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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