Speak Up, Speak Out for Germantown at District Plan Meeting Monday, Jan. 8th

Like each of the Philadelphia2035 District Plans, The Upper Northwest Plan is informed by a series of public meetings to ensure that the plan’s goals are compatible with community needs. Meetings will be held on weekday evenings in the District at transit-accessible locations. Explore the Upper Northwest District website >>

The first public meeting for the Upper Northwest District Plan will be:

Monday January 8th, 2018 at 6:30pm
Brossman Center, Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia
7301 Germantown Avenue

In the event of snow: If the School District of Philadelphia is closed or has early dismissal on January 8th, the meeting will be cancelled. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will send an email when the meeting is rescheduled (Germantown United CDC will forward this to our subscribers).

How to get there:

  • Bus Route 23
  • Regional Rail Chestnut Hill West: Allen Lane Station
  • Regional Rail Chestnut Hill East: Sedgwick Station
  • Parking lot and accessible entrance available

How do you want to see Germantown grow and prosper? Be there to share your vision.

The plan will address topics like:

  • Housing
  • Jobs and businesses
  • Zoning (regulates what can be built where and what a property can be used for)
  • Transportation
  • Rec centers, parks, other city-owned properties
  • Protecting historic buildings and sites
  • And more!

At this first meeting, representatives from City Planning will present a summary of the information gathered so far about:

  • What each property is being used for (commercial, residential, single-family/multi-family, etc.)
  • The current zoning for every property
  • Information on District’s population and economy, including residents’ race, age, level of education, how many work within the district vs. outside, and more.
  • Then we’ll break into small groups to hear from attendees about strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and barriers.

Download a flyer to share with your neighbors >>

About the district

The Upper Northwest district, oriented around the Germantown Avenue commercial corridor, is known for its historic homes, tree-lined streets, and excellent public transportation. The district is situated to the east of Wissahickon Park. Key issues are revitalizing greater Germantown, supporting historic preservation efforts throughout the district, planning for transit-oriented development along the Chestnut Hill East and Chestnut Hill West rail lines and at Wayne Junction Station, improving the pedestrian-oriented Germantown and Chelten commercial corridors, and retrofitting an historically and architecturally significant housing stock to meet the needs of contemporary households.

Can’t make it to the public meeting? Visit the Upper Northwest District page to participate online.

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