Zoning


Zoning11 May 2014 06:55 pm

On Tuesday, May 13th at 7PM at Annunciation BVM Church Hall at 1511 S. 10th Street (Dickinson St Entrance) the Zoning Committee of the Passyunk Square Civic Association is scheduled to hear the following cases:

1148 Wharton Street:

Application for the construction of a non-accessory gym on a portion of the ground floor of a four story apartment building.  This application was refused because the proposed used is not permitted in an RSA-5 zoning district.

1203 S Clarion Street: 

Application for the construction of an attached 3 story single family residence with roof deck and pilot house.  This application was refused for non-compliance with rear yard setback and open area requirements.

1201 Latona Street:

Application for the construction of a roof deck on an existing single family residence.  This application was refused for non-compliance with maximum height requirements.

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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 final decisions on the applications, but it does send letters to the Philadelphia Zoning Board Administration. Check facebook.com/passyunksquare or twitter.com/passyunksquare for any last minute changes Please email zoning@passyunk.org with any zoning-related questions.

 

Zoning10 Apr 2014 09:09 am

The PSCA Zoning Committee reviewed the following cases at its April meeting. Results are below. 

1114 Annin Street: 

Application for a use variance for multi-family (two-family) dwelling, which is not permitted in this zoning district. 8 votes in opposition.  Much community opposition and letter from Councilman Squilla in opposition.

1143-45 Tasker Street: 

Application the new construction of two attached three story single family dwellings with a cellar and roof deck. This case was tabled because the applicant did not have any drawings or plans.  Case will be presented at a future zoning meeting.

738-44 Wharton Street:

Application for a lot line relocation to create 3 lots out of four deeded parcels for use as 3 single family dwellings 3 stories high with roof decks.  8 votes of non-opposition.

1500 s. 9th Street

Application for the erection of a roof deck above the 1 story portion of an existing 2 story attached structure for the legalization of 1 accessory off street interior parking space (garage) for use as two family dwelling.  This is the second appearance before the zoning committee. 8 votes of non-opposition with standard construction  provisios.

1403-1409 South Darien Street

This case was a last minute addition and was the second appearance before the zoning committee.  Application for the lot adjustment to create 6 lots out of 4 current lots and for the erection of 6 attached structures, each three stories with basement, attached garage and roof decks with pilot houses.  6 votes of non-opposition, 2 votes in opposition with standard construction  provisios and developer agreed to remove the dumpster and trash at the site, and beautify the project with trees.

Standard Construction Provisos: 1. Heavy construction to be conducted Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and no heavy construction on week-ends; 2. Daily removal of all trash from the property; 3. Lighting should be provided at both the front and rear of the property.

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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 final decisions on the applications, but it does send letters to the Philadelphia Zoning Board Administration. Check facebook.com/passyunksquare or twitter.com/passyunksquare for any last minute changes Please email zoning@passyunk.org with any zoning-related questions.

Zoning07 Apr 2014 09:36 am
On Tuesday, April 8th at 7PM at Annunciation BVM Church Hall at 1511 S. 10th Street (Dickinson St Entrance) the Zoning Committee of the Passyunk Square Civic Association is scheduled to hear the following cases:

 
1. 1114 Annin –  rehearing on application for use variance for multi-family.

2. 1143-45 Tasker St – Application for new construction of attached three story single family dwelling with cellar and roof deck.

3. 738-44 Wharton St – lot line relocation to create 3 lots out of four deeded parcels for use as 3 single family dwellings, 3 stories high with roof decks.

4. 1500 S. 9th St – rehearing for use variance to legalize an existing off-street parking space and to allow the use of the property as a two-family dwelling. License and Inspection issued a refusal because both uses are prohibited in the zoning district

5. 1403-09 Darien – Application for lot adjustments to create 6 lots from 1 and constrict 6 single family dwellings.

