News & Events

August General Membership Meeting: CANCELED

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AUGUST GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED

WICA Board is going on vacation. Thanks everyone, and we look forward to getting back to regular monthly meetings in September.

90 Rochelle Ave: Voting Results for Updated Design

Neighbors attended a community meeting via Zoom hosted by WICA on Wednesday, July 6 at 7pm to review the updated design for the proposed project at 90 Rochelle Ave. After sharing feedback with the developers, the community took a vote on the latest design.

Rendering of the current design courtesy of the developer

Voting Results

Do you support the erection of a 59.5-foot high multi-family household living building with 50 dwelling units, 50 accessory interior and surface parking spaces, and 30 accessory bicycle parking spaces, which would require the zoning variances listed below, as determined by the City?

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(Including Near Neighbors)
Support04
Oppose38235
Abstain00
Total0239

WICA will share the results of this vote at the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) hearing, which has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 9:30am.

The applicant is not required to give a second presentation to the Civic Design Review (CDR) committee given that the project as currently proposed at 50 units is below the CDR size threshold.

General Membership Meeting

Join us for our next General Membership meeting on Wednesday, July 13th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

Agenda items include:

  •  • 90 Rochelle Ave Update
  •  • 559 Righter Street Update
  • ZOOM LINK ››

If you would like to join without a computer or smart phone, you can call into the Zoom meeting by phone:

Phone Number: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 862 9344 1104
Passcode: 19128

Community Meeting to Review Updated Design for 90 Rochelle Ave

Thank you to everyone who attended our community meeting to review the updated design for 90 Rochelle Ave. A vote is being held to gauge the community’s opinion on the new design. You may cast your vote via our Google Form Poll until Wednesday, July 13th at 9PM.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE >>

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO RECORDING OF THE DEVELOPER’S PRESENTATION >>

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE DESIGN IN PDF FORMAT  ››

Rendering of the current design courtesy of the developer

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Thank You!

A huge THANKS to our community for joining us at the rally to oppose the development proposed for 90 Rochelle Ave. Your participation will speak volumes at the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) hearing.

Important Updates and Next Steps:
• We have scheduled a new community meeting for Wednesday, July 6th at 7PM with the developer to present their latest design.
• A continuance was granted on 6/21 by the ZBA. Both the developer and WICA requested the delay of the hearing. We will update the community once a new date has been scheduled.
• Please consider contacting Councilmember Jones and Representative DeLissio to thank them for attending our rally.

Photo by Rachel Winslow

Rally to Oppose Development on 90 Rochelle Ave

A banner image that reads: Build Something Better. Rally to Oppose Proposed Development at 90 Rochelle Ave

Meet on the sidewalk of 90 Rochelle Ave

After months of open communication, the design proposal at 90 Rochelle Ave has remained unchanged since the first CDR Committee meeting held in October 2021. We invite the community to join us for a rally to oppose the current development.

On October 5, 2021, WICA hosted a Community Zoning Meeting and Official Vote on the proposed design for 90 Rochelle Avenue. 496 votes were cast and verified – a record turnout for the neighborhood. Of those votes, 491 participants opposed the proposal and 100% of the near neighbors were against the current design. The community made it clear that we want to see a new proposal for the site.

Let the Zoning Board of Adjustment know that we want the developers to build something better.


The ZBA Hearing has been scheduled for June 21st at 9:30am. The date for the 2nd CDR Committee Meeting has not yet been scheduled. We will update the community once we are informed of any additional details.

General Membership Meeting

Join us for our next General Membership meeting on Wednesday, June 8th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

Agenda items include:

ZOOM LINK ››

If you would like to join without a computer or smart phone, you can call into the Zoom meeting by phone:

Phone Number: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 817 6288 7187
Passcode: 997484

Memorial Day Services at Wissahickon War Memorial

Join the 21st Ward Veterans Association at 10am on Memorial Day (Monday) for their annual services at the Wissahickon War Memorial located at Rochelle Ave and Sumac St.

Schedule of Events

  • Call to Colors
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Invocation
  • Remarks
  • Placement of Wreath
  • Rifle Salute
  • Taps
  • Benediction

Flowers will be planted at the War Memorial this Saturday, May 28 after 9am for those interested in helping out.

A group of volunteers in gardening gear stand in a group and smile at the Wissahickon War Memorial.

Thank you to our awesome volunteers who came out for the Love Your Park event on May 14 to prep the Memorial for this weekend. We also owe a debt of gratitude to neighbors Phil Moyer and Jim McLaughlin who maintain the Memorial year round.

Love Your Park: Wissahickon War Memorial Clean-up – NEW DATE

Help us honor and prep the Wissahickon War Memorial (100 Sumac Street) for the Memorial Day Services! As part of Love Your Park week, join WICA in cleaning up the Memorial on Saturday, May 14th, 9am-12pm. We’ll be picking up trash, weeding, and mulching. With your help, we’ll have the space looking its best for Memorial Day weekend.

Please register in advance for the event ››

Read more about the history of the Wissahickon War Memorial ››