News & Events

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 ››

May General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, May 11th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free online application available on your computer or smartphone.

All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues (membership not required, although greatly appreciated).

Agenda items include:

  • June Officer Elections
  • Love Your Park Week
  • Update from Representative Pam DeLissio

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: 815 7546 3125
Passcode: 19128

5th District PSA-1 Meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 6PM

The 5th District Police Department invites neighbors to join a Zoom meeting on Wednesday to voice their concerns.
Meeting ID: 265 122 5003
Passcode: K3Y2dz09

General Membership Meeting

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. Zoom link forthcoming ››