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Corner Meetings: Repaving & Safety Project on Pine & Spruce

posted May 25, 2018, 4:47 PM by Wash West   [ updated May 25, 2018, 4:47 PM ]

Click here for a flyer detailing oTIS's schedule for corner meetings to discuss the localized impact of the Repaving and Safety Project on Pine and Spruce Streets, in WashWest.

Meet us on the corner on Wed. May 30th (weather permitting). Visit http://bit.ly/sprucepineotis to sign up.

March 27th Zoning Meeting Cancelled

posted Mar 25, 2018, 8:20 AM by Wash West   [ updated Mar 25, 2018, 8:20 AM ]

The Zoning and Governmental Affairs meeting for Tuesday, March 27th has been cancelled. We'll see you in April on the 24th

February 13, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

posted Feb 13, 2018, 5:46 AM by Wash West

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of Minutes from January 2018 and November 2017 Meetings
  3. Community Comment
  4. President’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
    1. Finance committee report and proposed 2018 budget
  6. Committee Reports
    1. Development – L. Chen
    2. Gov’t and Community Affairs – J. Applebaum
    3. Zoning – J. Broh 
    4. Marketing – T.  Sortman
    5. Membership – N. Pratt
    6. Greening 
  7. Announcements
  8. Adjournment

Washington Square West Civic Association Jan. 23 Zoning Committee Agenda:

posted Jan 16, 2018, 5:11 AM by Wash West

The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 23 at 7pm. 233 South 10th Street, Room 101, Bluemle Life Sciences Building

702-714 Sansom Street and 128 South 7th Street (Jeweler’s Row),  CMX-5 Zoning District

Toll Brothers will be making its official RCO presentation to the WSWCA as required for the Civic Design Review Process.

The conditional zoning permit describes the project as follows:

FOR THE DEMOLITION OF MULTIPLE EXISTING ATTACHED STRUCTURES AND FOR THE LOT ADJUSTMENT TO CREATE ONE (1) NEW LOT FROM SIX (6) EXISTING LOTS.  FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE WITH ROOF DECKS AT THE 2ND, 3RD, 4TH, 15TH, 22ND, AND 24TH FLOORS; NO CHANGE IN HEIGHT OR AREA OF EXISTING ATTACHED STRUCTURE AT FORMER PROPERTY KNOWN AS 712-14 SANSOM ST. FOR USE AS A VACANT COMMERCIAL SPACE ON THE 1ST FLOOR FACING SANSOM ST (SEPARATE USE REGISTRATION REQUIRED PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY), WITH MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING (EIGHTY-FIVE (85) DWELLING UNITS) ABOVE, WITH ACCESSORY PARKING PROVIDED OFF-SITE AT 618 MARKET ST, AND 150 S INDEPENDENCE W ML THIRTY (30) ACCESSORY BICYCLE PARKING SPACES AND ONE (1) OFF-STREET LOADING SPACE (ACCESSED FROM S 7TH ST); NO CHANGE TO EXISTING USES OF RETAIL SALES OF WEARING APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES WITHIN EXISTING BUILDING AT 712-14 SANSOM ST; NO SIGNS ON THIS PERMIT.

The civic association will be sending a representative to the Civic Design Review presentation at the Planning Commission scheduled for February 6, 2018. That representative will convey comments on design based on public input at the committee meeting and the opinions of the zoning committee.

1326-28 Chestnut Street (The Hale Building),  CMX-5 Zoning District

APPLICATION IS FOR PROPOSED SIT DOWN RESTAURANT ON 1ST AND 2ND FLOOR, FOOD PREPARATION AREA AND ACCESSORY STORAGE IN BASEMENT WITH ALL OTHER USES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE.

Refusal is for the following:

THE PROPOSED USE, SIT DOWN RESTAURANT, REQUIRES A SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPROVAL IN CHESTNUT/WALNUT STREET AREA.

January 9, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

posted Jan 8, 2018, 1:32 PM by Wash West   [ updated Jan 8, 2018, 2:11 PM ]

I. Call to order

II. Approval of Minutes from December  2017 Meeting

III. Community Comment

IV. President’s  Report

V. Treasurer’s  Report

VI. Committee Reports

a) Development,  L. Chen 

b) Gov’t and Community Affairs, J. Applebaum

c) Zoning, J. Broh

d)  Membership, N. Pratt

e) Greening, R. Spitzborg

VII.  Announcements

VIII. Adjournment

BIKE LANES AND SAFE STREETS

posted Dec 3, 2017, 6:42 AM by Wash West   [ updated Dec 3, 2017, 6:42 AM ]

On behalf of the entire neighborhood, the Wash West Civic Association joins other Philadelphians in mourning the death of Emily Fredericks. The tragic accident that took her life unites us all in an awareness that the streets of Philadelphia must be safe for everyone.

