When WICA is designated as the coordinating Registered Community Organization (RCO) by City Council in matters related to zoning variance requests, WICA’s Zoning Committee facilitates public zoning meetings in which applicants seeking zoning variances are invited to 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 function are performed in concert with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and our district Councilman. New members are always welcome.
Minutes of WICA’s Zoning Committee meetings in which variance applicant are presented to the public are posted here, and include a summary of the discussion along with a tally of the vote of the committee members.
If you are intending to undertake a development in Wissahickon, we encourage you to contact the committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a presentation of your project to the committee.
The WICA Zoning Committee meets the fourth Monday of every month, unless otherwise posted here. The meetings are held at the Wissahickon Presbyterian Church at the corner of Ridge Avenue and Dawson Street, at 7:30PM.