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.


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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