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© 2019  Philadelphia City Planning Commission 

1515 Arch Street, 13th Floor | 215-683-4615 | planning[at]phila.gov

UPPER NORTHWEST
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The Upper Northwest District Plan

was adopted by PCPC on November 16, 2018.

Upper North District Planner: 

Ian Hegarty | 215-683-4672

ABOUT THE DISTRICT

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The Upper Northwest district, oriented around the Germantown Avenue commercial corridor, is known for its historic homes, tree-lined streets, and excellent public transportation. The district is situated to the east of Wissahickon Park. Key issues are revitalizing greater Germantown, supporting historic preservation efforts throughout the district, planning for transit-oriented development along the Chestnut Hill East and Chestnut Hill West rail lines and at Wayne Junction Station, improving the pedestrian-oriented Germantown and Chelten commercial corridors, and retrofitting an historically and architecturally significant housing stock to meet the needs of contemporary households.

 
Implementation PROGRESS

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.

 2019 Implementation Update