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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 final decisions on the applications, but it does send letters to the Philadelphia Zoning Board Administration. Check facebook.com/passyunksquare or twitter.com/passyunksquare for any last minute changes Please email zoning@passyunk.org with any zoning-related questions.

Zoning08 Mar 2014 08:35 pm

On Tuesday, March 11th at 7PM at Annunciation BVM Church Hall at 1511 S. 10th Street (Dickinson St Entrance) the Zoning Committee of the Passyunk Square Civic Association is scheduled to hear the following cases:

1114 Annin Street: 

Application for a 2-family dwelling.  Refused for use in RSA-5 zoning district.

1403-1409 Darien Street:

Application for the lot adjustment to create six lots, from one existing lot, and for the erection of 6 attached structures each with a roof deck access structure.  Each for use as single family dwelling.  Refused for set back and lot size, and parking usage.   

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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 final decisions on the applications, but it does send letters to the Philadelphia Zoning Board Administration. Check facebook.com/passyunksquare or twitter.com/passyunksquare for any last minute changes Please email zoning@passyunk.org with any zoning-related questions.

 

Uncategorized and Zoning14 Feb 2014 10:13 am

The PSCA Zoning Committee reviewed the following cases at its February meeting. Results are below.

 1536 Camac Street:

 Second Appearance Application for a 2 story addition with roof deck and pilot house. Also requesting 2 off street interior parking spaces (Garage). For use as a 2-family dwelling. Refused for use, parking and open area in RSA-5 zoning district. Property was formerly an auto repair garage that has been vacant for many years. 4 votes non-opposition; 3 votes opposition with much community opposition.

1148 Wharton Street:

This was a preliminary presentation from the developer of Wharton Street Lofts (Formerly Annunciation School) who is hoping to purchase the parking lot on 12th street from the City of Philadelphia. Two scenarios were presented with two levels of parking (39 spaces), which developer states would be open to the public, and 34 units of one-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments. Much community opposition. Developer is willing to consider alternate designs. Development would probably not begin until about a year. As owners of the adjacent property, they would have the right to make a purchase or bid if the property becomes available.

1439 East Passyunk Avenue:

Application to change use from doctor’s office to retail gift shop first floor with existing single family dwelling on the second floor, which is not allowed in this zoning district. 7 votes non-opposition with community support.

1500 South 9th Street:

Application for the erection of a roof deck above the 1 story portion of an existing 2 story attached structure for the legalization of 1 accessory off street interior parking space (garage) for use as two family dwelling. Proposed use of 2 family dwelling: 4 votes opposition; 3 votes non-opposition. Proposed use of accessory parking: 7 votes non-opposition.

1428 South Clarion Street:

For the erection of an addition with a roof deck and roof deck access pilot house to an existing attached single family dwelling. 6 votes non-opposition; 1 abstention.

1100 Federal Street (Tiffin Bistro):

The owner is applying for a permit for seven tables of outdoor seating on the side walk on Federal and 11th St. 7 votes non-opposition.

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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 final decisions on the applications, but it does send letters to the Philadelphia Zoning Board Administration. Check facebook.com/passyunksquare or twitter.com/passyunksquare for any last minute changes Please email zoning@passyunk.org with any zoning-related questions.

 

Zoning06 Feb 2014 05:06 pm

On Tuesday, February 11th at 7PM at Annunciation BVM Church Hall at 1511 S. 10th Street (Dickinson St Entrance) the Zoning Committee of the Passyunk Square Civic Association is scheduled to hear the following cases:

1536 Camac Street: 

Application for a 2 story addition with roof deck and pilot house.  Also requesting 2 off street interior parking spaces (Garage).  For use as a 2-family dwelling.  Refused for use, parking and open area in RSA-5 zoning district.  Property was formerly an auto repair garage that has been vacant for many years.

1148 Wharton Street: 

Informational presentation on proposed 5 story building with apartments over parking.   

