Planning Chestnut Hill
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The Chestnut Hill Community Association Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee meeting on September 9 was devoted to reviewing plans for a development of eight townhouses at 8201 Shawnee … more
Cresheim Valley Drive between Navajo Street and Cresheim Road will remain closed for some 6 months, from the end of August through early 2022. more
On August 4 the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustments approved a variance on 540 W. Moreland St. that had failed to win support from any of the CHCA review committees or the surrounding neighbors. more
While neither required approval from the DRC, the design review did lead to changes recommended by the committee. more
A variance request for subdividing the property at 540 W. Moreland was denied. A variance allowing an existing semi-detached cottage behind 215 E. Evergreen Avenue to be used as a long-term rental property was approved. more
The Chestnut Hill Community Association Design Review Committee meeting on June 15 covered two existing issues and heard preliminary reports on two newer variance requests. more
With indoor dining restrictions lifting and summer crowds returning, this is the time of year when the Chestnut Hill Business District puts everything in place for the rest of the year. more
The proposed division of 540 W. Moreland Ave was opposed by the committee on the grounds that it provided no information on plans for the new lot, nor architectural details for restoration of the existing main house. more
Three zoning issues were presented. These were all initial presentations for DRC guidance, and no decisions were made. more
The LUPZ meeting May 6 reviewed several agenda items, but no decisions were made, pending input from other groups. more
The hearing resumption is scheduled for 2 p.m., June 23. more
The CHCA has one of the most elaborate review processes in the City. Why? Because the process has proven over decades to be effective at improving outcomes. more
On Thursday, April 25, the Chestnut Hill Community Association Board of Directors approved the variance request on 30 W. Highland Ave., incorporating changes made earlier in the week. more
They hired a lawyer to uncover zoning violations, sent a letter to the Chestnut Hill Community Association, and met with Cindy Bass. Near-neighbors to the old top of the Hill Sunoco station have … more
Philly Office Retail handles the leases for three regional rail stations. Ken Weinstein and his partners are looking into eight more. more
Henry O’Reilly’s plan to demolish his company’s headquarters at 30 W. Highland Ave. and replace it with eight townhouses has prompted one Hill resident to organize opposition to the plan online, with more than 80 respondents saying they were concerned the project would negatively impact the neighborhood. more
By the last quarter of 2019, common wisdom held that real estate in Philadelphia was about to peak. By February 2021, home prices were up by 12% over the previous year. more
On Tuesday, Feb. 16 the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Development Review Committee heard from the developers of an apartment building at 10 Bethlehem Pike, and addressed concerns surrounding plans for a Mexican restaurant at 8612 Germantown Avenue. more
Last Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Development Review Committee (CHCA DRC) voted over Zoom to form an ad-hoc committee to resolve design questions around … more
Last Thursday evening, Feb. 11, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee (CHCA LUPZC) met over Zoom in a special interim session to review the proposed … more
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