Zoning Committee

When WICA is designated as the coordinating Registered Community Organization (RCO) by City Council in matters related to zoning variance requests, our Zoning Committee facilitates public zoning meetings in which applicants seeking zoning variances present their plans and gather public feedback in advance of presenting their project before the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA).The WICA Zoning Committee also facilitates neighborhood land-use planning functions, such as zoning remapping of Wissahickon proper and the Ridge Avenue corridor in Wissahickon, and the development of a Neighborhood Conservation Overlay to define design criteria for new developments. These planning functions are performed in concert with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and our district Councilmember Curtis Jones, Jr.

If you are intending to undertake a development in Wissahickon, we encourage you to contact our Zoning Committee Chair Brian Olszak through our Contact Us Form.


We invite you participate in our Zoning Committee meetings to help shape the future of our neighborhood. New members are always welcome. The WICA Zoning Committee meets the first Monday of every month, unless otherwise posted on the calendar. The meetings are held in the board room of Northern Children’s Services.