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River Wards

    • Rowhouses | Mix it up | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group

Pew study finds LOOP program in use around Center City

The Longtime Owner Occupants Program, a relief measure passed by City Council in 2013 to ease sudden tax spikes for some homeowners after a citywide reassessment of property values, is…

    • Lehigh Viaduct | Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Commission releases draft plan for River Wards

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has released a draft plan for the River Wards, the area of the city stretching north along the Delaware River from Fishtown to Bridesburg and west…

    •  River Wards district planning meeting / PCPC

River Wards District Plan focuses on Lehigh Avenue, Richmond and Allegheny, and Aramingo

Earlier this week, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission held the second of its series of public district planning meetings in the River Wards. The area is roughly bounded by Frankford Street,…



Fishtown, East Kensington, Olde Richmond, Port Richmond, Kensington and Bridesburg. 

The River Wards are dense rowhouse neighborhoods located to the east of the Market-Frankford El. Since large factories left the district, many residents have struggled to find new employment. New big-box retail stores along formerly industrial Aramingo Ave. provide entry-level jobs and convenience shopping. However, the shopping on Aramingo Ave. adds to traffic congestion and competes with traditional commercial districts like Kensington Avenue, Girard Avenue and Allegheny Avenue.


David Fecteau, 215-683-4670,



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