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STATUS: ADOPTED by PCPC – December 9, 2014


Read the Lower Northwest District Plan (Full)

Read the Lower Northwest Executive Summary








About the Lower Northwest District:


East Falls, Wissahickon, Manayunk, Central Roxborough, Upper Roxborough, Andorra, Shawmont Valley.

Key Issues:

Well-known for trendy shopping and dining in Manayunk and East Falls, the Lower Northwest also boasts stable, desirable residential areas.  Recreation, environmental protection, and commercial revitalization are key issues. The Schuylkill River Trail needs to be completed in the Wissahickon, Manayunk, Upper Roxborough, and Shawmont Valley neighborhoods.  Protection of environmental and cultural assets is an issue in Shawmont Valley and Upper Roxborough.  Continuing the successful stewardship of the Wissahickon park and watershed is an ongoing need.  The Ridge Avenue commercial corridor is centrally located with good transit access.  Existing efforts to manage and improve “The Ridge” are effective but need to be supported and carried forward into the future.  In East Falls, residents and major institutions are working toward mutually beneficial town/gown relations.



Matt Wysong, 215-683-4650,



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