Regional Rail: how it’s affecting Fox Chase

PlanPhilly’s got an interesting piece about Fox Chase, and how much of its development — and sustainability — is propelled by nearby Fox Chase Train Station (formerly the R8 line).

Reporter Andy Sharpe also spoke with Craig Turner, zoning officer for the Fox Chase Homeowners Association, about what kind of development Turner would like to see in the neighborhood.

“Perhaps one of the most notable characteristics of the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia is its train station and its relationship with the businesses dotted throughout the thriving neighborhood.

The Zoning Code Commission recognizes the existing and potential transit-oriented development around the Fox Chase Station.

The commission charted a list of 23 areas in Philadelphia that show promise as present or future examples of this sort of development. The area around Fox Chase Station made this list, and was the only location in the western part of the Northeast to do so.” Read the rest on PlanPhilly.

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