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 – Second Civic Design Review (CDR)

The 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 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 to View CDR Application Materials ››

CDR Committee Meeting Zoom Link >>

September General Membership Meeting

September 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

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.

ZOOM LINK forthcoming

Details

Date:
September 14, 2022
Time:
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Organizer

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association (WICA)

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.

August General Membership Meeting: CANCELED

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AUGUST GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED

WICA Board is going on vacation. Thanks everyone, and we look forward to getting back to regular monthly meetings in September.

General Membership Meeting

Join us for our next General Membership meeting on Wednesday, July 13th 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:

  •  • 90 Rochelle Ave Update
  •  • 559 Righter Street Update
  • ZOOM LINK ››

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: 862 9344 1104
Passcode: 19128

Community Meeting to Review Updated Design for 90 Rochelle Ave

Thank you to everyone who attended our community meeting to review the updated design for 90 Rochelle Ave. A vote is being held to gauge the community’s opinion on the new design. You may cast your vote via our Google Form Poll until Wednesday, July 13th at 9PM.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE >>

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO RECORDING OF THE DEVELOPER’S PRESENTATION >>

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE DESIGN IN PDF FORMAT  ››

Rendering of the current design courtesy of the developer

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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

Memorial Day Services at Wissahickon War Memorial

Join the 21st Ward Veterans Association at 10am on Memorial Day (Monday) for their annual services at the Wissahickon War Memorial located at Rochelle Ave and Sumac St.

Schedule of Events

  • Call to Colors
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Invocation
  • Remarks
  • Placement of Wreath
  • Rifle Salute
  • Taps
  • Benediction

Flowers will be planted at the War Memorial this Saturday, May 28 after 9am for those interested in helping out.

A group of volunteers in gardening gear stand in a group and smile at the Wissahickon War Memorial.

Thank you to our awesome volunteers who came out for the Love Your Park event on May 14 to prep the Memorial for this weekend. We also owe a debt of gratitude to neighbors Phil Moyer and Jim McLaughlin who maintain the Memorial year round.