Zoning and Development
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The city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously denied the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s appeal of a building permit issued to developers seeking to build a 33-unit apartment complex at 10 W. Bethlehem Pike, clearing the way for a proposal heavily opposed by residents. more
Mt. Airy residents are so used to some developers erecting high-rise apartments without apparent regard for the impact on local traffic or quality of life that they were not sure what to expect when Lee Hecht, president of Able Plumbing Supply, invited them to a Zoom meeting. more
A group of area residents braved the cold on Dec. 4 to protest the development of a new high-rise at the site of the former JOA Mart at Hortter and McCallum streets. Time was not on their side. A notice on the building announced that it is slated for demolition on Dec. 8. more
“People may disagree about what they want to see happen there, but there is pretty much universal agreement that six years is too long for it to sit vacant. It’s had a negative impact, not just on the building but also on the surrounding community,” said Emaleigh Doley, executive director of the Germantown United Development Corp. more
After four years, Frank DiCicco stepped down as Chair of the city’s five-member Zoning Board of Adjustment. His replacement is Temple University’s Vice President for Public, Government and Community Affairs, William Bergman. more
The entrance, at the intersection of Germantown and Hillcrest Avenues, is for the Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. more
Jim Lee, Springfield Township Commissioner for Ward 3, provides some additional thoughts and context as there continues to be a lot of dialogue being shared by neighbors and various interested parties about Haws Lane. more
First, they wanted to build a 55-unit senior housing apartment complex, then a 41-unit townhouse complex, then 36-units. Still the neighbors said no.  Now the company is opting for a behavioral  health facility – something they don’t need to get neighbors approval to build.  more
A Philadelphia City Council committee approved legislation to make these “streeteries” a permanent fixture in some parts of the city last week – a move that many in the Northwest say is a very good thing. more
The Philadelphia Historical Commission unanimously decided to add the French Village Historic District to the city’s Register of Historic Places on Friday morning, completing a more than ten year process to get historic protections for the Mt. Airy neighborhood. more
As a result of the federal infrastructure bill passed last week, the Nicetown Community Development Corporation will receive $1 million to develop a sports court beneath the elevated Roosevelt Boulevard. more
New Police hires and promotions; Preliminary presentation - 1110 Willow Grove Avenue development; Proposed Haws Lane Development; 2022 Budget Presentation; Mermaid park tree planting; and Holiday lights competition. more
Neighbors in Mt. Airy’s central business district will likely soon see a taller version of the historic building that once housed the Mt. Airy National Bank at 7208-10 Germantown Ave. Developer … more
In order to address the problem of empty storefronts that has plagued Lower Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, members of the Chestnut Hill Planning and Development Group are considering a possible … more
The closure is from Allens Lane and Emlen Street to Germantown Avenue and Cresheim Valley Drive.e is expected to remain closed from November 2021 through April 2022. more
Ken Weinstein, owner of Philly Office Retail development company and co-founder of the Mt. Airy Business District, is teaming up with Morris Arboretum to turn Mt. Airy’s two-mile business … more
More than two years after developer The Goldenberg Group bought property that formerly housed the old Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House and former headquarters of Blossom Philadelphia, neighbors … more
Cresheim Valley Drive will remain closed for some 6 months, from November through early 2022. The closure will be from Allens Lane and Emlen St to Germantown Ave. and Cresheim Valley Drive. more
The township’s Emergency Operations Center received 41 damage assessment reports from residents living in watershed areas in Wyndmoor, Erdenheim, Flourtown and Oreland. Ford offered 12 potential projects for stormwater management improvements ranging from retrofitting and expanding existing inlets, storm sewers, and detention basins to new sewer and detention basin construction, and a community program encouraging residents to use rain barrels. more
An appeal hearing held to challenge the proposed five story, 34-unit apartment complex at 10 W. Bethlehem Pike was delayed Wednesday afternoon when a witness for the city didn’t show up.  more
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