News & Events

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.

June General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is June 12th 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.

May General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is May 8th at 7pm. The meeting will be held in our usual location 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 entrance to the board room. All are welcome to attend.

May Zoning Committee Meeting

The next meeting will be May 6th 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 revised development plans based on neighbor’s feedback. The preliminary plans presented at the April meeting were to demolish the existing buildings and build nine townhouses. This is an informational meeting only.

    The City-mandated Community Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14th at 7pm also at Wissahickon Presbyterian Church. A binding vote will be taken at this meeting and the results sent to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) in the form of a letter from WICA. The ZBA Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5th at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor.

2019 Philly Spring Clean-up

Join WICA for the 12th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 6th from 9am to 2pm as we clean and green LaNoce Park. Volunteer registration is now open at PhillySpringCleanup.com. All are welcome. Invite your neighbors!

90 Rochelle Ave – Public Meeting & ZBA Hearing

Update: At the ZBA hearing held on January 30th, a temporary 5-year variance (expiring 1/31/2024) was approved with provisos, including commercial trash pick-up three times per week. Additional information can be found on the Zoning Appeals website: Appeal #35968

A canine day care (currently Little White Dog Doggie Daycare located in East Falls) has applied for a use variance to allow for canine services, boarding, and sale of canine products in the existing building at 90 Rochelle Ave.

A public meeting was held to discuss details of the plan with the business owner on January 22nd at 7pm at Wissahickon Presbyterian Church (5245 Ridge Ave). Notes of the meeting were forwarded to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) prior to the scheduled hearing on January 30th at 2pm at 1515 Arch Street.

2019 Membership Drive

Please support the critical work WICA does for our neighborhood by renewing your membership or becoming a new member today for only $10! The easiest way to do this is through our Membership Page using PayPal. Membership dues are also accepted in person at general membership meetings. All memberships must be renewed at the beginning of each year.

WICA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All membership dues and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

LaNoce Park Fall Service Day 2018

Help us clean, green and love LaNoce Park on Saturday, November 10th 9am-1pm! We are tackling inside the park as well as the surrounding sidewalk. Work to include leaf raking/collection, weeding/gardening, and bulb planting. Some supplies and tools will be on hand but you are free to bring your own. Light refreshments will be provided by local businesses. All are welcome to attend – invite your neighbors!

Please sign-up so we know how many volunteers to expect:
loveyourpark.volunteerhub.com

Last year we had a tremendous effort from our volunteers who filled more than 100 lawn waste bags! Check out the photo gallery. (more…)