U. Holmesburg to discuss apartment building

The Up­per Holmes­burg Civic As­so­ci­ation plans to dis­cuss a zon­ing ap­plic­a­tion for an apart­ment build­ing at 8433 Tor­res­dale Ave. dur­ing the civic group’s next monthly meet­ing on Dec. 20.

An at­tor­ney rep­res­ent­ing the land­lord is ex­pec­ted to ex­plain the ap­plic­a­tion and an­swer ques­tions. Dur­ing the UHCA’s most re­cent meet­ing on Nov. 15, pres­id­ent Stan Cy­w­in­ski re­por­ted that the site has about 22 rent­al units, but de­tails of the zon­ing ap­plic­a­tion were un­known.

In an un­re­lated zon­ing is­sue, Cy­w­in­ski re­por­ted that the Holme Circle Civic As­so­ci­ation is in­vest­ig­at­ing the pro­posed sale of the Mount Naz­areth con­vent at 2755 Holme Ave. The site has been a re­tire­ment home for the Sis­ters of the Holy Fam­ily of Naz­areth, who re­cently va­cated the prop­erty and moved in­to a newly con­struc­ted home nearby.

Ac­cord­ing to Holme Circle Civic As­so­ci­ation lead­ers, the sis­ters hope to sell the older build­ing to a com­pany that will re­devel­op it as an apart­ment com­plex for seni­ors. 

The next Up­per Holmes­burg meet­ing is sched­uled for Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at St. Domin­ic’s Mari­an Hall, 8532 Frank­ford Ave. In ad­di­tion to the agenda of busi­ness, mem­bers will hold their an­nu­al Christ­mas Party. ••

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