Zoning Matters

Zoning Matters

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 meeting is on December 12th. The next three meetings are: December 12th, January 9th, February 13th.


Previous Cases:

Address: 214 N 12th St Appeal #: 31926 Permit #: 809711

Scheduled Hearing Time: Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 9:30am

Proposal: Permit for demolition of existing building and for the erection of an attached building with rooftop structure with no accessory roof deck. Size and location as shown on plans. For use as a multi-family household living for six families.

RCO Opinion: Non-opposition with proviso to notify
neighbors of construction plan


Upcoming Cases:

Address: 518 N 10th St Appeal #: 31925 Permit #: 767418

Scheduled Hearing Time: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 2:00 PM

Proposal:  Permit for relocation of lot line to create one lot from two (2) deeded lots (518 N 10th St and 1000-02 Spring Garden St) and complete demolition of all structures on the lots. For erection of a semi-detached structure (height 98 ft) and roof deck for residential use only with roof access structures. Size and location as shown in the application. Uses – for vacant commercial space on first / ground floor (use registration permit required prior to occupancy) and multi-family household living twenty-three (23) dwelling units from 2nd to 8th floor; and ten (10) accessory off street bicycle (class 1a) parking spaces on first floor an accessible route.


Upcoming Cases Not Yet Scheduled for Review:

Address: 1106-14 Spring Garden Street Permit #: 824041

Scheduled Hearing Time: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 2:00 PM

Proposal:  application is for the conditional zoning permit for the complete demolition of all structures on the lot, for the erection of an attached structure(maximum height nte 70 feet) with roof decks (for residential use only) accessed by pilot houses for use as fresh food market on a portion of the first floor vacant commercial space as permitted in the district on the rest of the first floor front (use registration required prior to occupancy) for fifty two(52) dwelling units on second through sixth floors with eighteen(18) bicycle parking spaces located on an accessible route.