Planning Commission to Hold Public Meeting for Lower North District Plan

On August 15, Philadelphia City Planning Commission will host an open house for citizens interested in discussing and learning about the Lower North District Plan. The Lower North District Plan is part of the city's larger comprehensive plan, Philadelphia2035, and is one of 18 district plans that will guide physical development.  City Planning Commission staff will provide information about the current characteristics of the district such as population, employment, density, commercial districts, and vacant land. The Commission will then ask meeting participants for input and feedback on these issues and proposed neighborhood plans.

The Lower North District encompasses a large section of Philly including North Philadelphia, North Central, Norris Square, Olde Kensington, South Kensington, West Kensington, Yorktown, Ludlow, Brewerytown, Green Hills, Cecil B Moore, Sharswood, Strawberry Mansion. That means the Lower North includes fourteen neighborhoods and therefore a huge portion of our city! So, if you are even remotely interested in the future development and public investment initiatives of these places, attend the Planning Commission’s meeting to get the updates and voice your feedback.

The Planning Commission’s meeting will be held on August 15 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Columbia North YMCA, location: 1400 N. Broad St. and Master St. Presentations will given at both 6:30 and 7:30 pm. All are welcome to join in the presentation’s discussions, especially neighborhood residents, business owners, students, and employees residing or working in the Lower North District.  For more information on this event, contact David Fecteau at or by phone at 215-683-4670.