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Lower Southwest

    • Atlantic Refining Co., June 22, 1926 (Image # 6111) | Aero Service Corp. | Courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX

From Above: Refining along the Lower Schuylkill, 1926

In honor of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan’s [pdf] release earlier this month, we head back into the past to look at a section of the Lower Schuylkill from above.…

    • Callowhill Neighborhood Association is appealing the demolition of Church of the Assumption at 12th and Spring Garden.

Callowhill Neighbors appeal Assumption demo | New waterfront zoning in 2013 | 245 hybrid buses replacing diesel | Market West smut duo closes

Good morning, Streeters. Happy Thursday. Today’s City Council agenda [pdf] includes votes on the city’s Complete Streets legislation and residential parking minimums for developments around Temple. Here’s this morning’s buzz: The…

    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

The current draft of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for developing the 3,700 acres along the river into three distinct areas

The current draft of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for developing  the 3,700 acres along the river into three distinct areas: The Innovation District. These 500 acres nearest University City…

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ABOUT LOWER SOUTHWEST

The Lower Southwest district is commonly known as Southwest Philadelphia, an overarching neighborhood name that contains smaller neighborhoods. Some of the historic smaller neighborhoods contained within Southwest Philadelphia include Eastwick, Paschall, and Elmwood.

The Lower Southwest contains large residential areas, a major industrial district and the Philadelphia International Airport. The residential areas are experiencing higher levels of vacancy and lower property values even as new immigrant populations from West Africa and Southeast Asia move to the Lower South district. Despite numerous planned or existing recreation trails that connect such attractions as Cobbs Creek, the Heinz Wildlife Refuge, Fort Mifflin, and Bartram’s Garden, the neighborhoods are mostly isolated from these attractions and the Schuylkill River by industry, wide boulevards, and train tracks. Major industries include Eastwick Industrial Park, the United States Postal Service, and oil refineries. The Philadelphia Airport Auto Mall is adjacent to the industrial park. Key issues include the expansion of the airport, market demand for industrial land, neighborhood stability, and access to the Schuylkill River.
 
Contact:
Jennifer Barr, 215-683-4672, Jennifer.Barr@phila.gov

UPCOMING EVENTS IN LOWER SOUTHWEST

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