The Central Northeast District Plan was adopted by PCPC on March 18, 2014.
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
Central Northeast District boundary is generally located westward from six blocks below the intersection of Cottman Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard and the Regional Shopping Center extending west to the County line and northward to the Pennypack Creek. The Cottman and the Boulevard Regional Shopping Center is a major Focus Area of the district and includes several of the busiest roadways and vital transit and pedestrian corridors (Cottman, Bustleton and Castor Avenues and Roosevelt Boulevard).
In May 2017 City Planners held an interactive planning workshop to re-engage and coordinate next steps with the major stakeholders and city agencies to implement action to “strengthen Cottman and the Boulevard as a competitive regional center”.
Top action steps include:
Design a shovel ready streetscape improvement plan
Make street network safer and more efficient
Preserving historically significant Mid-century Modern structures
CNE 13 - Expand initiatives along Castor Avenue and Cottman Avenue CNE 16 - Implement Roosevelt Boulevard Transit Enhancements study
The City is finishing a follow-up “Route for Change” Study with the implementation of the direct bus along Roosevelt Boulevard in October 2017.
CNE 5 - Preserve single-family housing
Single-family properties along Tyson Avenue were rezoned from RM-1 to RSA-5. Ongoing review and comment of Zoning Board of Adjustment cases with Registered Community Organizations to support existing single-family zoned streets and neighborhoods. Home improvement and rehabilitation resources can be found via the Department of Housing and Community Development.
District Plans include a wide range of recommendations. Some can be acted upon quickly, while others require additional resources or policy changes, or further planning.