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    • North District Plan: focus area map, March 2017 | courtesy of Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Planning Commission updated on North District plan, supports West Poplar and TOD zoning changes

Tuesday’s meeting of the Planning Commission unfolded briskly, with all of the bills considered by the commission getting recommended—with the exception of an “urban topiary encroachment” on 3rd Street just north…

    • Philadelphia Solar Schools Initiative

Solar schools initiative working to put 5,000 solar panels on 20 schools

Philadelphia Solar Schools Initiative (PSSI) wants to use solar energy and solar energy education to brighten the future of 20 Philadelphia public schools and nearly 1,000 students. Next year PSSI, which…

    • Attorney Robert Archie, architect Jerry Roller and attorney Allison Levy present plans for 1801 Courtland

Triumph Baptist senior-housing plan approved, but Rev. Hall can't discuss it

By Amy Z. Quinn For NewsWorks A plan by Triumph Baptist Church and Universal Companies to build a senior housing development in Nicetown got city zoning board approval Wednesday, but an…

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ABOUT NORTH

This district is situated to the north of Lehigh Ave. and west of Kensington Ave. Neighborhood revitalization efforts are responding to multiple urban ills: unemployment, poverty, abandonment, drugs and crime.  Planning for large industrial areas is a key issue. The Hunting Park East industrial area is expected to remain industrial in character, while the Hunting Park West industrial area has a plan calling for a mix of new uses on land vacated by the Budd and Tasty Baking companies. Other issues: expanding and enhancing open space near Tacony Creek, reuse of abandoned railways, and maintenance of traditional neighborhood commercial corridors at 22nd & Lehigh, Broad & Erie, and 5th & Lehigh. Rail stations at Broad & Glenwood and 22nd & Allegheny create opportunities for higher density, mixed-use development.  It is important to support the work of community development organizations while also addressing the needs of under-represented neighborhoods.

Contact:

David Ortiz, 215-683-4616, David.Ortiz@phila.gov

UPCOMING EVENTS IN NORTH

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