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Lower Northwest Zoning Remapping

As a culmination of the existing conditions, community input, and plan recommendations, a future land use map is created and zoning remappings are recommended. The Lower Northwest District Plan recommends 46 remappings overall: 27 corrective zoning remappings and 19 zoning remappings to advance the plan.

Corrective Zoning aligns zoning with existing land use. Many of these remappings involve recent development that went to the zoning Board of Adjustment for variances rather than rezoning the property and are comprised of a variety of Industrial, Commercial and Residential zoning classifications.  Several corrective remappings involve single-family areas that are zoned for multi-family and residential areas that are zoned commercial.

Zoning to Advance the Plan encourages new development and land uses envisioned by the community through the district planning process. These recommendations are based on the future land use map, not the land use that exists today.

Remappings have been completed for the Shawmont Valley/Upper Roxborough area and a small portion of Manayunk.

Remappings are in progress for East Falls and Ridge Avenue – Central Roxborough.  Both of these efforts involve updates to commercial corridor overlays (LNW 1) as well as base zoning (LNW 4, LNW5, LNW 6).

Philadelphia University is also engaged in a master planning process which will result in a new SP-INS zoning district for their campus (LNW 8).



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