Zoning08 Nov 2016 06:36 am

This month’s zoning meeting will occur on Tuesday, November 15, moved from the 8th due to complications related to election day. PSCA monthly zoning meetings typically occur on the second Tuesday of the month. The zoning meeting will run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Saint Maron’s Maronite Church (1013 Ellsworth St).

This month’s zoning meeting has 3 cases:
  • 1212 S Mildred St- Proposal to use a household living two family dwelling in an existing attached two story dwelling.  Current zoning is RSA-5.
  • 1509-11 S Franklin St- Proposal for lot adjustment to create two new lots resulting in four use refusals and 6 zoning refusals.  Current zoning is RSA-5.
  • 1226 S Sheridan St- Proposal to erect a third floor addition with a roof deck and pilot house above an existing attached building.

Additional case added after the November newsletter:

  • 1312-16 E Passyunk Ave, 916 Wharton Street – Proposal to create one lot from four OPA accounts, and for the erection of an attached structure (60ft high); Roof Deck at the third, fourth and fifth floors accessed by a roof access structure for a multi-family household living (12 Dwelling units) from cellar through fifth floors with common residential lobby/amenities with three accessory parking spaces including with one accessible space at first floor and with four bicycle spaces in an accessible route.

Zoning16 Mar 2016 03:25 pm

Below are the results from our March, 2016 Zoning Meeting:

1152 S 12th:    Application for a coffee house with roasting equipment.  Committee voted 5-3 in opposition due to the lack of hardship specific to the property and concerns of near neighbors regarding the impact of deliveries.

1150 S 12th St.  Application to legalize 2 existing parking spaces.  Committee Vote 8-0 in non opposition.

1224 S. Sheridan St:  Application for 1 story addition to existing 2 story single family.  Committee vote 8-0 Non opposition.

813 Federal:  Application for 2 story addition to existing single family home.  Committee voted 8-0 in oppositio

1100 Washington.  Review of liquor license transfer.  The Committee and community had no objection to the grant of the license transfer.

Our next meeting will be April 12, 7:00 at St. Marson’s


Zoning03 Mar 2016 03:18 pm

Our monthly zoning meeting is on Tuesday, March 8from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Saint Maron’s Maronite Church, 1013 Ellsworth St.

There will be 5 cases:

  • 1224 S. Sheridan Street: 3rd floor edition and roof deck to existing home
  • 1150 S. 12th Street: Erection of roof deck and legalization of parking spaces
  • 1152 S. 12th Street: Application for take-out restaurant on 1st floor and basement of existing home
  • 813 Federal Street: Rear addition to existing home
  • 1100 Washington (La Fusion) Avenue: Liquor license application

Zoning14 Jan 2016 12:09 pm

PSCA’s January zoning meeting was held Jan. 12, 2015, and we considered and voted upon the following cases:

1225-27 Annin.  Application to erect 2 single family homes with dimensional variances.  Unanimous vote of non-opposition.

1241 s 13th.  Second meeting regarding request to legalize an existing triplex.  Due to issues involving notice to near neighbors, we requested that the Applicant return 2/9, after full and sufficient notice to neighbors, for further consideration.

1308 S Warnock.  Application to legalize a duplex.  Unanimous vote in opposition

1225-29 Peters.  Application to construct 3 single family homes with dimensional variances.   Unanimous vote of non opposition.

Newsletter and Planning and Zoning03 Jan 2016 04:54 pm

Our monthly zoning meeting is on Tuesday, January 12 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Saint Maron’s Maronite Church, 1013 Ellsworth St.

There will be 3 cases:

  • 1226 – 1229 Peters St. – Erection of single family home
  • 1308 S. Warnock St. – Application for 2 family dwelling
  • 1225 – 27 Annin St.

Zoning20 Oct 2015 04:38 pm

Thank you everyone that attended our October 13 zoning meeting.  The committee voted as follows:

  1.  13444-48 Ellsworth – Applicant to return November 10 to present additional information.
  2. 1108-10 Federal Street – 7-0 vote in non-opposition
  3. 910 Annin Street – 6-0 vote in non opposition
  4. 1201 Ellsworth  1200 Peters St. – 7-0 vote in opposition

We hope to see you again at our November 10, 2015 zoning meeting, 7:00 pm at St. Maron’s.

Zoning10 Sep 2015 08:56 am

Thanks to all who attended our September 8, 2015 Zoning Meeting.  Our results:

902 Washington:  Committee voted 5-1 in non-opposition to the variance request

1108 Federal:  Continued

738 Earp:  Continued

1127 S 11th: Continued

As a reminder, our next meeting will be Oct. 13 at 7:00.

Newsletter and Zoning30 Aug 2015 06:02 pm

Another busy month ahead for the zoning committee, and we want to start with 2 important announcements:

1.  Our Location Has Changed!!!  The September 8, 7:00 pm zoning meeting will be held at Saint Maron’s Church at 1013 Ellsworth Street.

2.  Some recent attendees have asked for more info about upcoming projects.  We think that’s a great suggestions, and please bookmark and keep an eye on passyunksquare.org/zoning – our goal is to upload plans and refusals, post agendas, and share results on our revamped zoning page shortly.

We have 4 September cases:

  • 737 Earp (application for single family home – this is a rehearing from August)
  • 902 Washington (request for nightclub permit – this is a rehearing from July meeting)
  • 1108-10 Federal (request for relocation of lot lines – this is a rehearing from August to address follow-up issues)
  • 1127 S 11th (application to erect a wall sign for a business)

Zoning16 Aug 2015 03:04 pm
Results from the August 11, 2015 zoning meeting are as follows:
  • 737 Earp – will need to return in September because our committee member, Eric, discovered that the plans were wrong


  • 1202 Ellsworth (3rd floor addition to existing single family) – Unanimous vote in non opposition from committee and community.


  • 1535 S. 10th (take out food request) – Unanimous opposition from committee and community.


  • 1108-10 Federal – will need to return in September to resolve a boundary/ownership issue with the lot in question.
Email zoning@passyunk.org with any questions regarding the Zoning Committee or visit passyunksquare.org/zoning.

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