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Washington Square West Zoning District Remapping Presentation

posted Jan 2, 2019, 7:02 AM by Wash West   [ updated Jan 2, 2019, 7:02 AM ]

The Zoning Committee of the Washington Square West Civic Association will host the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) for a presentation of the proposed Washington Square West zoning district remapping on January 15, 7pm. 233 South 10th Street

Members of the PCPC will present a proposed remapping of the zoning districts located between South Street and Walnut Street; Broad Street to 7th Street.  The proposed remapping intends to:

  • Protect commercial districts such as Antique Row and 10th street (prevent residential on ground floor).
  • Protect rowhome fabric and single-family homes.
  • Better manage the transition between neighborhood scale to the south and commercial scale to the north.
  • Correct districts which don’t match the current built condition.
  • Other case by case changes. 

Members of the PCPC will make an initial presentation of the proposed changes, explain the legislative process by which the changes will become law and then will remain in the lecture hall to answer questions and record community comment in an open house format. 

The meeting will be held at the at 233 South 10th Street, The Bluemle Building, room 101. January 15, 7pm-9pm.

The meeting is intended to serve as a dialog between the community and members of the PCPC regarding the proposed zoning changes. Based on this initial meeting there may be additional meetings/ presentations to address changes to the remapping based on community comment.

There will be a separate meeting(s) for community input to the WSWCA board once the proposed remapping is close to being finalized.  That meeting will be scheduled at a later date.