1439 E. Passyunk Avenue:

Application to change use from doctor’s office to retail gift shop first floor with existing single family dwelling on the second floor, which is not allowed in this zoning district.

1500 S. 9th Street:

Application for the erection of a roof deck above the 1-story portion of an existing 2 story attached structure for the legalization of 1 accessory off street interior parking space (garage) for use as two family dwelling.

1428 South Clarion Street:

For the erection of an addition with a roof deck and roof deck access pilot-house to an existing attached single family dwelling.

1100 Federal Street (Tiffin Bistro)

Request for permit for six tables of outdoor seating on the sidewalk on Federal and 11th St.

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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 final decisions on the applications, but it does send letters to the Philadelphia Zoning Board Administration. Check facebook.com/passyunksquare or twitter.com/passyunksquare for any last minute changes Please email zoning@passyunk.org with any zoning-related questions.

 

Zoning19 Jan 2014 12:10 pm
The PSCA Zoning Committee reviewed the following cases at its January meeting. Results are below.

836 Greenwich Street:

Application for a third-story addition with a roof deck in the required front set-back.  Required set-back is 8’-0”; proposed set-back is 1’-9”.  Zoning refused due to the proposed set back is less than required. Single family dwelling, RSA-5 zoning district.  6 votes non-opposition; 1 vote opposition with the proviso to change the proposed set back from 1’- 9” to at least 4 feet. Some neighbor presence. 

1536 Camac Street: 

Application for a 2 story addition with roof deck and pilot house.  Also requesting 2 off street interior parking spaces (Garage).  For use as a 2-family dwelling.  Refused for use, parking and open area in RSA-5 zoning district.  Property was formerly an auto repair garage that has been vacant for many years.  4 votes non-opposition; 2 votes opposition; 1 abstention.  Strong neighbor presence.

1530 South 6th Street: 

Application for a real estate office on 1st floor with existing 2 family dwelling.  Refused for use and multiple main uses on the same lot in RSA-5 zoning district. 5 votes non-opposition; 2 votes opposition.

1308 South 7th Street: 

Application for the erection of an addition to an existing 1story structure in the rear of an existing 3 story single-family dwelling.  Zoning refused due the open area of lot and rear yard depth are under the minimum required amounts.  5 votes non-opposition; 2 votes opposition. Construction already completed; this is a legalization.

The following case was added at the meeting:

708 Federal Street:

Application for a second and third story addition to be extended back 11 feet, to align with the footprint of the first story.  Refused because yard is 7.6 deep while the required depth is 8.6 feet.  (This is really a legalization since the work has been completed): 4 votes non-opposition; 3 votes opposition.

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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 final decisions on the applications, but it does send letters to the Philadelphia Zoning Board Administration. Check facebook.com/passyunksquare or twitter.com/passyunksquare for any last minute changes Please email zoning@passyunk.org with any zoning-related questions.

 

Zoning12 Jan 2014 02:18 pm
On Tuesday, January 14th at 7PM at Annunciation BVM Church Hall at 1511 S. 10th Street (Dickinson St Entrance) the Zoning Committee of the Passyunk Square Civic Association is scheduled to hear the following cases:

 

836 Greenwich Street:

Application for a third-story addition with a roof deck in the required front set-back.  Required set-back is 8’-0”; proposed set-back is 1’-9”.  Zoning refused due to the proposed set back is less than required. Single family dwelling, RSA-5 zoning district.

1536 Camac Street: 

Application for a 2 story addition with roof deck and pilot house.  Also requesting 2 off street interior parking spaces (Garage).  For use as a 2-family dwelling.  Refused for use, parking and open area in RSA-5 zoning district.  Property was formerly an auto repair garage that has been vacant for many years.

1530 South 6th Street: 

Application for a real estate office on 1st floor with existing 2 family dwelling.  Refused for use and multiple main uses on the same lot in RSA-5 zoning district.

