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Upper Roxborough

    • Frederick Street | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Northwest residents boo changes to ‘steep slope’ zoning code, RCO rules debated

In a public hearing Monday, community organizers from neighborhoods in Northwest Philadelphia expressed unanimous disapproval of the City Planning Commission’s proposed changes to the “steep slope” provisions in the zoning code,…

    • Walnut Lane Bridge

Rehab begins Wednesday on Wissahickon's Walnut Lane Bridge

What was once the world’s largest concrete bridge - just over 100 years ago - is set to see some rehab work starting Wednesday, PennDOT announced Monday. The $14.7 million rehabilitation…

    • The twin homes are described as extraordinary examples of Eastlake Victorian architecture. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Multi-pronged battle ahead for group of neighbors trying to save historic Wissahickon house

Neighbors are fervently trying to save a distinctive 1880s twin house in Roxborough from demolition, but they are waging difficult battles on several fronts. A demolition permit is posted on the…



Upper Roxborough is just north of Manayunk, and is bordered by Wissahickon Valley Park to the east, Ace Golf Club to the north, Umbria Street to the west, and Parker Ave and Gorgas Lane to the south. The two main roads, Ridge Ave and Henry Ave run parallel to each other and bisect the community running North-South. Ridge Ave is the commercial spine of the neighborhood where most businesses are located within walking distance to the residents. The neighborhood is largely suburban with large lawns, garages, and shopping centers. Included in Upper Roxborough is a historic district that includes a number of small scale farm and industrial workers' housing, estate houses, mill-owners' dwellings, farm buildings.


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