Zoning Appeals

Updated 12.5.2022

Pending Appeals

242 A/B Kalos Street

The applications propose:

242A KALOS STREET: FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE INCLUDING A ROOF DECK AND ROOF DECK ACCESS STRUCTURE. FOR SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING. FOR ONE INTERIOR ACCESSORY PARKING SPACE.

242B KALOS STREET: FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE, ROOF DECK AND ROOF DECK ACCESS STRUCTURE. FOR SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING. FOR ONE (1) STRUCTURED (GARAGE) ACCESSORY PARKING SPACE.

Date of RCO Meeting: Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 7:00PM via Zoom

Date of ZBA Hearing: March 15, 2023 at 2:00PM (Appeal #ZP-2022-006957 and #ZP-2022-003881)

Notice of Refusal: 242A Kalos Street >>

Notice of Refusal: 242B Kalos Street >>

559 Righter Street

The application proposes:

For the erection of a detached structure on the same lot as another existing detached structure (no change to height or area of existing detached structure), size and location as shown on plan/application. For use of business and professional offices within the existing detached structure, for use of multi-family household living (21 dwelling units total) within both the existing and proposed detached structures, with 21 accessory surface parking spaces (including one van-accessible ADA space and one electric vehicle parking space), and seven Class 1A bicycle parking spaces located along an accessible route; no signs on this permit.

Date of RCO Meeting: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 7:00PM via Zoom

Date of ZBA Hearing: April 19, 2023 at 2:00PM (Appeal #ZP-2022-007493)

Notice of Refusal: 559 Righter Street >>

Historical Commission Application: 559 Righter Street >>

View Video Recording of Historical Commission Presentation – July 8, 2022 (559 Righter starts at 33:45) >>

View Video Recording of PHC Architectural Committee Presentation – June 21, 2022 (559 Righter starts at 1:15:51) >>

Completed Appeals

311 Righter Street

Update: On December 1, 2021, the Zoning Board approved the application.

The application is for the erection of an addition above the existing attached structure with roof deck and roof deck access structure and a deck at the rear for a single-family household.

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 7PM
Location of Meeting:  Held via Zoom. Click here for voting results ››

A summary of the results will be sent to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). The ZBA Hearing is scheduled for 3:30pm, December 1, 2021.

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249 Rochelle Ave

Update: On March 24, 2021, the Zoning Board rejected the application.

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

Do you support the creation
of one accessory parking space?
Near Neighbors
(250 ft + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support 711
Oppose 1339
Abstain 00

Date of Meeting: February 23, 2021
Location of Meeting:  Held via Zoom
Number of Attendees: 50, including WICA President

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5103 Rochelle Ave

Update: On April 14, 2021, the Zoning Board approved the application.

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.

1. First floor as a business/personal office All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support 19
Oppose 2
Abstain 1
2. The variance to allow four (4) residential dwelling units,
one more than the three (3) allowed by right
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support 20
Oppose 2
Abstain 0

Date of Meeting: January 25, 2021
Location of Meeting:  Held via Zoom
Number of Attendees: 22, including WICA President

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5261-65 Ridge Ave

Update: On September 22, 2020, the Zoning Board approved the application.

The application is for a banquet hall for under fifty (50) people. No live entertainment or dancing (assembly and entertainment) (no activities as defined in 14-603 (13) of Philadelphia Zoning Code) and proposed retail sale of prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages (retail sale of food, beverages, and groceries) (same tenant) on entire 1st floor with existing 14 family dwelling above as previously approved in an existing structure.

All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support 14
Support with Provisos 5
Oppose 2

Date of Meeting: August 18, 2020
Location of Meeting:  Held via Zoom
Number of Attendees: 21, including WICA President

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147 Sumac Street

Update: On February 12, 2020, the Zoning Board approved the developer to build six homes. WICA filed an appeal, which was ultimately unsuccessful.

The application is for the erection of eight townhomes with roof decks, parking garages, and four surface parking spaces on the same lot as the existing duplex, which will remain and be converted back to a single family home. There will be a total of nine dwelling units and twelve parking spaces on lot.

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support 8 27
Oppose 34 85
Abstain 0 1

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2020
Location of Meeting:  Wissahickon Church, 5245 Ridge Avenue
Number of Attendees: 113, including WICA President

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3563 Retta Street

Update: On January 22, 2020, the Zoning Board approved the application.

The application is for the erection of a rear yard deck accessory to an attached single-family dwelling. The proposed use, rear yard deck with stairs from the ground level to the deck in the case of attached buildings, is prohibited in the zoning district.

Public Meeting Vote Results

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support412
Non-Opposition with Provisos01
Oppose12
Abstain01

Date of Meeting: January 6, 2020
Location of Meeting: Northern Children’s Services, 5301 Ridge Avenue
Number of Attendees: 16, including WICA President and Zoning Chair

200 and 214 Kalos Street

Update: On January 7, 2020, the Zoning Board approved the application with one provision: maximum height of stone retaining wall along Kalos and Righter St on Lot #6 shall be no greater than 4 feet in height at any point.

The Applicant’s revised plans (October 2019) propose to create six new lots from the two existing lots at 200 and 214 Kalos Street. All existing buildings are to be demolished. The development will include six semi-detached dwelling units (three twins), down from the original nine adjoined townhomes.

Application Description

FOR THE LOT ADJUSTMENT TO CREATE SIX (6) LOTS, PARCEL #1, PARCEL #2, PARCEL #3, PARCEL #4, PARCEL #5 AND PARCEL #6, FROM TWO (2) OPA ACCOUNTS (200 KALOS ST AND 214 KALOS ST).
FOR THE COMPLETE DEMOLITION OF EXISTING STRUCTURE; FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE (NTE 39.81 FT (LOT #4); 39.77 FT (LOT #5) AND 41.49 FT HIGH (LOT# 6) FOR A SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING FROM LOT #1 THROUGH LOT#6 WITH ACCESSORY PARKING GARAGES FOR ONE (1) CAR ACCESSED FROM A REAR SHARED DRIVE AISLE.

Public Meeting Vote Results (November 2019)

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support36
Non-Opposition with Provisos318
Oppose411
Abstain00

Date of Meeting: November 18, 2019
Location of Meeting: Wissahickon Presbyterian Church, 5245 Ridge Avenue
Number of Attendees: 35, including WICA President and Zoning Chair

Public Meeting Vote Results (May 2019)

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support36
Non-Opposition with Provisos318
Oppose411
Abstain00

Date of Meeting: May 14, 2019
Location of Meeting: Wissahickon Church, 5245 Ridge Avenue
Number of Attendees: 78, including WICA President and Zoning Chair

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90 Rochelle Ave – Little White Dog Doggie Daycare

A canine day care has applied for a use variance to allow for canine services, boarding, and sale of canine products in the existing building.

Public Meeting Vote Results

Near Neighbors
(250 feet)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support3
Oppose12
Support w/ Provisos2 9

Date of Meeting: January 22, 2019
Location of Meeting: Wissahickon Presbyterian Church, 5245 Ridge Avenue
Number of Attendees: 23, including WICA President and Zoning Chair

Application Description

PERMIT FOR DAYCARE AND GROOMING FOR CANINE ANIMALS (ANIMAL SERVICE), BOARDING AND TRAINING FACILITY (BOARDING AND OTHER SERVICES) AND RETAIL SALE OF PET SUPPLIES IN BUILDING # 1 ON THE SAME LOT WITH EXISTING STORAGE AND ALL OTHER USES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED IN BUILDING # 2 WITH ALL OTHER USES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED

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5102 Rochelle Ave
5132 Rochelle Ave – Triple A Auto