News & Events

LOVE LaNoce Park! Fall Service Day

Join your neighbors on Saturday, November 4th 9am-12pm to help us clean, green and LOVE LaNoce Park! Please bring gear along if you have it: work gloves, paper yard waste bags, plastic trash bags, rakes, shovels, clippers, etc.

Wissahickon Gateway Multi-Modal Improvement Plan Public Meeting

The Wissahickon Gateway Plan is a 12-month study to coordinate immediate and long-term improvements in the area. The project will consider new development, transportation and safety upgrades, trail connections, waterfront access, and environmental constraints.
Join the Philadelphia Planning Commission at Gustine Recreation Center for a public meeting regarding the Wissahickon Gateway Plan on Monday, October 30th at 6:30PM.

21st Ward Town Watch Looking for Members

The 21st Ward Town Watch is actively looking for members. The overall responsibility of the Town Watch group is to observe, document, and report. By being the “eyes and ears” and reporting concerns to the 5th District Police, they take a major part in assisting with crime prevention. For more information, please email the 21st Ward Town Watch at

Rebuild Information Session

Join Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and the Rebuild team at Roxborough Hospital from 6-8pm on October 23rd to learn more about Rebuild and what it could mean for our neighborhood.

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Meeting with DVRPC – Wissahickon Gateway Project

A meeting was held with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Matt Wysong and staff on June 29, 2017. Present were: Jeannette Brugger-Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator, OTIS, Amy Miller-City Planner, Sue Dannenberg-Bike Coaliton, Tim Carey-Philly Bike Club, Geoff Brock and Suzanne Hagner, WICA.

Ridge Ave from Kelly Dr to Righter St/Hermit St poses safety issues for pedestrians and bicyclists due to its steep incline/decline and blind turns. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic has increased and is expected to continue as more people use public transportation and commute by bike. Development and businesses are also increasing along this corridor. (more…)

Update on Hermit Lane

The committee has pursued trying to identify who is responsible for upgades to Hermit Lane..Streets Dept or Parks Dept?….and it is the Parks Dept. Speed and drivers cutting through from Henry Ave are a  major safety problem for walkers, cyclists, & families going to Daisy Park. A request has been made for temporary speed cushions to be installed. There is also a problem with the lane being a single lane near Barnes St…and cars entering from Barnes resulting in stand offs with cars coming towards Barnes. Josh Cohen in Councilman Jones’s office is aware of this and has been asked to give support for both the speed cushions and new speed signage. The 5th district has been asked to increase their visibility esp at commuting hours.

Traffic Report…Henry Ave project

New surfacing and new striping is part of City’s Maintenance Unit Project.  This is separate from PennDOT’s Design Unit’s Project…SR4001, the section of Henry Ave from Wissahickon Bridge west to Hermit St borders our neighborhood.   We are now moved to Section SIP of this project which means we will be at the front in installing new safety measures on this section.   This will include curb bump outs, median deflections…plantings in medium, new sidewalks.  The design MAY also include reconfiguration of current striping.

Funding for a synchronized traffic light at Henry Ave and Barnes is being pursued by PennDOT.