Zoning and Sidewalk Cafe Meeting
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 7:30 pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

810 E. Passyunk Avenue (Re-hearing)
Request: The application is for the construction of a 38’ high row-home with a roof deck on top accessed through a pilot house (to enclose stair only), for use as a single family home.
Refused for the following: Attached structures used solely for dwellings are prohibited in this commercial (CMX-2) zoning district.

909 Schell Street
Request: The application is for the construction of a 38’ high row-home with a roof deck on top accessed through a pilot house (roof deck railings to be 42” high; pilot house to be 10’ high; roof deck to be set back 5’ from the front of the building), for use as a single family home.
Refused for the following:
1. Minimum open area: 30% required (95 SF); no open area proposed
2. Rear yard depth: 9’ or 20% of depth required; no rear yard proposed
3. Rear yard minimum SF: 144 SF required; no rear yard proposed

734-38 Bainbridge Street (through to Perth Street)
Request: The application is for the demolition of the Klinghoffer showroom, subdivision into three lots, and the construction of three 38’ high row-homes, each with balconies at the 3rd and 4th floor fronts, roof decks at the 3rd and 4th floor rears, and one-car parking garage accessed in the back via Perth Street.
Refused for the following:
1. Use: Properties in the mixed use CMX-2 zoning district require commercial uses on the ground floor
2. Open area required 25%; no open area proposed
3. Rear yard depth 9’; no rear yard proposed

739-41 Bainbridge Street (through to Kater Street)
Request: The application is for the demolition of the Klinghoffer garage (done), subdivision into four lots, and the construction of four 38’ high row-homes, each with accessory roof deck accessed by a pilot house (roof deck railings to be 42” high; pilot house to be 10’ high; roof deck to be set back 8’ from the front of the building), and one-car parking garage accessed from the front of each house (two on Bainbridge, two on Kater).
Refused for the following:
1. Use: Properties in the mixed use CMX-2 zoning district require commercial uses on the ground floor
2. Use: Off-street, front-access parking is prohibited in this zoning district
3. Open area required 25%; 15% proposed

744-46 Christian Street (aka 901-903 S. 8th Street) – Sidewalk Cafe Application for Tres Jalapenos
Request: Sidewalk Cafe at Tres Jalapenos restaurant. Advisory letter to be sent to Councilman’s office.
Details:
42 seats along both Christian and S. 8th Streets; open same hours as restaurant (11am-10pm); trash handled by existing receptacles; no waiter stations outside.

831 Christian Street – Sidewalk Cafe Application for 12 Steps Down
Request: Sidewalk Cafe at 12 Steps Down restaurant. Advisory letter to be sent to Councilman’s office.
Details:
16 seats along Christian Street only; operating 11am-10pm daily; all trash and waiter service areas to be handled from interior of restaurant.

This constitutes public notice per City Planning Commission Regulations 12.4.4 of the new zoning code.