Residents of East Torresdale spent more than two hours deliberating how to react to a local tavern owner’s proposal to expand his business. But by the end of an Aug. 11 meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association, Kevin Goodchild got neighbors’ go-ahead to more than double the capacity of Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe.
After a long-delayed hearing on whether a Bustleton businessman may legally make dental retainers in a residentially zoned Haldeman Avenue property, members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment decided not to decide.
Dolores Barbieri had large shoes to fill when she became president of the Somerton Civic Association. Some would say those shoes were enormous.
How and when community organizations find out about local zoning issues, and how much they find out is changing.
The owners of an apartment building and a tavern each won the approval of the East Torresdale Civic Association last week in separate zoning cases.
Volunteer community groups throughout the city each received the same alarming notice from the City Planning Commission last month. They were told that the city would no longer recognize them as of March 1.
A yearslong zoning duel between a Bustleton resident and the neighborhood’s civic group has been delayed.
Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee’s zoning panel didn’t support — or oppose — a Edmund Street homeowner’s plans to improve his property on the 4700 block.
A plan to build a couple of houses on an Evans Street property where just one now stands got the backing of Greater Bustleton Civic League members last week. However, it was far from unanimous support, and the property’s owners still need an OK from the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.