1308 South 7th Street: 

Application for the erection of an addition to an existing 1story structure in the rear of an existing 3 story single-family dwelling.  Zoning refused due the open area of lot and rear yard depth are under the minimum required amounts.

Joint Civic Meeting with South Broad St. Neighbors

January 21st  @ 7:00 p.m. @ Methodist Hospital Morgan Conference Room regarding 1123-25 S. Broad St.  Application of a check cashing & Pawn broker services and retail sale of consumer goods on the 1st floor in the same building with a church and an administrative office.  Proposed use is prohibited with 500’ of a residential area.

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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 final decisions on the applications, but it does send letters to the Philadelphia Zoning Board Administration. Check facebook.com/passyunksquare or twitter.com/passyunksquare for any last minute changes Please email zoning@passyunk.org with any zoning-related questions.

 

Zoning14 Dec 2013 08:48 am
The PSCA Zoning Committee reviewed the following cases at its December meeting. Results are below.

1149 S. 12th Street (at Ellsworth Street):  

Application is for a take-out restaurant on the 1st floor front with an existing bi-level apartment from 1st floor rear to 2nd fl. rear; one apartment on 2nd fl. front; and one apartment on 3rd fl. total 3 family dwelling in an existing structure.  Zoning refused due to use as take-out restaurant is prohibited in this zoning district.  7 votes non-opposition.  Will be open 7 days a week hours 6-7 am to 10-11 ppm.  Trash pick up to occur during business hours; two trash cans will be outside during business hours, stored inside after hours.  Will eventually apply for outside seating but that was not included in this refusal.

1122 S. 13th Street:  

Application for the creation of 1 off-street surface sub-compact parking space in the rear yard with a 7’ 0” fence gate accessory to an existing attached single-family dwelling; alterations to accommodate parking access, add curb cut to a side access parking space.  Proposed use is not permitted in this zoning district.  7 votes non-opposition.  Streets Department already approved curb-cut; no legal parking currently on this rear street; owners will have a non-roll up gate to be flush with property.  

1439, 1441, 1443, 1445, 1447 Beulah Street:  

Application for the construction of 5 attached three story single family dwellings with cellar and roof deck with enclosed roof access stair and a front deck at 3rd floor.  Refused due to required open space of 30% of lot size is 202.5 square feet and the proposed size is 135 square feet.  7 votes non-opposition.  Pilot house to be at rear; 5 foot deep yard with 5 foot deep alley behind will help with open space of the homes.

1304 9th Street through to Passyunk Ave.:

Application for a take-out restaurant with seating on the ground floor and 1 apartment above.  Refused to use as a take-out restaurant with seating.  7 votes non-opposition.  Some neighbor concern/input.  Owner to remove ATM and replace roll-up security gate with a see-through security gate; business hours to be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the week and 11 a.m. on weekends.  Awning/Sign to be turned on only during business hours and it must not flash/blink; removal of ATM signs and no-parking/tow sign.  Landlord also to make sure tenants remove flag/banners from window. No outdoor seating is being sought at this time.

Standard Construction Provisos: 1. Heavy construction to be conducted Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and no heavy construction on week-ends; 2. Daily removal of all trash from the property; 3. Lighting should be provided at both the front and rear of the property.

Joint Civic Meeting with South Broad St. Neighbors  on December 17th  has been postponed to Tuesday, January 21st @ 7:00 p.m. @ Methodist Hospital Morgan Conference Room regarding 1123-25 S. Broad St.  Application of a check cashing & Pawn broker services and retail sale of consumer goods on the 1st floor in the same building with a church and an administrative office.  Proposed use is prohibited with 500’ of a residential area.

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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 final decisions on the applications, but it does send letters to the Philadelphia Zoning Board Administration. Check facebook.com/passyunksquare or twitter.com/passyunksquare for any last minute changes Please email zoning@passyunk.org with any zoning-related questions.

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