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Welcome to Central Roxborough Civic Association

The Central Roxborough Civic Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that works to maintain and enhance the qualities of our neighborhood that make it attractive to residents and businesses. CRCA provides a forum for neighbors to learn about and give input into issues that affect the community such as land use and zoning, safety, and environmental and economic sustainability.

Central Roxborough Civic Association is a Registered Community Organization (RCO) serving the Central Roxborough community.

Please join us. You can join on-line or fill out and print our membership form.

CRCA meets on the first Thursday of each month, except July and August, at the Leverington Presbyterian Church at Ridge and Hermitage streets at 7:30 PM.

Come to meetings and find out what's happening in your neighborhood! Make people aware of your issues or concerns.

Are you eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

Information on EITC eligibility is available at the website www.YouEarnedItPhilly.com or Text “FILE” to 99000 through April 17, 2018.

Next CRCA Meeting Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:30 PM

Zoning: 6128 Ridge Avenue

RCO presentation for variance request for the former Bank on the corner of Ridge and Green Lane.

This building was historically designated a few years ago, which both protects it and places limitations on modifications. It is zoned CMX-2.5, allowing a mix of commercial on the ground floor, and residential above. Please come for this presentation to consider the future of this key building, which has been sitting empty for well over a decade.

More details on our Zoning page.

Zoning: 420-24 Seville Street

This variance request for four townhouses was presented on April 2nd, to the coordinating RCO, Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association. Although CRCA could not vote at that meeting, we can discuss it and report our own position to the ZBA.

More details on our Zoning page.

Voter Registration

Staff from the Philadelphia City Commissioners will make a brief presentation about the upcoming election and be present for registering voters. The last day to register to vote in the May 15th primary election is April 16.

Spring Clean-up

April 7, 9:00AM - 2:00PM rain or shine.
Clean up your block or help on another.
Rakes, Brooms, Trash Bags may be available. Shovels work well for picking up everything so bring one along, as well as your own gloves.

CRCA could also use help cleaning up Edling Park (corner of Shurs Lane and Terrace Street) and along Green Lane below Manayunk Avenue.

Street Tree Requests

We have the forms. The deadline for applications is May 7, for trees that will be planted Nov. 16-18.




Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition

The Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition is a coalition of Philadelphia civic associations which have united to advocate on a non partisan basis for quality of life issues and to share resources, best practices and economies of scale for the benefit of the Coalition and of its member organizations. Visit their web site to read more and sign up for their newsletter. CRCA is a member of the Crosstown Coalition.

Changing Skyline: Fighting the suburbanizing tide in Roxborough

"That village-in-the-city quality is what locals love about the quirky Philadelphia neighborhoods that hug the long ridge that follows the river..." Read the article by Inga Saffron, Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic

Roxborough Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Signed by Mayor!

The Central Roxborough Neighborhood Conservation Overlay has been passed by City Council. On December 11, 2014, Special Assistant to the Majority Leader, Josh Cohen notified us that "The NCO just received final passage unanimously by the entire council." Mayor Nutter signed the bill on 12/19.

The Central Roxborough NCO is intended to protect the existing walkable character of Central Roxborough. Thanks to all those who put in many, many hours of work to make this happen.

Conservation Overlay News Coverage

Nov 18 Newsworks
Nov 19 PlanPhily
Oct 4 Roxborough Review


Lower Northwest District Plan

See status of the Lower Northwest District Plan (East Falls, Manayunk, Roxborough).



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