Zoning13 Nov 2011 07:40 pm

Due to Election Day last week, the Passyunk Square Civic Association Zoning Committee meeting for November was postponed until this coming Tuesday, November 15. The following two cases are scheduled to come before the  Zoning Committee at 7pm at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (E. Passyunk and Dickinson):

1. 1304-06 S. 9th St (thru to East Passyunk Ave)
Applicant is seeking a permit for the retail sale and rental of mopeds and accessory equipment on the first floor front and for the retail sale of cell phones and accessories on the first floor rear in the same building with an existing two-family dwelling above. The proposed retail uses are not permitted in this R-10A (single family) zoning district. This case will be about the uses on the first floor, not the two-family dwelling above. Applicant’s Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing is Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 9:30 AM and their calendar number is 16154.

2. 704 Alter Street
The official notice from the Zoning Board of Adjustment continues to say that applicant is seeking a permit for the erection of a three-story addition with covered balcony from 2nd thru 4th floor on an existing one-story structure for use as a six-family dwelling total and four accessory interior parking spaces. This is what the applicant brought to the October Zoning Committee meeting. However, based on communications with a representative of the applicant, the Zoning Committee is expecting to see revised plans that would result in either a three- or four-family dwelling. In October the Committee voted in opposition to the six-family dwelling plan but offered the applicant the change to revise the plans and come back. This applicant’s Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 at 2:00pm, ZBA Calendar No. 16330.

We encourage any interested parties to attend the Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing and offer testimony directly to the ZBA.

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 either to oppose or not oppose the proposal. Check out Passyunk.org for more information following the meeting about how the board voted and information about the ZBA hearing dates for these cases.

Zoning Committee meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm at S.P.O.A.C.

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