News & Events

Love Your Park Fall Service Day 2022

Saturday, November 12th at David P. Montgomery Field, LaNoce Park, and Wissahickon War Memorial (Rain Date: Saturday, November 19th)

collage of volunteers cleaning up parks with an overlay of a green heart that reads "Love Your Park"

Volunteer to help us clean up 3 neighborhood parks! Bring your own rakes, gloves, and other helpful tools if you’re able. We hope to see you there.

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5th District Community Meetings

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

Tuesday, November 22nd 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

Wednesday, November 30th at 6:00pm
5th District Headquarters, 6666 Ridge Ave.

Meet Captain Samantha Brown and her staff! Another great opportunity to recieve updates and voice any concerns you may have.

SEPTA Bus Revolution Community Conversations

Zoom Meeting November 22 & In-Person Meeting December 6

SEPTA is sharing a draft bus network that combines your feedback with the Bus Revolution team’s ideas into an updated—but still draft—bus network. SEPTA recently announced changes to their bus service, including the cancellation of the 27 bus and alteration of the 9 bus, among other routes. A virtual meeting to hear the concerns of NW Philly residents was held on Monday, November 7, but was capped at 100 participants, and thus many people could not join.

SEPTA has scheduled another virtual meeting to accommodate more people on Tuesday, November 22 from 6:30-7:30pm.

Officials from SEPTA will be in Roxborough to hear and address the concerns of neighbors at an in-person community meeting on December 6, 2022. More information:
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Place: Roxborough Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 5800 Ridge Avenue

No registration required for the in-person community event.

November General Membership Meeting

Join us for our next General Membership meeting on Wednesday, November 9th 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.

Join by phone: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 868 4932 7663
Passcode: 19128

UPDATE: 90 Rochelle Ave Zoning Hearing

Rendering of the current design courtesy of the developer

IMPORTANT UPDATE (10/18/22):

The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) Hearing has been continued, likely for at least 90 days. We will update the community if that changes. Last week, the WICA Board asked the developer’s attorney for an explanation of why the developer requested a continuance, and we are still waiting for an explanation.


Original Post:

The WICA Board learned on Friday that the developer has submitted a request for a continuance for 90 Rochelle Ave. At the beginning of the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) Hearing on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, the ZBA will likely grant their request. We will keep the community informed of when a new hearing date is scheduled. We have also asked the developer for a status report on this matter. WICA will still be represented at the hearing on Tuesday by our Zoning Attorney, President, and Zoning Chair.

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING THE LIVE ZOOM ZBA HEARING >>

October General Membership Meeting

Join us for our next General Membership meeting on Wednesday, October 12th 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.

Join by phone:
929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 837 1505 6052

Passcode: 19128

WICA Community Yard Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, October 22nd 10am-3pm
Wissahickon Church | Manayunk & Ridge Ave, Rear Parking Lot

DONATE what you don’t want – SHOP for what you do!
Donate your gently used sellable items, manage your own table of wares, and discover your next treasure at the Wissahickon Church.

CALLING FOR VENDORS
WICA will run a table of donated items, but we also welcome community members to run their own tables for no fee. You are not required to donate to WICA to run your own table.

CALLING FOR DONATIONS
Please consider donating gently used sellable items for WICA’s table. All proceeds benefit our legal fund.

Email Lisa Wetzler at lisa@wissahickon.us to provide items or express interest in running a table.

Special thank you to Pastor Charles and Wissahickon Church for donating the space and providing free coffee on the day of the event!

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.