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The Upper North District Plan was 

adopted by PCPC on November 15, 2016.

Upper Northwest District Planner: 

Peter Barnard, AICP | (215) 683-4629

District at a Glance:

Upper North Philadelphia sits at the far northern end of Broad Street. Olney Transportation Center anchors the district’s transportation and employment center surrounding the intersection of Broad Street and Olney Avenue.

Top planning issues include:

  • Taking advantage of strong transit links to the metropolitan center

  • Redeveloping the Logan triangle with building forms and uses that complement the surrounding blocks

  • Preserving historically significant structures and neighborhoods

  • Supporting vital business corridors on Broad Street, Ogontz Avenue, Wadsworth Avenue, and North 5th Street.

  • Coordinating the future development of Einstein Hospital and La Salle University with community needs

  • Enhancing major gateways into the City from the north

  • Planning for upkeep and improvement in Tacony Creek Park and the watershed parks of the historic Wingohocking Creek valley

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