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Norris Square

    • Learning Landscapes: Play Structure | Story Structure, Ground Reconsidered Landscape Architecture (lead)

Designers compete to put play into Philadelphia’s public spaces

“I’ve recently started to see public spaces in the eyes of children,” said Alexa Bosse, an architect and mother of three-year old twins. “It’s surprising how little opportunities for being outside…

    • rowhouses that replaced St. Boniface church on Diamond Street

Spotted: Rowhouses that replaced St. Boniface and Ruffin Nichols AME churches

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. In the course of one day I spotted two sets of rowhouses that replaced historic churches in Poplar and Norris Square.…

    • Lower North plan zoning recomendations, west of Broad

Lower North Plan recommends gentrification impact study, speedier transit, protection of single-family blocks

The image above, taken from the Lower North PCPC presentation, shows proposed changes west of Broad Street. See more maps and other images within the full presentation, included beneath this article.…



The Norris Square area of West Kensington is bordered by West Berks Street to the south and West Dauphin Street to the north, North 5th Street to the west and North Front Street to the east. The neighborhood takes its name from Norris Square Park, which was land that was granted to Isaac Norris by William Penn. The park was created by Norris' heirs in the 1840s as a public green.


Norris Square Neighborhood Project

Norris Square Civic Association


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