News & Events

Spring 2023 Love Your Park Events

Saturday, May 20 9:00 AM – Noon

Volunteer to help us clean up our neighborhood parks! Philly Parks and Rec will provide some gardening implements, but please bring your own rakes, gloves, and other helpful tools if you’re able. We hope to see you at one of two locations for some good Spring cleaning. Please pre-register at the links below to ensure we have the proper supplies available.

LaNoce Park
5121 Rochelle Avenue | Philadelphia, PA
Help WICA rake leaves, gather debris, pick up branches, and pull weeds to prepare the park for Springtime family fun. REGISTER HERE >>

Wissahickon War Memorial
100 Sumac Street | Philadelphia, PA
Help WICA and the Memorial’s caretaker rake leaves, gather debris, pick up branches, prepare for planting, and make the site ready to honor those who served during Memorial Day services. REGISTER HERE >>

90 Rochelle Ave Dog Daycare Zoning Board Hearing – May 17 at 2:00PM

Update 5/17/2023: At the scheduled hearing, the Zoning Board heard the case and decided to postpone their vote until next week’s session on 5/24/2023 at 2:00PM.

The case is being heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) at the May 17th 2:00PM session. The hearing is hosted virtually via Zoom and open to the public. Instructions to attend the meeting are provided below.

More information is available on our Zoning Appeals Page.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING THE LIVE ZOOM ZBA HEARING >>

May General Membership Meeting

Join us for our next General Membership meeting on Wednesday, May 10th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month virtually via Zoom unless otherwise noted. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

Please note you must now register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting login information.

Agenda items include:
• Officer Nominations
Love Your Park
• 242 A/B Kalos St Update

242 A/B Kalos Street: Revised Design Voting Results

The applicant present their revised design at WICA’s April General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 PM. The community took a vote on the proposal and shared feedback with the applicant. The zoning board hearing is scheduled for April 19 at 2:00PM.

Voting Results

Proposal for 240 (242A) Kalos Street

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(Including Near Neighbors)
Support115
Oppose724
Abstain00
Total839

Proposal for 242 (242B) Kalos Street

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(Including Near Neighbors)
Support115
Oppose724
Abstain00
Total839

Zoning Board Hearing – April 19 at 2:00PM

WICA has two cases being heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) at the April 19th 2:00PM session:

242 A/B Kalos Street

Resumptive Hearing – Appeal #ZP-2022-006957 and #ZP-2022-003881

Update 4/19/2023: At the scheduled hearing, the Zoning Board rejected both applications.

559 Righter Street

Appeal #ZP-2022-007493

Update 4/19/2023: At the scheduled hearing, the Zoning Board granted the requested continuance.

Update 4/14/2023: We learned that the developer for 559 Righter has formally requested a continuance for the 4/19 ZBA Appeal Hearing. We will learn at the beginning of Wednesday’s meeting if their request is granted, which it likely will be.

The hearing is hosted virtually via Zoom and open to the public. Instructions to attend the meeting are provided below.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING THE LIVE ZOOM ZBA HEARING >>

5th District Community Meetings

Police Service Area 1 (PSA-1) Monthly Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 6:00pm
via Zoom

Log on and let your voice be heard! The 5th District hosts a virtual meeting for PSA-1 every fourth Tuesday of the month where you can recieve updates and voice any concerns you may have.

Meeting ID: 265 122 5003

Town Hall/Town Watch Monthy In-Person Meeting

Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 6:00pm
5th District Headquarters, 6666 Ridge Ave.

Meet Captain Samantha Brown and her staff. Recieve updates and voice any concerns you may have in-person.

90 Rochelle Ave Multi-family Proposal Update

On March 8, 2023, WICA shared a copy of the zoning drawings that the new developer had submitted to L&I, and had provided to us. We also posted project renderings the developer provided to us.  You can see those materials HERE >>.

At the appropriate time, WICA will timely schedule a formal RCO community meeting, as we have done previously.  The community will be invited and will be able to participate.