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May 23rd Wissahickon Gateway Plan Final Public Meeting

Updated: May 3, 2019


tell us what you think of the draft plan!

On May 23rd, tell us what you think of the designs and plan to make the Wissahickon Gateway a place where people can easily connect to buses, trains, sidewalks, and bike trails.

This includes:

  • An expanded Wissahickon Transportation Center

  • New commercial and residential development

  • Safer streets

  • New waterfront trails.


The Wissahickon Gateway is the area where the Schuylkill River and Wissahickon Creek meet. It includes the Wissahickon Transportation Center, Wissahickon Train Station, and parts of the Schuylkill River Trail and Wissahickon Valley Trail.

Meeting details

Wednesday May 23rd

6:30-7:30pm

Downs Hall Auditorium of Jefferson University East Falls Campus (3243 West School House Ln)

How to get there:

  • Wissahickon Trail

  • Bus Route 32

  • Manayunk/Norristown train: 20 minute walk from East Falls station

  • Chestnut Hill West train: 20 minute walk from Queen Lane and Chelten Avenue stations

  • Parking available

if you can't make it to the meeting

The plan will be posted on the Phila2035 website. Send your questions or comments to planning@phila.gov.


What safer streets, new development, better transit & waterfront trails could look like (not final version).

your feedback continues to guide this plan

To gather public input to create the Wissahickon Gateway Plan, City Planning held a public meeting and sent staff to the Wissahickon Gateway to survey people. People also took the survey online.

Your comments on the draft will be considered and included before the plan is finished!

What's next?

Once the plan is adopted by the City Planning Commission on July 17th, we will work with:

  • SEPTA to turn the plan's Wissahickon Transportation Center designs into reality

  • Parks & Recreation to extend the Schuylkill River Trail

  • Community groups and property owners to make sure development is consistent with the plan, which represents everyone's shared vision

How can i get updates?

From plan to action

The Wissahickon Gateway was a focus area in the Lower Northwest (LNW) District Plan (p. 34). Once realized, it will meet a number of the recommendations from the Plan, including:

  • LNW 3: Incentivize the location of small- to mid-size grocery stores within close proximity to the denser areas of Manayunk, Wissahickon, and East Falls (p. 48)

  • LNW 6: Use zoning to incentivize the development of single-family, multifamily, mix-income, and senior housing along commercial corridors, near public transit, in transitioning industrial areas, and on City-owned parcels (p. 50)

  • LNW 28: Complete the extension of the trail network and develop the Wissahickon Gateway Trail, among several others (p. 63)