News & Events

90 Rochelle Ave Multi-family Proposal Update

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.

90 Rochelle Ave Dog Daycare: Voting Results

Neighbors attended a community meeting via Zoom hosted by WICA on Thursday, March 2nd at 7pm to review the design for the application for the Dog Daycare at 90 Rochelle Ave. After sharing feedback with the applicant and business owner, the community took a vote on the proposal.

Voting Results

Do you support the proposal for a canine daycare, boarding, training, sale of dog related good, ancillary office and administrative space, 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)
Support648
Oppose26
Abstain01
Total855

WICA will share the results of this vote at the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) Hearing, which has been scheduled for May 17, 2023 at 2:00pm (Appeal #ZP-2022-013746).

242 A/B Kalos St: Zoning Hearing Update

At the scheduled zoning hearing on March 15, 2023, the applicant presented it’s original and revised plans to the zoning board. The zoning board agreed to a resumptive hearing on April 19, 2023 at 2pm so that the applicant can present it’s revised design and amended refusals to the community. This presentation will take place at WICA’s April General Membership meeting on April 12, 2023 at 7pm. WICA will hold a vote at this time on the revised plans, results of which will be sent to the zoning board in advance on the April 19 hearing.

Notice of Refusal: 240 (242A) Kalos Street Revised >>
Notice of Refusal: 242 (242B) Kalos Street Revised >>
240 (242A) Kalos Street Zoning Plan Revised >>
242 (242B) Kalos Street Zoning Plan Revised >>
242 A/B Kalos Street Elevation & Floor Plans Revised >>

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April General Membership Meeting

Join us for our next General Membership meeting on Wednesday, April 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:
• 242 A/B Kalos St Design Update and Vote
• 559 Righter St Update
• Committee Reports

SEPTA Transit Talk: Updated Draft Network

Monday, March 20th, 2023, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm (via Zoom Webinar)

During this Transit Talk, SEPTA will:
• Share the Updated Draft Network
• Highlight some of the key changes from the initial
• Draft Network released in October 2022
• Preview what to expect for the next round of public engagement in Spring 2023
• Respond to questions

Thanks to your comments, SEPTA has revised the Draft Network, to address your concerns and make the new bus network more useful for more people. This spring, SEPTA will be holding another series of Bus Revolution engagement events—including in-person Community Meetings, Open Houses, virtual Community Conversations, and pop-ups with their Project Bus at Transportation Centers and other busy locations in the region—beginning with this virtual Transit Talk.

General Membership Meeting

October 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Join us for our next General Membership meeting. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month virtually via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

Agenda items include:
• 90 Rochelle Ave Apartment Building
• Wissahickon Historic District
• Committee Reports

General Membership Meeting

September 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Join us for our next General Membership meeting. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month virtually via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

Please note you must now register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting login information.

Agenda items include:
• 90 Rochelle Ave Apartment Building – Revised Plans
• Directors & Officer

March General Membership Meeting

Join us for our next General Membership meeting on Wednesday, March 8th 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 (Multi-family Building Proposal)
• 242 A/B Kalos St ZBA Hearing
• 559 Righter St Vote Results
• Committee Reports
• Bylaws Update  

Join by phone: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 852 1405 2363
Passcode: 321480