelphia, in areas where they are…



East Falls, Wissahickon, Manayunk, Central Roxborough, Upper Roxborough, Andorra, Shawmont Valley.

Well-known for trendy shopping and dining in Manayunk and East Falls, the Lower Northwest also boasts stable, desirable residential areas.  Recreation, environmental protection, and commercial revitalization are key issues. The Schuylkill River Trail needs to be completed in the Wissahickon, Manayunk, Upper Roxborough, and Shawmont Valley neighborhoods.  Protection of environmental and cultural assets is an issue in Shawmont Valley and Upper Roxborough.  Continuing the successful stewardship of the Wissahickon park and watershed is an ongoing need. 


Matt Wysong, 215-683-4650,


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