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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…

    • About 40 people gave planners input at the final Central Northeast meeting

Suggestions, praise, criticism at final Central Northeast meeting

Highlights of a still-under-construction draft plan calling for strengthened commercial corridors in Fox Chase/Rockledge, Five Points and Rhawnhurst, better mass transit, and a safer Roosevelt Boulevard for all who use or…



Rhawnhurst is a residential neighborhood in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. Roughly bordered by Cottman Avenue to the south, Penway Street to the west, the Pennypack Creek to the north, and Roosevelt Boulevard to the east, Rhawnhurst encompasses zip codes 19152 and part of zip code 19111. The geographic center of Rhawnhurst is at the intersection of Castor Avenue and Rhawn Street. Rhawnhurst was originally a vast section of farmland but by 1940, the baby boom after World War II caused an increase in housing development throughout the community. The open areas proved useful for construction and most homes and development continued until 1960. Today, most homes in Rhawnhurst are twins, as well as ranchers and duplexes. There is also a large Jewish community present and various faith based places to worship.

Jewish Community of Rhawnhurst

Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community


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