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Wissahickon

    • SEPTA Planner Jennifer Barr talks with local residents

Planning Commission, SEPTA offer vision of improved trails and transit along the Wissahickon

In the coming years, one of SEPTA’s busiest transportation facilities could see an overhaul while the Schuylkill River Trail may, finally, connect through Manayunk, thanks to the Wissahickon Gateway Plan. On…

    • Amos Barnes House

Historic Wissahickon house designated despite owner objection

The nomination of a nearly 170-year-old house in Wissahickon has been so contentious that at Thursday’s meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, a security guard hovered in the doorway. The Amos…

    • 3811 Main Street (Bastiaan Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

After neighborhood pushback, residential development on Main Street nixed

A request for variances to build a 65-unit apartment complex on Manayunk's lower Main Street, a project that has been opposed by two neighboring civic groups, was denied by the Zoning…

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ABOUT WISSAHICKON

Wissahickon is the informal name given to the area of Roxborough close to the Wissahickon Creek section of Fairmount Park in northwest Philadelphia. The boundaries are Ridge Avenue to the west, the Schuylkill River to the south, East Falls to the east and Germantown to the north at Wissahickon Ave.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN WISSAHICKON

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