Last January the Civic sponsored an open discussion about the concerns of bicyclists, pedestrians, residents and motorists who live in or travel through our community. At that time the city spoke about several possibilities for the bike lanes and committed to returning to the community to present options for Pine and Spruce Streets.

We have asked the City again to prepare and share plans for bike lanes on Spruce and Pine Streets that recognize the need for safe use of our streets.

As soon as the City responds we look forward to sponsoring a full and timely discussion in a forum that welcomes everyone.

Washington Square West Candidate Submissions – 2017

posted Oct 31, 2017, 6:45 AM by Wash West   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 6:45 AM ]

Robert Sher
I am submitting my nomination for a term as a board member for the WashWest Civic Association. I currently serve as Secretary for the Association and am an active member of the WashWest Zoning Committee. I ask for your support to help the Civic continue to fulfill its mission of providing a cleaner, safer and greener neighborhood for the residents of Wash West.

Judy Applebaum
I have been a member of the WSWCA board since 1999. I had the privilege of serving as president for many years, during which time we introduced pedestrian friendly lighting and sidewalk sweeping. Currently I represent the Civic on the Crosstown Coalition of Neighborhood Civics, chair governmental affairs and serve as a member of WSWCA zoning committee. I am running for re-election in order to continue serving this great neighborhood.

DINE OUT WASH WEST, Thursday, October 19

posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:53 PM by Wash West

Dine at Valanni, Mercato or Varga Bar on Thursday, October 19, and 25% of your food bill will go to the Washington Square West Civic Association to support their efforts in our community!

Dine Out Wash West, October 19

Zoning Agenda

posted Sep 22, 2017, 1:47 PM by Wash West   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 1:47 PM ]

Agenda for September 26 the WSWCA zoning committee meeting. Meeting begins at 7pm and will be held at 233 South 10th Street, Room 105/107, Bluemle Building.
 
222 Quince Street, CMX-1 and RSA-5 Districts (Second Presentation)
The applicant will be making their second presentation to the community for the proposed development. The description below is for their original zoning application and does not reflect any modifications to the design since the applicant's presentation to the zoning committee in June.
 
FOR RELOCATION OF LOT LINES TO CREATE TWO (2) LOTS (PARCEL # A & B) FROM TWO DEEDED LOTS AND ONE OPA ACCOUNT. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION. FOR PARCEL # A (CMX-1 DISTRICT):   FOR COMPLETE DEMOLITION OF EXISTING STRUCTURE ON LOT AND FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE (MAX HEIGHT NTE 38 FT) WITH CELLAR. USES - VACANT COMMERCIAL SPACE (USES PERMITTED IN CMX-1, USE REGISTRATION PERMIT REQUIRED PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY) ON FIRST FLOOR AND ABOVE  HOUSEHOLD LIVING THREE (3) FAMILY DWELLING UNITS.. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION. PARCEL # B (RSA-5 DISTRICT): FOR HOUSEHOLD LIVING ONE FAMILY DWELLING IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE.
 
Refusals:
THE PROPOSED USE, HOUSEHOLD LIVING THREE (3) FAMILY DWELLING UNITS (FOR PARCEL A)  IS PROHIBITED IN THIS ZONING DISTRICT
 
THE PROPOSED ZONING IS REFUSED FOR THE FOLLOWING:       
MINIMUM LOT AREA FOR - PARCEL# A  Required: 1440 SF, Proposed: 603.21 SF
MINIMUM LOT WIDTH FOR - PARCEL # A Required: 16 FT, Proposed 15.50 FT
MINIMUM LOT AREA FOR - PARCEL # B  Required: 1440 SQ FT, Proposed  424.46 SF
MINIMUM LOT WIDTH FOR - PARCEL # B  Required:16 FT, Proposed  13.92 FT
MINIMUM OPEN AREA (% OF LOT) PARCEL # A  Required: 20% (181 SF), Proposed: NONE
MINIMUM OPEN AREA (% OF LOT) PARCEL # B Required: 30% (127.3 SF), Proposed 9.16% (38.9 SF)
REAR YARD SETBACK FOR PARCEL # A Required: 9 FT, Proposed: NONE
REAR YARD SETBACK FOR PARCEL # B Required: 9 FT, Proposed: 2.75 FT

Civic Receives State Grant

posted Aug 30, 2017, 7:50 AM by Wash West   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 7:50 AM ]

The Civic's grant application for $18,050 has been approved. The award is from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, under the Heritage and Other Parks Appropriation. 

The funds will enable us to purchase a new utility/storage shed for the Waverly Street community garden and plant 19 substantial size street trees throughout the neighborhood.   

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