Special Initiative


At the direction of the Chestnut Hill Community Association and the Chestnut Hill Conservancy, the Chestnut Hill Residential Conservation, Preservation, and Development Study was created to address community efforts to conserve open space in the challenged Wissahickon Watershed, improve the water quality of the Wissahickon, and inform community decisions regarding the protection of historically significant architecture and priority areas for new development.

One of the key deliverables of the study was a series of six maps that help to illustrate the lay of the land—a survey of what exists, and what’s at stake. 

Review the Maps. Click on each map to enlarge and view at full resolution in a new window. AerialZoningEnvironmental FeaturesProtect Our WatershedExisting Protected Public and Private Land, and Historically Significant Architecture.

The Study prepared the community for informed public discussions and decision-making, and was especially useful in early 2018, when the Philadelphia Planning Commission began the Northwest Philadelphia District Plan, one of the final elements of the city’s Philadelphia2035 Comprehensive Plan.

Philadelpphia 2035

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Chestnut Hill Pocket Parks Partnership-An overview of the parks, programs, and green spaces throughout Chestnut Hill.

Learning more about CHCA's Advocacy:
Development Review Committee
Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee
Historic District Advisory Committee
Streetscape Committee
Fences and Zoning
Special Initiative - Chestnut Hill Residential Conservation, Preservation, & Development Study