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    • The effort to create the Central Roxborough Neighborhood Conservation Overlay was sparked by the community's involvement surrounding the Bunting House demolition issue. (NewsWorks, file art)

Planning Commission walks back changes for steep slopes, tweaks registered community organization regulations

Last Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted against new regulations—regulations the Commission staff itself proposed—which would have streamlined the approval process for smaller projects subject to special zoning requirements for…

    • Frederick Street | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Northwest residents boo changes to ‘steep slope’ zoning code, RCO rules debated

In a public hearing Monday, community organizers from neighborhoods in Northwest Philadelphia expressed unanimous disapproval of the City Planning Commission’s proposed changes to the “steep slope” provisions in the zoning code,…

    • 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…

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ABOUT LOWER NORTHWEST

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. 

Contact:

Matt Wysong, 215-683-4650, Matt.Wysong@phila.gov

UPCOMING EVENTS IN LOWER NORTHWEST

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