News & Events

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– 559 Righter St – Zoning Appeal Withdrawn by Applicant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

Spring 2023 Love Your Park Events

Saturday, May 20 9:00 AM – Noon

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 >>