News & Events

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.

We will have a guest presentation by Martisha Hardy of Restore, Renew, Repair Program a new initiative of Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. This program has information for homeowners to apply for low interest loans for home repair.

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.


ShopRite Save-A-Tape Program

Turn your ShopRite purchases into funds for WICA! ShopRite will reimburse WICA for one half of one percent (0.5%) of the total receipts we turn in. Please save your receipts and send them to Lisa Wetzler at 124 Sumac Street, Philadelphia, PA 19128. Receipts can also be brought to any of our meetings or we can also arrange to pick them up from your home. Receipts must be no older than 5 months since the transaction date.

AmazonSmile

You can now support WICA by shopping at AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WICA. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know – same products, same prices, same service. We would be honored to receive your support to further our mission of preserving and enhancing the quality of our neighborhood.

September General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is September 11th at 7pm. The meeting will be held in the board room of Northern Children’s Services (5301 Ridge Ave). 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 entrance to the board room. All are welcome to attend.

August General Membership Meeting – CANCELLED

The next General Membership meeting is August 14th at 7pm. The meeting will be held in the board room of Northern Children’s Services (5301 Ridge Ave). 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 entrance to the board room. All are welcome to attend.

July General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is July 10th at 7pm. The meeting will be held in the board room of Northern Children’s Services (5301 Ridge Ave). 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 entrance to the board room. All are welcome to attend.

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200 & 214 Kalos Street Zoning Appeal

The Applicant’s latest plans propose to create eight new lots (down from the original nine) from two existing lots (200 and 214 Kalos St.) and a new single-family attached home (townhome) on each lot. All existing buildings are to be demolished.

ZBA Hearing Update

On June 5, 2019, the Zoning Board granted a continuance at the Applicant’s request. The new hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24th at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor. Any member of the public can send a letter to the Zoning Board in advance of the hearing or give testimony at the hearing.

Public Meeting Vote Results

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support 3 5
Oppose 19 59
Support w/ Provisos 6 14
Abstain

Date of Meeting: May 14, 2019
Location of Meeting: Wissahickon Presbyterian Church, 5245 Ridge Avenue
Number of Attendees: 78, including WICA President and Zoning Chair

The vote count shown above will be sent to the ZBA in a letter from our Zoning Committee Chair. A copy of the letter will be posted once finalized.

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Appeal Status

June Zoning Committee Meeting

The next meeting will be June 3rd at 7pm at Wissahickon Presbyterian Church, 5245 Ridge Avenue. All are welcome. The agenda includes:

200 & 214 Kalos: David Ross of Argo Properties will present
preliminary drawings for a revised project. This is an informational meeting only and no vote will be taken.