News & Events

147 Sumac Street Public Meeting

The application is for the erection of eight townhomes with roof decks, parking garages, and four surface parking spaces on the same lot as the existing duplex, which will remain and be converted back to a single family home. There will be a total of nine dwelling units and twelve parking spaces on lot.

The City-mandated Public Meeting, hosted by WICA, will be January 15th at 7pm at  Wissahickon Church, 5245 Ridge Avenue.  All neighbors are invited to attend. An official vote will be taken and a summary of the results sent to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) in the form of a letter. Proof of residency within WICA’s boundaries is required to vote.

3563 Retta Street Public Meeting

The application is for the erection of a rear yard deck accessory to an attached single-family dwelling. The proposed use, rear yard deck with stairs from the ground level to the deck in the case of attached buildings, is prohibited in the zoning district.

The ZBA Hearing is scheduled for January 22, 2020 at 9:30am at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor – Room 18-002. Any member of the public can send a letter to the Zoning Board in advance of the hearing or give testimony at the hearing.

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support412
Non-Opposition with Provisos01
Oppose12
Abstain01

Date of Meeting: January 6, 2020
Location of Meeting:  Northern Children’s Services, 5301 Ridge Avenue
Number of Attendees: 15, including WICA President and Zoning Chair

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January General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is January 8th at 7pm. You are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

Meetings are held in the board room of Northern Children’s Services (5301 Ridge Avenue).The easiest way to access the board room is via the 400 block of Righter Street near the field. Parking is available in front of the building.

December General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is December 11th at 7pm. You are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

Meetings are held in the board room of Northern Children’s Services (5301 Ridge Avenue).The easiest way to access the board room is via the 400 block of Righter Street near the field. Parking is available in front of the building.

200 & 214 Kalos Street: Public Meeting Results

The Applicant’s revised plans (October 2019) propose to create six new lots from the two existing lots at 200 and 214 Kalos Street. All existing buildings are to be demolished. The development will include six semi-detached dwelling units (three twins), down from the original nine adjoined townhomes.

The ZBA Hearing is scheduled for January 8th, 2020 at 2pm at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor – Room 18-002. Any member of the public can send a letter to the Zoning Board in advance of the hearing or give testimony at the hearing.

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support36
Non-Opposition with Provisos318
Oppose411
Abstain00

Date of Meeting: November 18, 2019
Location of Meeting: Wissahickon Presbyterian Church, 5245 Ridge Avenue
Number of Attendees: 35, including WICA President and Zoning Chair

Links

November General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is November 13th at 7pm. You are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

Meetings are held in the board room of Northern Children’s Services (5301 Ridge Avenue).The easiest way to access the board room is via the 400 block of Righter Street near the field. Parking is available in front of the building.

Love Your Park Fall Service Day

Show our neighborhood parks some love! On November 9, 2019 join us at LaNoce Park or David P. Montgomery Field. Details below. Light refreshments will be provided. Volunteer registration is now open: https://loveyourpark.org/all-events/

LaNoce Park 9am-noon

Help WICA love LaNoce Park by cleaning up the weeds, raking leaves, and planting bulbs and perennials.

David P. Montgomery Field 10am-1pm

Join WICA and the Philadelphia Phillies organization as we clean up the park for the winter. Our biggest job will be raking leaves so please bring your own rake and gloves. Leaf and trash bags will be provided.

October General Membership Meeting – Rescheduled

We will be postponing our regular community meeting on Wednesday, October 9th due to the Jewish observance of Yom Kippur. The meeting is rescheduled on Wednesday, October 16th.

You are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

Meetings are held in the board room of Northern Children’s Services (5301 Ridge Avenue).The easiest way to access the board room is via the 400 block of Righter Street near the field. Parking is available in front of the building.

WICA September Happy Hour Fundraiser

Join your neighbors on the evening of Wednesday, September 25th 5:00-7:00PM at the Wissahickon Brewing Company (3705 W. School House Lane) to socialize and fundraise for a great cause – WICA! We are hard at work trying to preserve and enhance the quality of our neighborhood and we need your support!

One complimentary beer and your second helps support WICA. Dogs and children are welcome. The food truck of the evening is Ramble Pizza.