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    • Lower Northwest District Plan

Central Northeast Plan complete; work beginning in Lower Northwest

The Central Northeast section of the city has a new long-range plan focused on improving business districts, making it easier to walk or take public transit, and preserving single-family homes and…

    • Lower North investment

PCPC reviews plans for Central Northeast, Lower North neighborhoods

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission reviewed district-level comprehensive plans for the Lower North and Central Northeast sections of Philadelphia Tuesday. District-level plans apply the goals and concepts of the city-wide comprehensive…

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Re-imagining Roosevelt Boulevard

A century ago, Northeast Philadelphia didn’t look anything like it does today. Before the mid-20th century, Northeast Philadelphia was all farmland and trailer parks that was home to small Dutch communities…



Named for the estate of Robert Waln Ryerss which today is Burholme Park, is located in Northeast Philadelphia adjacent to Fox Chase, and the suburbs of Cheltenham and Abington Township. Its presentday identity is most noted by Burholme Park itself - a 60 acre tract of open green space accented by a 19th century Italianate mansion which today is a library and museum - plus the Burholme Water Tower which stands alongside this park.


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