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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, January 7, 2021, 7:30 PM
Annual Election of Officers, as required by CRCA Bylaws
- President - Celeste Hardester
- Vice President - Mike Katra
- Corresponding Secretary - Maryann DiGiacomo
- Recording Secretary - Molly Lawton
- Treasurer - Erin Bishop
- Board Chair - Alex Fidrych
Zoning: 4146 Pechin St - Use variance for Multi-Family Dwelling
APPLICATION IS FOR THREE (3) FAMILY DWELLING (MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING) IN BUILDING # 1 AN EXISTING STRUCTURE ON THE SAME LOT WITH EXISTING VACANT STRUCTURE - BUILDING # 2 (SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION).
See more details on our Zoning page.
NOTE: We have requested that the applicant seek a continuance with the ZBA to allow time for further discussion; if they agree, their presentation to the CRCA may be postponed.
Zoning variance review: 348 Green Lane (Historically designated property on the corner of Green Lane and Manayunk Avenue)
Philadelphia Historical Commission meeting on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 9:00AM. (Zoom)
This is for decision regarding subdivision and construction of a twin residential building in the rear of this property.
In upcoming months, this property may be reviewed by the CRCA for a zoning variance; the Historical Commission review does not include RCOs, so if you wish to see and/or participate in this meeting, here is the
and meeting link at the bottom of the agenda.
See more details on our Zoning page.
Thank you to everyone who has donated already. Please consider supporting
the CRCA as we plan for 2021.
Your tax-deductible donation
to CRCA will help enable us to continue to support our community. Donations also help us to maintain Edling Park and our community garden property, help with legal fees, pay insurance, and support other civically-active organizations. All donations, regardless of size, are greatly appreciated.
Donations can also be made out to Central Roxborough Civic Association and mailed to CRCA, P.O. Box 25859, Philadelphia, PA 19128.
Trash and Recycling
Updated collection schedules can be found on the Streets Department website
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
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
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
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).