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© 2020  Philadelphia City Planning Commission 

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

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: 

Greg Waldman | 215-683-4666

Gregory.Waldman@phila.gov

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.