News & Events

September General Membership Meeting

Join us for our next General Membership meeting on Wednesday, September 14th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

Agenda items include:
• Recap of 90 Rochelle CDR Meeting
• Lawsuit: E-Built, LLC v. Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association (147 Sumac Street Development)

CDR Meeting for 90 Rochelle Ave is Back On

The Civic Design Review (CDR) Committee has decided to conduct an optional review of the revised 90 Rochelle design proposal, that includes 50 dwelling units and 50 parking spaces, at their public Zoom meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 1pm. WICA will have an RCO representative seat at the meeting.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CDR MEETING AGENDA ››
90 Rochelle is number 6 on the agenda. See page 4 for detailed instructions for joining the live Zoom meeting as a member of the public.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CDR APPLICATION MATERIALS ››

90 Rochelle Ave: Voting Results for Updated Design

Neighbors attended a community meeting via Zoom hosted by WICA on Wednesday, July 6 at 7pm to review the updated design for the proposed project at 90 Rochelle Ave. After sharing feedback with the developers, the community took a vote on the latest design.

Voting Results

Do you support the erection of a 59.5-foot high multi-family household living building with 50 dwelling units, 50 accessory interior and surface parking spaces, and 30 accessory bicycle parking spaces, which would require the zoning variances listed below, as determined by the City?

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(Including Near Neighbors)
Support04
Oppose38235
Abstain00
Total0239

WICA will share the results of this vote at the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) hearing, which has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 9:30am.

The Civic Design Review (CDR) Committee has decided that they would like to see the 50-unit proposal for 90 Rochelle at their public Zoom meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 1pm. We will provide more information, including the Zoom link, when the meeting agenda is posted on August 23.

Thank You!

A huge THANKS to our community for joining us at the rally to oppose the development proposed for 90 Rochelle Ave. Your participation will speak volumes at the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) hearing.

Important Updates and Next Steps:
• We have scheduled a new community meeting for Wednesday, July 6th at 7PM with the developer to present their latest design.
• A continuance was granted on 6/21 by the ZBA. Both the developer and WICA requested the delay of the hearing. We will update the community once a new date has been scheduled.
• Please consider contacting Councilmember Jones and Representative DeLissio to thank them for attending our rally.

Photo by Rachel Winslow

April General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, April 13th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free online application available on your computer or smartphone.

All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues (membership not required, although greatly appreciated).

Agenda items include:

  • Update from Representative Pam DeLissio
  • June Officer Elections
  • Love Your Park Week

If you would like to join without a computer or smart phone, you can call into the Zoom meeting by phone:

Phone Number: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 876 4957 7831
Passcode: 19128

Philly Spring Cleanup

Saturday, April 2nd

9AM-12PM at LaNoce Park, 5119 Rochelle Ave

Meet us at LaNoce Park at 9am on Saturday, April 2nd to sweep up LaNoce Park and the surrounding side walk and tree pits. We will then meet up with Roxborough Development Corporation (RDC) to pick up litter and debris along nearby parts of Ridge Ave. Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own materials including brooms, gloves, grabbers, and trash bags.

Click “Sign Up Here” next to the “Love LaNoce Park & Lower Ridge Ave” project. You will likely have to create an account to access the page. If spaces are full, please still plan to join us. The more the merrier!

March General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, March 9th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free online application available on your computer or smartphone.

All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues (membership not required, although greatly appreciated).

Agenda items include:

If you would like to join without a computer or smart phone, you can call into the Zoom meeting by phone:

Phone Number: 301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 813 3285 4395
Passcode: 19128

Tree Work at Wissahickon War Memorial

On January 14th, neighbor and arborist Hal Rosner and Shechtman Tree Care performed some much needed tree pruning, removal, and other maintenance at the Wissahickon War Memorial. In the spring, Hal will plant a new street tree in one of the vacant tree pits in front of the Memorial. This work was made possible by WICA through a Philadelphia Activities Fund grant. Thank you to Chief of Staff Josh Cohen on behalf of  Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr., Hal, and the Shectman crew. The Memorial looks great and stands as tall as ever.

February General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, February 9th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free online application available on your computer or smartphone.

All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues (membership not required, although greatly appreciated).

If you would like to join without a computer or smart phone, you can call into the Zoom meeting by phone:

Phone Number: 301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 875 6913 1995
Passcode: 19128

January General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, January 12th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free online application available on your computer or smartphone.

All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues (membership not required, although greatly appreciated, and if you renew before Wednesday, you’ll be entered into our raffle).

If you would like to join without a computer or smart phone, you can call into the Zoom meeting by phone:

Phone Number: 301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 850 1572 4763
Passcode: 19128