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90 Rochelle Ave: Voting Results

Neighbors attended a public RCO Zoom Meeting hosted by WICA on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7pm regarding zoning issues for the proposed project at 90 Rochelle Ave.

Voting Results

Do you support the erection of a 65-foot high multi-family household living building with 90 dwelling units, 20 accessory surface parking spaces, and 30 accessory bicycle parking spaces, all of which would require the variances listed below, as determined by the City?

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support02
Oppose47491
Abstain03
Total47496

Would you support the proposal if it is changed to a total of 80 units and with 46 parking spaces?

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support07
Oppose47482
Abstain07
Total47496

October General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, October 13th at 7PM via Zoom

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, October 13th 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).

We will be sharing voting results from the October 5th meeting and discussing next steps.

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: 861 5807 5888
Passcode: 579741

Civic Design Review (CDR) Hearing for Proposed Development at 90 Rochelle

Thursday, October 5th, 2021 @ 1:00PM

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) will convene the CDR committee. In a public forum, the committee will evaluate the project being proposed at 90 Rochelle Ave. It is the role of the committee to consider how well the project’s design relates to the public realm.

Residents, business owners, and other community stakeholders may comment at the forum. The CDR committee then recommends improvements to the project that positively impact the public realm. Recommendations are advisory, and the development team may choose whether or not to implement them. WICA will be in attendance of this meeting to provide feedback from the September 7th meeting (see video of September 7th meeting here).

The meetings are currently being held online via Zoom. Use the following button to join Thursday, October 5th @ 1pm

Members of the public have multiple ways to comment on agenda items. When the agenda item that you are interested in is being discussed, you can use the “raise hand” feature in Zoom. If you are joining by phone, you may also use the “raise hand” feature by dialing “*9” during the public comment period. We will also field questions and comments by email. Questions and comments must be received before noon the day before the Civic Design Review meeting in order to be considered. Please send emails to: CDR@phila.gov.

If you are interested in learning more about the CDR process, click here.

Learn more about the proposed development at 90 Rochelle Ave, visit wissahickon.us/90rochelle

Other Important Dates to Remember for Proposed Development at 90 Rochelle Ave

Community Zoning Meeting and Official Vote
Thursday, October 5, 2021 | 7PM-9PM
Click here to learn more ››

Zoning Board of Adjustments (ZBA) Hearing
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 9:30AM
Link and more information forthcoming

90 Rochelle: Community Zoning Meeting & Official Vote

Thanks for voting!

Thank you for attending the RCO Zoning Meeting on Tuesday, October 5th and voting. WICA is now reviewing and validating the votes. We will provide an update on our website and via email sharing the results soon.

Sign up for WICA emails to stay in the loop ››

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
7PM-9PM

A rendering of a proposed 5-story, 90-unit apartment building
Photo Credit: Proposed development for 90 Rochelle Ave, courtesy the Developer

Join WICA via Zoom on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 7PM-9PM for a public meeting on the proposed development at 90 Rochelle Ave. The developer will present their plans and the community will vote on whether they support or oppose the proposal.

Only adult (ages 18+) residents within WICA’s boundaries are allowed to vote (no membership required). WICA’s boundaries are from Ridge Avenue to Hermit Street to Henry Avenue to the border of the Wissahickon Valley Park. You must log into the meeting between 7PM-9PM to cast your vote via Google Form Poll. More than one adult can use the same computer, but each participant must fill out the form separately.

Visit wissahickon.us/90rochelle for more information about the proposed development and variances.

Call into the Zoom meeting
Phone Number: 301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 845 2309 9401
Passcode: 19128

Read more about zoning and WICA’s role as the registered community organization (RCO) ››

90 Rochelle Avenue

The 90 Rochelle Ave application proposes the erection of a multi-family household building with 90 dwelling units and 20 accessory surface parking spaces, and thirty off street accessory bicycle parking spaces. The existing doggie daycare located on the same lot will remain.

A rendering of a proposed 5-story, 90-unit apartment building

Civic Design Review (CDR) Community Meeting

On September 7th WICA, as the coordinating registered community organization (RCO), hosted a public meeting where the developer presented their proposed plans and the community had an opportunity to express concerns about the project and give feedback. More information on the CDR process can be found below.

A recording of the Zoom meeting and the developer’s presentation is forthcoming.

90 Rochelle Meeting Calendar

All of the below meetings are scheduled to take place virtually on Zoom. We will provide the links as they become available.

  • WICA CDR Public Meeting – September 7th at 7pm – This meeting is open to any member of the public. No official vote will be taken but a letter with feedback received at the meeting will be sent from WICA to the CDR Committee for consideration. WICA will make a recording of this meeting available on our website.
  • CDR Committee Meeting – TBD
  • WICA RCO Zoning Meeting – October 5th at 7pm – This meeting is open to any member of the public. A vote will be held during this meeting open only to those that reside within WICA’s boundaries (no membership required). You must log in to the meeting between 7-9pm to cast your vote via our Google Form Poll. WICA will make a recording of this meeting available on our website.
  • ZBA Hearing – November 2nd at 9:30am
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311 Righter Street: Voting Results

Neighbors attended a public RCO Zoom Meeting hosted by WICA on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 7pm in regards to 311 Righter Street.

The application is for the erection of an addition above the existing attached structure with roof deck and roof deck access structure and a deck at the rear for a single-family household.

Voting Results

Do you support the variance to allow the stairs leading down to grade from the rear deck to the ground level (yard) of an attached dwelling unit?

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support214
Oppose01
Abstain01
Total216

Do you support the variance to allow the maximum height of the proposed roof deck access structure (pilot house) at 46’–10 1/2” to exceed maximum allowed height of 38’–0”?

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support09
Oppose25
Abstain02
Total216

A summary of the results will be sent to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). The ZBA Hearing is scheduled for 3:30pm, December 1, 2021.

License and Inspection Notice of Refusal ››

Plans provided by the Property Owner >>

WICA’s 1st Wissahickon Walkathon FUNdraiser

See how many miles you can walk over a 2-week period from September 18th to October 2nd and collect pledges from family & friends for each mile walked.

Kick-off Event
Saturday, September 18th 11am-1pm
At LaNoce Park and David Montgomery Field

Enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks
Learn more about your local civic association

Pictured: Donate $100 and receive a print of the 100 Steps (left) created by your neighbor Theresa Allegretti; Participate in a scavenger hunt to find hand-painted rocks (top right) along the Wissahickon Trail (details below); Donate $50 to receive a print of the Wissahickon Falls by your neighbor Lisa Wetzler.

DONATE TO WICA
›› $10 donation – become a new member or renew
›› $30 donation – 100 Steps T-Shirt
›› $50 donation – Print of the Wissahickon Falls
›› $100 donation – Print of the 100 Steps

Final funds will be collected on Saturday, October 2nd at Montgomery Field or you can send them through PayPal. Send Funds via PayPal ››

All donations go towards WICA’s legal fund!

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September General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, September 8th 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. You do not have to be a member of WICA to attend (although we always encourage that you join).

Agenda items include:

August General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, August 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.

Agenda items include:
311 Righter Street
90 Rochelle Ave

July General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, July 14th 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.