Zoning and Planning April 2017

Zoning and Planning April 2017

Below are the current and upcoming zoning matters within the Chinatown district. Zoning matters are presented to the community first, through public RCO meetings, before they are heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). Please feel free to attend an RCO meeting or ZBA hearing regarding any matter of interest. All ZBA hearings are held at One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor.

PCDC’s Planning Committee meets at 6pm on the second Tuesday of each month as the Registered Community Organization (RCO) for the boundaries of 7th to 13th Street, Filbert to Spring Garden Street. The next meetings are as follows:

The next meeting is April 11th. Zoning matters start at 6:30pm.
April 11th           May 9th                June 13th

July 11th                    August 8th


Zoning cases in April are as follows:

  1. Address: 1020 Cherry St

Permit #: 752485

Appeal Type: Zoning Variance

Proposal: For the erection of one (1) accessory, double-sided, statically illuminated projection.

  1. Address: 211 N Camac St

Permit #753835

Appeal Type: Zoning Variance

Proposal: Application is for increase in dwelling units from twenty four (24) family dwelling to maximum twenty eight (28) family dwelling (multi- family) in an existing structure.


Upcoming hearings – these cases were reviewed previously.

  1. Address: 1001 Ridge Avenue

Appeal #: 29286 Permit #: 709245

Appeal Type: Special Exception

Scheduled Hearing Time: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 9:30am

Proposal: Permit for the erection of two attached multifamily structures (forty-eight (48) dwelling units) with fifteen (15) carport, and nine (9) spaces in an aboveground garage). Commercial space on first floor.

RCO Decision: Not opposed

  1. Address: 1022 Wood Street

Appeal #: 28249            Permit #: 669302

Appeal Type: Use Variance

Scheduled Hearing Time:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 2:00pm

Proposal: Permit to create one lot from three deeded parcels, for the complete demolition of existing site, and for the erection of an attached building with accessible rooftop for household living for 15 families.

RCO Decision: Opposed, due to zoning for industrial use on this block.