Zoning and Development
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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
Springfield Township will resume in-person meetings for all Board of Commissioner and advisory commission meetings beginning July 1, 2021.  But things are not going back to the old “normal.”  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
 Mt. Airy Business Improvement District is responsible for more than two miles of Germantown Avenue, from Cresheim Valley Road to Washington Lane. Starting at Washington Lane, Germantown United CDC takes over for the next few miles. 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
A new neighborhood group is forming in response to rapid density-oriented real estate development in Mt. Airy clustered along Germantown and Chew Avenues. East Mt. Airy resident, Linda Bell, is … more
The question now is whether it turns into a 107-unit assisted living facility or luxury townhomes.     more
On a recent afternoon, Susan Nam considered how a proposed nine-house development in East Mt. Airy and a surprise historic designation for one of the buildings involved could change her life. more
Three zoning issues were presented. These were all initial presentations for DRC guidance, and no decisions were made. more
The contested development plans for a 34-unit apartment building next to Pleasant Playground in East Mt. Airy hinge on known pollution at the site and what will eventually be done with it. 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
The Springfield Township’s workshop meeting on April 12 took a decidedly heated turn when it came to discussing the latest proposal to develop an institutionally zoned tract of land at 380-402 … 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
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
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