Wednesday meeting to address proposed historic district designation for Roxborough and Manayunk

With a city Planning Commission effort already underway to manage future development in historic Roxborough neighborhoods, another grassroots mission — this one meant to preserve historic properties in the first place — is also in its early stages.

Wednesday night, Roxborough and Manayunk residents are invited to a meeting on the possible formation of local and national historic districts, aimed at protecting significant properties and maintaining the area’s historic flavor. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Journey’s Way, 403 Rector St., and feature representatives of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, discussing various approaches.

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