Category: News

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