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    • Councilman Brian O'Neill at Bustleton meeting

Zoning code versus Northeast politics

By Ian Romano and Megan PaoliniFor Philadelphia Neighborhoods Councilman Brian O’Neill, who sits on the Zoning Code Commission, said he thinks the zoning code is a disaster for regions outside…

    • If the subway is to reach the Navy Yard, SEPTA planner says, people will need to live there

If the subway is to reach the Navy Yard, SEPTA planner says, people will need to live there

If Philadelphia wants to extend the subway line to the Navy Yard, as called for in the city-wide portion of the Philadelphia2035 comprehensive plan, residential development needs to be part of…

    • This describes how zoning fits in with the City Planning Commission's overall vision.

In the Northeast, some residents oppose zoning reform that would allow more renters

This article was co-written by Taara El-Savage and is a project completed in partnership with Temple University's journalism capstone class Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Students Savage-El and Sharpe will cover zoning code…




The neighborhood is generally bound by Red Lion Road to the south, Roosevelt Boulevard to the east, East County Line Road and Poquessing Creek to the north, and the Philadelphia County / Montgomery County line to the west. Somerton is adjacent to the Philadelphia neighborhoods of Bustleton, Normandy, and Byberry, the townships of Bensalem and Lower Southampton in Bucks County, and Lower Moreland Township in Montgomery County. Londontown is a small section of Somerton between the train tracks on Southampton Road and Carter Road.

Poquessing Creek
Poquessing Creek is a small creek, a right tributary of the Delaware River, that forms part of the boundary between Bucks County and the northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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