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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.

All CRCA meetings are being conducted virtually via Zoom until further notice. To join a meeting, please send an email to A link will be emailed to you the day of the meeting. If you are not able to use zoom, please find a way to have an email sent to us to notify us so we can work out an alternate solution.

Using Zoom: If you have requested it, we will email you a link to join the Zoom meeting. When you click the link, you may be prompted to download and install a Zoom app. You can also download the Zoom app in advance from the Zoom Download Center. Zoom also provides a Zoom test function.

Next (VIRTUAL) CRCA Meeting is Thursday, October 1, 2020, 7:30 PM

Zoning: 487 Hermitage Street

For the construction of an addition at the rear of an existing (3) three story semi-detached structure for continued use as single family household living.

See more details on our Zoning page.

General Information

Trash and Recycling

Updated collection schedules can be found on the Streets Department website

Election Information

Philadelphia City Commissioners

Important Dates for Voters and other voting information can be found on the City Commissioners site.


Census Job Opportunities

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring Census workers for the 2020 enumeration. See flyer.

Ridge Avenue Thematic Historic District

The Philadelphia Historical Commission held its final hearing regarding the Ridge Avenue Thematic Historic District on October 12, 2018 and the district has been adopted.
More info and background is on the Roxborough Development Corporation site.

How does it affect you if your property is in the Historic District? See the Historical Commission's list of Frequently Asked Questions for answers.

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.

Note that the link above is to the original version for the bill from 2014. Here is the current version.

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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