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Love Living in Wash West? Donate Today!

posted Dec 11, 2017, 6:15 AM by Wash West   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 7:41 AM ]

Donate Today!
You can make 2018 another great year for the neighborhood!  Please give 
today to support the Civic. 

By making a contribution, you are joining a community of friends and neighbors who are committed to make Wash West a great place to live. 

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.   

No Board Meeting in August! Zoning Meeting Agenda:

posted Jul 12, 2017, 8:44 AM by Wash West   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 11:45 PM ]

There will be no WSWCA Board meeting in August. Our next Board Meeting will be Sept. 12. Our next Zoning Meeting will, however, take place on August 22nd.

The Police Safety Meeting will be held at its regular time at 6pm on August 8th.



Zoning committee agenda for August 22, 2017

Meeting begins at 7pm and will be held at 233 South 10th Street, Room 101, Bluemle Building.


238-240 South 8th, Zoning: RM-1

APPLICATION IS FOR A PERSONAL SERVICE (YOGA CLASS) AT FIRST FLOOR SPACE # B IN THE SAME BUILDING WITH ALL OTHER USES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED. NO SIGN ON THIS APPLICATION.


Refusal is for use: THE PROPOSED, PERSONAL SERVICES , IS PROHIBITED IN THIS ZONING DISTRICT


337-South Broad Street, Zoning: CMX-5 with multiple overlay: CDR Presentation

Dranoff Properties will be presenting their proposed mixed-use development: “The proposed project is a 28-story luxury mixed-use building located at the northeast corner of Broad and Pine Streets. This new project will consist of 56 for sale residential units, underground resident parking and ground floor retail. The project is being designed by local architectural firm Cecil Baker + Partners and developed by Dranoff Properties.”


This will be the official neighborhood presentation required as part of the Civic Design Review process. The public will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed development; these comments will be taken into account by the Washington Square West Civic Association who will have a representative at the Civic Design Review meeting.


To learn more about the Civic Design Review Process please use this link:

http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/projectreviews/Pages/CivicDesignReview.aspx

A District Attorney Candidates Forum at the May WSWCA Board Meeting

posted Apr 24, 2017, 4:40 PM by Wash West   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 4:40 PM ]

The Washington Square West Civic Association presents a District Attorney Candidates Forum at its next meeting, Tuesday, May 9th at 233 South 10th Street, Room 105/107, 7 pm.
 
All of the candidates were invited. Larry Krasner, Richard Negrin, Jack O'Neill and Joe Kahn have accepted the invitation. There will be a presentation by the candidates, followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions. 

The Wash West board meeting will follow  the forum.

The Civic Association is non-political and is not endorsing any candidates.

March Meeting Cancelled

posted Mar 13, 2017, 2:00 PM by Wash West

Our March meeting has been cancelled due to weather concerns.

Meeting Agenda: February 14, 2017

posted Feb 14, 2017, 8:25 AM by Wash West   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 9:13 AM ]

This meeting, which will be preceded by our Police Service Area meeting at 6pm in the Zubrow Auditorium at Pennsylvania Hospital, will be held in the Bluemle Life Sciences Building on Jefferson’s Campus, Room 101. Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm and are open to the public.

AGENDA:
  • Welcome & Call to Order 
  • Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting 
  • Community Comment 
  • President’s Report 
  • Treasurer’s Report 
  • New Business 
  1. Civic Design Review: Toll Brothers 
  • Committee Reports 
  1. Zoning Committee: U Bar 
  2. Membership Committee 
  3. Marketing/Communications 
  • Adjournment

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