Tell us what you think of the Upper Northwest plan draft
Read the Draft Upper Northwest District Plan
Potential housing and shops near Germantown Station
highlights from the DRAFT plan
The Draft Plan includes 41 recommendations. The eight recommendations below are priority recommendations, which we believe residents, elected officials, and city agencies should act on first:
Plant street trees, install and repair lighting, and draw businesses to Germantown Avenue, Chelten Avenue, and Wayne Avenue
Direct housing development to commercial streets and train stations to increase the number of people using public transit and shopping at local businesses
Preserve large houses and properties by allowing accessory dwellings ("in-law suites")
Improve the frequency and rider experience on the Route 23 bus to support Germantown Avenue. Consolidate stops, build seating and shelters, and give buses priority at traffic signals
Make Lincoln Drive and Wissahickon Avenue safer for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians
Provide restrooms, water fountains, lighting, and wi-fi access at stations in Wissahickon Valley Park
Invest in parks and recreation. Build a community playground in Southwest Germantown, improve the entrance to Pickett Pool, rehabilitate Happy Hollow, and improve walkways and entrances at Fernhill Park
Complete a survey of historic properties and sites
Proposed pocket park at Wayne Avenue and Berkley Street
How was the plan made?
To create the draft of the plan we:
Did research on the district
Held public meetings
Collected feedback online
Met with a steering committee of neighborhood and business groups, politicians, and City agencies
Our meetings had a combined attendance of over 685 people.
We are collecting your comments on the plan through September 4th! Email comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
After we review the comments, we will change the plan.
The final version will be presented at the September 18th City Planning Commission meeting, which is open to the public.
Once the plan is adopted by the City Planning Commission, we can start making it happen!
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