On Tuesday, March 8 at 7pm at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (corner of E. Passyunk Avenue and Dickinson Street) the Zoning Committee of the Passyunk Square Civic Association is scheduled to hear the following case:

735 Reed Street

Application is for the erection of two roof decks on an existing two-story structure and for a four-family dwelling. The refusal is for the proposed use, four-family dwelling, which is not permitted in this zoning district.

At the meeting the committee will hear from the applicant and give residents who attend a chance to offer input before taking a vote either in opposition or non-opposition to the proposed use. The committee’s decision will be sent to the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the 1st Council District office and will be taken under advisement by the ZBA when they make their decision either to allow the proposed use or not.

12th and Latona

In addition to the official business of the committee, the developer and architect (Greenpointe Construction, Inc. and QB3, LLC) of a proposed development at 12th and Latona will present their plans for a project that includes:

  • Demolition of existing warehouse and construction of (8) townhomes fronting Latona Street (35′ high)
  • Construction of (1) single family dwelling to rear of Latona Townhomes with entry on 12th Street.
  • Construction of (1) single family dwelling on existing vacant lot on the southwest corner of 12th and Latona.

This is an informational presentation. No vote will occur. The owners – Greenpointe – are seeking input from the community at the beginning of the process. The committee would deal with any zoning issues that may occur if the Department of Licenses and Inspections issues a refusal.

The PSCA Zoning Committee meetings are opportunities for neighbors to hear the details of zoning applications within our civic association boundaries. The Zoning Committee does not make any final decisions on these zoning applications, but we do send letters to the Philadelphia Zoning Board Administration. Those letters outline the neighbors’ thoughts on the application and the Zoning Committee’s decision to either oppose or not oppose the proposal.

Please come and help make our neighborhood a better place.