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Lower Far Northeast

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.

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