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Zoning Agenda for September 27

posted Sep 22, 2016, 2:37 PM by Wash West   [ updated Sep 22, 2016, 2:37 PM ]
Zoning Agenda for September 27, 7pm 233 South 10th Street Room 105/107
 
1. 1217 Spruce Street- CMX-1 (2nd presentation)
APPLICATION IS FOR THE PROPOSED SIT DOWN RESTAURANT TO INCLUDE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR MAXIMUM NINETY SEVEN (97) PEOPLE (NIGHT CLUB/PRIVATE CLUB) AND EXPAND TO THE BASEMENT FROM 1ST FLOOR FRONT AND 2ND FLOOR FRONT IN THE SAME BUILDING WITH EXISTING THREE (3) FAMILY DWELLING ON THE REAR AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED.
 
Refusal: THE PROPOSED USE, NIGHT CLUB/PRIVATE CLUB, IS PROHIBITED IN THIS ZONING DISTRICT AND THIS HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED BY ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT (ZBA) AND ANY EXPANSION REQUIRES ADDITIONAL ZBA APPROVAL
 
2. 704 Sansom, 706-708 Sansom (Jeweler's Row)
Discussion on the historical merit of 704-708 Sansom which have been nominated to receive historic designation from the Philadelphia Historical Commission.  Washington Square West Civic Association will send a representative to the designation hearing scheduled for October 21. The zoning committee meeting will serve as a forum to discuss the historic merit of the buildings and determine if the civic association is in support of the buildings receiving historic designation.  Toll Brothers will not be presenting their proposed development at this meeting as the designation of the building is a separate issue from approval of the proposed Toll Brothers project. 

Due to the importance of this project, we will also have an additional discussion with community comment at our board meeting on October 18.

Information on the designation process can be found here: http://www.phila.gov/historical/designation/Pages/default.aspx

Nominations can be found here:
 
3. Discussion of Bill 16071000
This bill would increase the parking minimum for several zoning districts. The civic association will be taking a position on the bill and will voice that opinion in a letter to Councilman Squilla and the Planning Commission. Information on the bill and a link to the bill can be found here: