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90 Rochelle Ave 2023 Multi-Family Building Application: Voting Results

Neighbors attended a community meeting via Zoom hosted by WICA on Monday, July 24th at 7pm to review the design for the new 2023 application for a Multi-Family Building at 90 Rochelle Ave. After sharing feedback with the applicant, the community took a vote on the proposal.

Voting Results

Do you support the erection of a detached structure (described as being 38-feet high) for multi-family household living with 48 dwelling units and 53 parking spaces, which would require the zoning variances listed on the refusal, as determined by the City?

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(Including Near Neighbors)
Support08
Oppose39311
Abstain00
Total39319

WICA will share the results of this vote at the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) Hearing, which has been scheduled for October 18, 2023 at 2PM.

Community Zoning Meeting: 90 Rochelle Ave Multi-Family Building

Monday, July 24, 2023 at 7 PM via Zoom

Update 7/25/2023: Thank you to all the community members who attended the meeting. We are verifying the votes and plan to share the results soon.

Join us for the developer’s presentation of the new 2023 proposal for 90 Rochelle Ave. We will review the design and have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. This meeting is open to any member of the public.

The application proposes the erection of a detached structure (described as being 38 feet high) for multi-family household living with 48 dwelling units and 53 parking spaces.
View Zoning Refusal >>

Additional information is available on our 90 Rochelle Ave Page.

A vote will be held during this meeting to gauge the community’s opinion on the new design. The vote is open only to adults (ages 18+) that reside within WICA’s boundaries (no membership required). The boundaries of WICA are from Ridge Avenue to Hermit Street to Henry Avenue to the border of the Wissahickon Valley Park.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) hearing is scheduled for October 18, 2023 at 2PM.

5th District Community Events

National Night Out

Tuesday August 1, 2023 from 4 to 8 PM
Gorgas Park, 6300 Ridge Ave

Dunk tank, DJ, face painting, and balloon artists will be there as well as SWAT, Highway, Tac-air, etc., and the fire department.

Community Zoning Meeting: 90 Rochelle Ave Multi-Family Building

July 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Community Zoning Meeting on July 24th at 7 PM

Join us for the developer’s presentation of the new 2023 proposal for 90 Rochelle Ave. We will review the design and have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. This meeting is open to any member of the public. Additional information available on our 90 Rochelle Page.

July General Membership Meeting

Join us for our next General Membership meeting on Wednesday, July 12th 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:
• 90 Rochelle – Apartment Building
• Guest: Chuck Broadbent to present Village for Seniors in Wissahickon, Manayunk and Roxborough

Thank you to the volunteers of our Spring 2023 Love Your Park clean up!

Because of our volunteers, WICA was able to clean up two neighborhood public spaces: LaNoce Park and Wissahickon War Memorial.

Interested in becoming a WICA Parks Committee member? By joining, you will assist us in our efforts to continue to improve our neighborhood spaces. Email info@wissahickon.us

WICA was also able to donate three yards of mulch to the Wissahickon War Memorial as part of the service day. The mulch was used on surrounding flower beds and tree pits at the site.

June General Membership Meeting

Join us for our next General Membership meeting on Wednesday, June 14th 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 Election
• Zoning Updates
– 90 Rochelle Ave Dog Daycare – Outcome of ZBA Hearing
– 90 Rochelle Ave Apartment Building
– 559 Righter St – Zoning Appeal Withdrawn by Applicant
• Wissahickon Transportation Center and Streets Bill No. 230438

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

Update 5/24/2023: The Zoning Board granted the dog daycare a temporary variance to expire June 1, 2026 with a proviso for commercial trash pickup three times per week.

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