Zoning09 Mar 2011 08:50 am

Last night, the Zoning Committee of the Passyunk Square Civic Association was scheduled to hear from the applicants for a project at 735 Reed Street. Late yesterday afternoon, the representative for this project informed the Committee that they would be seeking a continuance from the Zoning Board of Adjustment, where they were originally scheduled to be heard at 2pm today. The Zoning Committee has also sent a letter to the ZBA and Councilman DiCicco’s office seeking that 735 Reed Street’s hearing be continued until after they have had a chance to meet with the Committee.

Apologies to everyone in attendance yesterday for the lack of notice of the cancellation. We are taking steps in the future to make sure all such news (agendas for the monthly Zoning Committee Meetings, cancellations, etc.) appear on this website and go out through the PSCA Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Though representatives of the 735 Reed St. project told the committee that they are seeking a continuance, we encourage any neighbor who is interested to attend the ZBA hearing today at 2pm at 1515 Arch Street on the 18th Floor to be certain that the ZBA grants a continuance and to find out the new date of the applicant’s ZBA hearing. Feel free to leave a comment below if you attend the hearing and have any further information.

The other item on the agenda was an informational presentation from the developer and designer of the site at 12th and Latona currently occupied by the vacant I. Goldberg warehouse. The plan calls for demolition of the warehouse and construction of 8 3-story, single-family  homes fronting Latona Street and another single-family home to the rear of those 8 which would front on 12th Street. One change from the previous notice is that there are no current plans to develop the vacant lot on the southwest corner of 12th and Latona. Residents expressed some concern about parking, the demolition and construction phase and the possibility of the project being started and not completed. The developer (Greenpointe, LLC) made assurances about the financial arrangement of the development, the environmental mitigation that would happen if necessary and provided information about the multi-stage construction phase.

More details about the designs of the homes will be available at their official appearance in front of the Zoning Committee which the developer is hoping will occur as early as the April meeting (4/12/11) pending processing by the city and scheduling of the ZBA hearing.

Thanks again to everyone who attended last night’s meeting. We look forward to seeing you again next month.

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