The West District Plan was adopted by PCPC on April 17, 2018.
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
West Philadelphia sits at the far west end of the city. The district is extremely residential in nature and enjoys great access to adjacent job centers, institutions, and resources, via numerous transit connections. Top planning issues include:
The West district is predominantly residential in character and is lacking in major job centers.
Existing row homes are affordable for young families and there is a large area of new housing in Mill Creek.
The high vacancy rate of homes and parcels contributes to crime problems, disinvestment and a lack of home equity.
Commercial corridors are generally under-performing in comparison with the rest of the City. This means that residents have to travel further to get what they need, or settle for lower quality products and services.
The Mantua Greenway
The vision for the Mantua Greenway is to create a safe and beautiful corridor that reflects the culture and the people that live in the Mantua neighborhood. The proposed greenway will follow Mantua Avenue and Parrish Street from the Spring Garden Bridge at 31st Street to the 40th Street Bridge, and potentially continue along 40th Street to Fairmount Park. The Mantua Greenway will link to the existing West Bank Greenway at 34th Street and Mantua Ave, and will provide residents with improved access to the Schuylkill River Trail, Fairmount Park, the Art Museum, and the Zoo.