Zoning Meeting Outcomes

This page provides a summary of the dates/topics and outcomes of QVNA’s public zoning meetings.  If you are interested in:

  • Attending a Zoning Board of Appeal hearing click here.
  • Whether a particular zoning variance was granted by the ZBA,  go to atlas.phila.gov and type in the property’s address. From the left menu: click on Zoning, then scroll to Appeals.

2021

January 6 – no projects were reviewed

2020

December 9

  1.  503-05 S. 6th St (Refusal
    • Construction of attached building with deck and accessory parking, refused for deck encroachment on rear yard, minimum rear yard depth, and parking
    • Meeting outcome: Oppose due to failure to observe QV Overlay re parking and excessive rear yard depth.
  2.  537 League Street (Refusal).   
    • Permit use for accessory on-site parking prohibited in RSA-5.
    • Meeting outcome: Support conditional on providing a curb cut and max. 6′ fence.
November 11
  1.  537 League Street (Refusal).   
    • Permit use for accessory on-site parking prohibited in RSA-5.
    • Meeting outcome:  QVNA requested revised plans for this project.
  2.  503-505 South 6th Street (Refusal). 
    • Construction of attached building with deck and accessory parking, refused for deck encroachment on rear yard, minimum rear yard depth, and parking
    • Meeting outcome:  On 12/18/20 QVNA sent a letter to the ZBA in opposition of the variances that would permit insufficient rear yard depth at 503 South 6th Street and interior parking garages at street level at both 503 and 505 South 6th Street.
October 14 – no projects were reviewed
September 9 
    1.  1007 South 3rd Street (Refusal).
      • Allow multi-family living in RSA-5 and vehicle stall widths and lengths less than required.
      • Meeting outcome:  On 9/24/20, QVNA sent a letter to the ZBA in support of the variance, conditional on providing drawings and change in the material on the face of the pilot house, and site lines.
    2.  925-31 South 3rd Street (Refusal). Second Meeting of Applicant.
      • On 9/10/20, QVNA sent a revised letter to the ZBA in support based on presentation of revised drawings reducing height, mass and creating windowed habitable space on 1st floor.
August 12   925-31 South 3rd Street (Refusal).
      • Relocate lot lines to create one lot for erection of attached structure w/ roof deck for 3 dwelling units and 6 interior parking spaces.
      • Meeting outcome:  On 8/14/20, QVNA sent a letter to the ZBA in opposition to the applicant’s request for variance.  The association requested resubmission of revised plans to address matters of excess height and mass, insufficient roof deck setbacks, excessive pilot house area, first floor parking, and lack of site-imposed hardship.
July 8  – no projects were reviewed
June 28    428 Monroe Street (Refusal).
      • Erection of 4 modular classrooms in a single detached structure on part of Meredith School parking lot.
      • Meeting outcome:  On 6/26/20, QVNA sent a letter to the ZBA in support of the applicant’s request for variance, on condition that the Applicant agrees to support the Meredith School faculty, administration and Home & School Association in arranging for tree planting on Monroe Street and enhancement of the Monroe Street elevation of the modular building via mural painting, green-wall or similar treatment.
April and May – no projects were reviewed
March 11   1001-7 S. 4th Street (Refusal).
      • Wireless transmission requires special exception on RM-2 parcels.
      • Meeting outcome:  On 3/27/20 QVNA sent a letter to the ZBA in support of the applicant’s request for the Special Exception that is required to erect wireless transmission equipment in the church steeple and a fenced and vegetation screened equipment space on the property.supports this project.
February 5   435 South Street (Refusal).
      • Special Assembly Occupancy License. Use for a banquet hall/ event space for more than 50 people; assembly and entertainment prohibited in the South Street Headhouse District. QVNA reviewed project with South Street Headhouse District’s (SSHD) zoning committee.
      • Meeting outcome:
        • Another meeting required.  Applicant must to provide answers to a detailed list of questions and the need for an additional public meeting. Following meeting, SSHD sent a letter to applicant requesting details of all events held at Palm while it was open. No response received.
        • On 5/24/20, the property was posted with a “for lease” sign. No action was taken by QVNA or SSHD.
January 8   514-18 South Street (Refusal).
    • Special Assembly Occupancy License. Use for a banquet hall/ event space for more than 50 people; assembly and entertainment prohibited in the South Street Headhouse District. QVNA reviewed project with South Street Headhouse District’s (SSHD) zoning committee.
    • Meeting Outcome:
      • Both QVNA and SSHD need further discussion independently and together, as well as review zoning laws regarding provisos and business licensing process.
      • On 2/5/20, QVNA sent a letter to the ZBA stating association support with proviso for a Temporary Use Variance for 3 years for this space (ending February 5, 2023), during which time the applicant will need to obtain a Special Assembly Occupancy License and continue working with the community RCOs to ensure the responsible management and operation of this new event space.