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The North District Plan was adopted by PCPC on January 16, 2018.
North District Planner:
Ariel Diliberto | 215-683-4648
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.