Mobilize to Thrive: Chestnut Hill Regional Area Study

Mobilize to Thrive: Chestnut Hill Regional Area Study

Product No.: 08058
Date Published: 01/2009

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The Northwestern region of Philadelphia is celebrated for its striking natural beauty and historic centers. These commercial and civic centers have long served the residents of the local communities in the neighborhoods of Chestnut Hill, Roxborough, Mt. Airy, and Germantown in Philadelphia, Lafayette Hill and barren Hill in Whitemarsh Township and Flourtown, Erdenheim, Oreland, and Glenside in Springfield Township. This study reevaluates this constellation of centers as a system of corridors and transportation links. It aims to coordinate infrastructure improvements, investment opportunities, and design standards to improve multi-modal transportation connections and manage the impacts of land use changes.

Geographic Area Covered: Chestnut Hill, City of Philadelphia, Springfield Township, Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County

Key Words: land use, centers, corridors, multi-municipal implementation, pedestrian enhancements, streetscape, implementation priorities, historic neighborhoods, Germantown Avenue, Stenton Avenue, Bells Mill Road, revitalization, Whitemarsh Township, Springfield Township, investments

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