News & Events

March General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, March 10th 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.

Wissahickon Trail Updates

The guardrail along the Wissahickon Trail near the 100 steps has been repaired! At our February General Membership meeting, neighbors discussed their growing concern in regards to the missing guardrail that had been damaged due to a major storm.

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249 Rochelle Ave: Voting Results

Neighbors attended a public RCO Zoom Meeting hosted by WICA on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in regards to 249 Rochelle Avenue. The application is for:

The creation of one (1) accessory parking space access from the front street for an existing single-family household living.

Vote Results

Do you support the creation of one accessory parking space access from the front street?

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support 7 11
Oppose 13 39
Abstain 0 0
Total 20 50

A summary of these results will be sent to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) in advance of the ZBA Hearing scheduled for 2:00pm, March 24, 2021.

The mission of this process is to ensure that community members have a chance to learn about and give feedback on nearby developments that affect them. WICA appreciates you taking the time to participate and have your voice heard.

February General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, February 10th 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.

5103 Rochelle Ave: Voting Results

23 neighbors attended a Public Zoom Meeting hosted by WICA on Monday, January 25, 2021 in regards to 5103 Rochelle Avenue. The application is for the use of:

1. The first floor as a business and professional office.

SUPPORT19
OPPOSE2
ABSTAIN1

2. The variance to allow four (4) residential dwelling units, one more than the three (3) allowed by right.

SUPPORT20
OPPOSE2
ABSTAIN0

A summary of these results will be sent to the Zoning Board of Adjustments (ZBA) in the form of a letter. The ZBA Hearing is scheduled for 9:30am, April 14, 2021.

The mission of this process is to ensure that community members have a chance to learn about and give feedback on nearby developments that affect them. WICA appreciates you taking the time to participate and have your voices heard.

249 Rochelle Ave: Public Zoom Meeting

The application is for the creation of one accessory parking space access from the front street for an existing single-family household living.

The city-mandated public meeting, hosted by WICA, will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7pm. All neighbors are invited to attend. An official vote will be taken and a summary of the results sent to the Zoning Board. Proof of residency within WICA’s boundaries is required to vote.

License and Inspection Notice of Refusal ››

Notice from Zoning Applicants to RCO and Neighbors ››

249 Rochelle Site Plan ››

5103 Rochelle: Public Zoom Meeting

The application is for 1. use of the first floor for the first 33 feet and basement as a business and professional office and 2. a variance to allow four residential dwelling units rather than the three units allowed byright based on lot area. No addition is proposed.

The City-mandated public meeting, hosted by WICA, will be held January 25, 2021 at 7pm via Zoom. All neighbors are invited to attend. An official vote will be taken and a summary of the results sent to the Zoning Board. Proof of residency within WICA’s boundaries is required to vote.

Visual aid, courtesy property owner

January General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, January 13th at 6:30pm.* 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.

*Please note that this is an earlier start time than usual.

The meeting will kick off with David Decca and John Hunter of the Northwest Coalition of Civics and Matt Wysong of the City Planning Commission giving an overview and status update of the Wissahickon Transportation Center expansion project.

Other Agenda items include:
• Membership Drive
5103 Rochelle Ave
• 249 Rochelle Ave

Enter the Membership Raffle!

Renew or become a Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association member for 2021. Membership is only $10, and this year we have a special treat. If you renew your membership in December, you are eligible to win a great Wissahickon-themed prize.

A Valley Green Inn pint glass (left) or a set of 4 Wissahickon-themed note cards (right) are the potential prizes for the membership raffle. Winners will be announced at the January 13, 2021 meeting.

Raffle items include a pint glass featuring Valley Green Inn or a set of 4 blank note cards featuring landmarks close to our neighborhood. Both items retail at $15 each – more than the cost of your membership. Winners will be selected live and announced at the January 2021 membership meeting.

We’re grateful to all of our members! WICA Members enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the direction of the future of the neighborhood, to get involved in neighborhood issues, and to help maintain and improve the community.

December General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, December 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.

This meeting, Representative Pam DeLissio will be joining us to share updates and answer your questions.

Zoom link ››