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© 2020  Philadelphia City Planning Commission 

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

NORTH

District at a Glance:

This district is situated to the north of Lehigh Ave. and west of Kensington Ave. Neighborhood revitalization efforts are responding to multiple urban ills: unemployment, poverty, abandonment, drugs and crime.  Planning for large industrial areas is a key issue. The Hunting Park East industrial area is expected to remain industrial in character, while the Hunting Park West industrial area has a plan calling for a mix of new uses on land vacated by the Budd and Tasty Baking companies.

Top planning issues include:

  • Expanding and enhancing open space near Tacony Creek

  • Reuse of abandoned railways, and maintenance of traditional neighborhood commercial corridors at 22nd & Lehigh, Broad & Erie, and 5th & Lehigh

  • Rail stations at Broad & Glenwood and 22nd & Allegheny create opportunities for higher density, mixed-use development 

  • It is important to support the work of community development organizations while also addressing the needs of under-represented neighborhoods.