Complaining of chronic dirt clouds and fumes outside their homes, neighbors asked the operators of a Torresdale Avenue landscaping materials yard for some relief last Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association. But on Friday, it appeared to be business as usual at Britton Industries Inc., as a backhoe and trucks of all shapes and sizes continued to kick up dusty debris.
If the fight over the use of one little Bustleton house were a reality TV show, it would be called Zoning Wars. So far, there have been several episodes, and another is in production now.
The Somerton Civic Association appointed new officers and rejected a local homeowner’s application to legalize an oversized shed in his yard during the civic group’s monthly meeting on June 10.
Automobile sales could be returning to the Holmesburg Shopping Center after the local civic association endorsed a zoning variance sought by the property owner last Thursday night.
Two zoning issues will be on the agenda at the next monthly meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, at the Liberty Evangelical Free Church, Linden Avenue and Milnor Street.
— The Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry plans to purchase a house on Bustleton Avenue to use for worship.
The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association has approved a local apartment building owner’s request for zoning exemptions for his property.
Residents and neighborhood groups had differing reactions after the City Council amended the zoning code to include parking spaces for homes with five units or more.