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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.

Next CRCA Meeting is Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:30 PM

What you need to know to be ready for Election Day - Nov. 6th

Come out and hear from Commissioner Al Schmidt and Chief Deputy Commissioner Seth Bluestein as we approach the 2018 general election. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, October 9th!

PGW EnergySense Rebate

The EnergySense program provides a suite of rebates and grants to residential, commercial and multifamily customers that help offset the costs of installing high-efficiency natural gas equipment, constructing new energy-efficient buildings or retrofitting existing buildings. EnergySense Equipment Rebates for residential-sized equipment can help Central Roxborough residents enjoy the benefits of greater comfort, increase the value of their homes, contribute to a cleaner environment and reduce their monthly bills. Incentives are up to $500 per qualifying furnace and up to $1,500 per qualifying boiler.

Local October Events

Roxtoberfest this Saturday, October 6, noon to 6:00

Come join the festivities, and take advantage of special tours of Leverington Cemetery, conducted by Don Simon and Alex Fidrych. This tour will introduce you to some of Roxborough’s prominent residents, posthumously, of course. Some of them may have lived on your block, or even in your house! And the tour will clue you in on where some of our unique street names came from.

Roxborough Development Corporation is seeking volunteers for the festival on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Each volunteer gets a custom Roxtoberfest mug or t-shirt as well as lunch provided. Folks can sign-up for a morning, afternoon or evening timeslot at www.signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2399227/false#/invitation

Ridge Avenue Thematic Historic District

Philadelphia Historical Commission will hold its final hearing regarding the Ridge Avenue Thematic Historic District on October 12, 9:00 AM
1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Rm. 18-029
Nomination: https://www.phila.gov/historical/Documents/Ridge-Ave-Nomination.pdf
Inventory: https://www.phila.gov/historical/Documents/Ridge-Ave-Inventory.pdf




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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