Category: News

Wissahickon Trail Updates

A repaired railing along the Wissahickon Valley Park Trail with a blue sky and stone arch bridge in the background

The guard rail along the Wissahickon Trail near the 100 steps has been repaired!

Wissahickon Transportation Center: July 1 SEPTA Presentation to Art Commission

As of November 2020, there have been updates made to the design of the Wissahickon Transportation Center. See changes ››On July 1, 2020, Sowinski Sullivan and McCormick Taylor presented the latest Wissahickon Transportation Center designs on behalf of SEPTA. The full PDF presentation can be found here. This submission is considered 30% completion of conceptual… Read more »

Update on 147 Sumac Street

To the Community, A number of people from our neighborhood came to protest at the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) hearing (February 12) in protest to developer James Maransky’s proposal to build seven (7) new homes on 147 Sumac Street. Prior to the meeting I had an email that Matt Wysong of the Planning Board would… Read more »

Barnes House Historic Designation Upheld

The appeal of the historic designation of 559 Righter Street was heard in Common Pleas Court on February 16th. The historic designation was upheld by the judge, meaning the appeal by the Barnes family to overturn the historic designation was denied. The Amos Barnes House, built circa 1850 of Wissahickon schist with Gothic stylistic touches,… Read more »

Wissahickon Gateway Public Outreach Results

Over 500 people told the Philadelphia City Planning Commission what they want to see at the Wissahickon Gateway, which includes the Wissahickon Transportation Center and Train Station, Schuylkill River and Wissahickon Valley Trail. See what the public said: Wissahickon Gateway Public Outreach Results

Ridge Ave Demolition Moratorium Public Hearing

On Tuesday 12/5/17, The Committee on Rules of City Council will hold a Public Hearing at 10:00 AM in City Hall, Room 400, to hear testimony on Bill 17082. This is the much anticipated Ordinance to establish a temporary Demolition Moratorium (entitled ‘Historical Preservation’) with respect to properties in the area of Ridge Ave between… Read more »

Ridge Avenue Demolition Moratorium

Councilman Curtis Jones has introduced a bill that would institute a temporary moratorium on the demolition of properties on Ridge Avenue. This is great news for WICA as it gives us time to plan the preservation of our community. Councilman’s Statement | Demolition Moratorium Bill

WICA NCO Featured in The Review

The Roxborough Review featured a story on WICA’s efforts to implement a Neighborhood Conservation Overlay (NCO) in the community, intended to help preserve the Wissahickon neighborhood’s historical appearance. Read the full article here: Wissahickon seeks Neighborhood Conservation Ordinance