Lower Far Northeast
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The Far Northeast Districts Plan was
adopted by PCPC on April 18, 2017.
Lower Far Northeast District Planner:
District at a Glance:
Academy Road and Grant Avenue are major highways serving the relatively modern, family-friendly communities of the Lower Northeast.
Top planning issues include:
Neighborhood walkability, pedestrian safety, traffic calming, complete streets, and the need for small parks linked by green connectors.
Like the Pennypack, Poquessing Creek should have continuous parkland, trails and public access.
There are quality of life issues such as property upkeep, dumping, and litter (affecting both private and publicly-owned land).
Zoning issues focus on the compatibility of new development and the conversion of homes to rental units.
An emerging issue is how to allow homeowners to utilize solar, wind and other alternative energy sources.
There is a need to attract more jobs to the industrial parks, including green economy businesses.