Posts Tagged ‘Lower Northeast District Plan’

O'Neill's Attempt To Repeal New Commercial Zoning In NE Advances; Here's Why It Matters

O’Neill’s Attempt To Repeal New Commercial Zoning In NE Advances; Here’s Why It Matters

December 13, 2012  |  Urbanism

Castor Avenue is poised to become the Northeast's "downtown"--the kind of a walkable and engaging shopping district the growing Northeast deserves. Maneuvers in City Council today may mean another wasted opportunity, argues writer--and Oxford Circle resident--Sandy Smith > more

A Case For An Urban Expressway

A Case For An Urban Expressway

October 19, 2012  |  Urbanism

Turn Roosevelt Boulevard into a submerged expressway with a subway in the middle, argues veteran journalist and new resident of the Lower Northeast Sandy Smith > more

Where There's A Will, There's A Greenway

Where There’s A Will, There’s A Greenway

August 16, 2012  |  Urbanism

The last major open air creek without surrounding green space in the city, the Frankford Creek is poised to be lined by a trail and park connecting the Tacony Creek Park, now under construction, and the Delaware River. A feasibility study for the project will begin in 2013 > more

Making Pedestrian Oriented Avenues The Future For Lower Northeast

Making Pedestrian Oriented Avenues The Future For Lower Northeast

August 15, 2012  |  Urbanism

The growing district needs livelier retail avenues, says writer Elizabeth Schlingmann. On Castor, a plan to increase density and building height to draw growth away from traditional single family streets solves two problems at once > more