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 >>
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.
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.
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.
Friends of the Wissahickon has finalized the copy for the new kiosk panel sign to be installed at the end of Sumac Street on Vicaris Street. They did their best to incorporate as many of our comments as possible, particularly in clarifying designated use on the trail and reminders for keeping dogs on leash. The installation will take place the week of April 24th.
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.
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.
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What is WICA?
WICA is the Civic Association representing the Philadelphia, PA neighborhood between East Falls and Manayunk at the gateway to the park where the Schuylkill River and the Wissahickon Creek merge.
ShopRite Save-A-Tape Program
Turn your ShopRite purchases into funds for WICA! ShopRite reimburses WICA for 0.5% of the total receipts we turn in. Save your receipts and send them to Lisa Wetzler at 124 Sumac Street. Receipts must be no older than 5 months.
There are multiple things you can do to get involved in the Wissahickon community. Become a member, attend monthly meetings, join a committee or make a donation. Every little bit helps.