WCGN – West Central Germantown Neighbors

Welcome to West Central Germantown, a neighborhood situated within one of the oldest settlements in Pennsylvania and located in the northwest section of Philadelphia.

West Central Germantown Neighbors (WCGN) is an all-volunteer association dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life in a diverse neighborhood. WCGN works to limit expansion of institutional uses and supports historic preservation. Members initiate and encourage group projects to maintain a safe and beautiful place to live, including a garden on the grounds of the Tulpehocken Train Station. We are proud of the creativity and inclusiveness of the neighborhood culture, and sponsor social events to strengthen community bonds.

WCGN is an Unincorporated Nonprofit Association under the Pennsylvania Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Law. To view WCGN’s bylaws, click here.


ZONING DATES

See this News post for more information and connection to zoom meetings.

April 20, Tuesday: 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting for Civic Design Review of Mosaic’s plan for the development next to the train station.
For details about the project and Mosaic’s interactions with WCGN, click HERE.


SPRING WORK DAYS

We have deemed it safe to have outdoor events where people can be socially distanced most of the time, such as work days. We hope you will participate in any of these you can, and will encourage anyone you know who is new to the neighborhood to do so as well.


Saturday, April 24: 9:30 – 11:00
MULCHING DAY II – AT TULPEHOCKEN STATION GARDEN
Our first mulching day 2021 on the 17th was wonderful. Still a bit more to do on the 24th.
To sign up, please email Marjorie Russell.


Saturday, May 8: 10:00-12:00
CLEANUP DAY AT VERNON PARK
This is part of the citywide Love Your Park Week.
Details will be posted on HERE.


Below are our latest “News” posts—click on title for full post and active links.

A FALL YARD SALE?

In anticipation of relaxation of COVID guidelines, we have set Saturday, September 18, 2021 as a tentative date for a reprise of our very successful Yard Sale in the spring of 2019! So start gathering up the things you’d like to pass along and set them aside for September. If you have treasure too bulky […]

PHILADELPHIA 2035 REZONING PROJECT

YOU CAN HELP WITH THIS! The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is getting back to its work on Phila 2035, including its plans to change the zoning map for our part of the city. The phase we are in right now is comparing the current zoning map for our area with the proposed one and putting […]

DEVELOPERS LOOKING TO BUILD IN WEST CENTRAL GERMANTOWN

As of now, there are at least four very dense developments on the boards for our area: 1. MOSAIC: 6134R-46 Wayne Avenue, across from the Tulpehocken train station This is a complex of several buildings constituting 83 units—55 rentals and 28 condos, 25 parking spaces including one ADA. Mosaic presented its plans to WCGN at […]


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