November 14, 2017 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

1008 Christian St. (through to Salter St.)
Request: For a lot adjustment to create two (2) lots, shown as Parcels “A” and “B”, from one existing lot; with one dwelling to front Christian St. and the other to front Salter St.

On Parcel A: For the erection of a roof deck on top of the two-story rear portion of an existing attached building to be accessed from a door on the third floor. For use as a single-family household.

On Parcel B: For the erection of an attached 3-story building to include a roof deck at the 4th floor level accessed from a pilothouse. For use as a single-family household.

Two (2) Zoning Refusals:

  1. Minimum lot area required Parcel “A” 1,440 sq ft. Proposed 870 sq ft. Minimum lot area required Parcel “B” 1,440 sq ft. Proposed 787 sq ft.
  2. Minimum open area (% of lot) required for Parcel A: 35%. Proposed 20%.

September 5, 2017 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

604-606 S 9th Street (former Via Bicycle location)
Request: For the lot adjustment to create one (1) lot (“Parcel A” on plans) from two (2) existing lots. For the erection of an addition with a roof deck accessed from the fourth floor, to an existing attached structure. For use as two (2) vacant commercial spaces on the first floor, with ten (10) dwelling units above, with one (1) accessory garage parking space. No signs on this permit.

One (1) Use Refusal: Accessory parking is prohibited.

One (1) Zoning Refusals: Maximum height allowed 38 ft, proposed 50’1”.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA


773 S 11th Street
Request: Application for the partial demolition of existing structure at rear, and for the erection of a second and third floor rear addition and a deck at second floor. Application includes a vacant commercial space on the first floor with two (2) family households from second through third floor.

Two (2) Zoning Refusals:

  1. Open area. Required: 20% of lot. Proposed: 0% of lot.
  2. Rear yard depth. Required 9 ft. Proposed 0 ft.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition with Conditions

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted with provisos


610 S 7th Street
Request: Construction of a third story addition to existing two story attached structure.

One (1) Zoning Refusal: Rear wall does not meet a rear yard minimum depth requirement, so a vertical extension of that wall is an increase of that specific nonconformity and is not permitted. Minimum lot area required 1440 sq ft (proposed 879 sq ft), and rear yard minimum depth 9 ft required (proposed 0 ft).

June 6, 2017 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

800 S 10th Street
Request: For a lot adjustment to create two (2) lots from Parcel A and Parcel B.

      • Parcel A: for use as a business and professional office on the 1st floor and multi-family household with three (3) dwelling units. No change to height or area of structure.
      • Parcel B: for use as single family household living with three (3) accessory, interior parking spaces. No change in height or area of structure.

One (1) Use Refusal: Lot area for three (3) dwellings. Parcel A Required 1440 sq ft. Proposed 1235.1 sq ft.

Two (2) Zoning Refusals:

      • Parcel A: Lot area Required 1440 sq ft. Proposed 1235.1 sq ft.
      • Parcel B: Lot area Required 1440 sq ft. Proposed 658.1 sq ft.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted


920 League Street
Request: Partial demolition and reconstruction/enlargement of second floor, rear. New roof deck on roof of second floor, accessed from doorway on third floor. No pilot house.

One (1) Zoning Refusal: Where a rear wall does not meet a rear yard minimum depth requirement, a vertical extension of that wall is an increase of that specific nonconformity and is not permitted. Minimum rear yard depth 9 ft. Proposed 2 ft 9 ⅛ inches.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

April 25, 2017 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 4:00pm
Headhouse Shambles building, 200 Pine Street

830 South Street

Proposal: Seeking a use variance to create a residential dwelling unit in the basement.

Summary of Refusal: A maximum of three (3) dwelling units are permitted for lots that are 1,440 sqft – 1,919 sqft are permitted. The project proposes four (4) dwelling units for a lot that is 1,710 sqft.

South Street Headhouse District is serving as the Coordinating RCO, and affected Bella Vista neighbors are invited to this public hearing on April 25th at 4pm at the Headhouse Shambles building, 200 Pine Street.

April 4, 2017 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

730 S Hutchinson Street

Request: For the erection of an addition and pilot house to an existing attached structure. For use as a single-family dwelling with roof deck.

One (1) Zoning Refusal: Maximum building height Permitted 38’0”, Proposed 39’11”

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition with special concern to temporarily hold decision

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

705 Fulton Street
Request:
For the erection of a front addition on third floor as part of an existing attached structure (Height 32.3 Ft). For use as a single-family dwelling.

Two (2) Zoning Refusals: For minimum rear yard depth above 12 feet of building height. Required: 9 feet. Proposed: 0 feet

      1. Front setback required above the second story. Required 8 ft, Proposed 0 ft.
      2. Min open area (% of lot). Required 225 sq ft (30%), Proposed 184 sq ft (24.5%).

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

923 S 8th Street
Request:
Application for the proposed use as a three family dwelling in an existing attached structure, currently zoned RM-1 (multi-family).

One (1) Zoning Refusal: Minimum lot area required for three family dwelling, 1080 sq ft. Proposed 1034 sq ft.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

January 10, 2017 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

800 Delhi Street [2nd Hearing]

Request: For the erection of an addition to an existing, single-family household, with a roof deck above the second story and a roof deck above the third story.

One (1) Use Refusal: For minimum rear yard depth above 12 feet of building height. Required: 9 feet. Proposed: 0 feet

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition with subsequent design changes made to be honored by applicant

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted with provisos

623 Washington Avenue
Request:
For the demolition of existing structure, and for the erection of an attached structure with a roof deck accessed by a pilot house, size and location as shown on plan/application. For use as a commercial space on the first floor and multi‐family (three dwellings) household living above; no signs on this permit.

Three (3) Zoning Refusals: For minimum rear yard depth above 12 feet of building height. Required: 9 feet. Proposed: 0 feet

      1. Max occupied area. Allowable 75%, 540 Sq Ft. Proposed 88.89%, 640 Sq Ft.
      2. Min rear yard depth. Required, 9 Ft. Proposed, 5 Ft.
      3. Maximum height. Required, 38 Ft. Proposed, 49 Ft.

One (1) Use Refusal:

      1. Minimum lot area for three (3) dwelling units. Required 1440 Sq Ft. Proposed, 720 Sq Ft.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition (concerns & conditions listed)

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted with provisos

824 S 8th Street ‐ location of Coeur Restaurant
Request:
Applicants are seeking permission to sell “carry‐out” beer, amendment to existing Conditional Licensing Agreement for Liquor License.

December 6, 2016 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

800 Delhi Street

Request: For the erection of an addition to an existing, single-family household, with a roof deck above the second story and a roof deck above the third story.

One (1) Use Refusal: For minimum rear yard depth above 12 feet of building height. Required: 9 feet. Proposed: 0 feet

604-606 S 9th St
Unofficial Informal Presentation (Current Via Bicycle location)

Proposed: 17,000 square foot, multi-family apartment building with CMX-2 zoning.

November 1, 2016 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

824 South 8th Street

Request: Applicants are seeking permission to sell “carry-out” beer, amendment to existing Conditional Licensing Agreement for Liquor License.

August 9, 2016 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

618 South 8th Street

Request: For the use of three (3) single family apartment units within an existing attached structure. No changes in height or area of existing building.

One (1) Use Refusal:

1. Minimum lot area for 3 dwelling units: Proposed: 1016.17 Sq Ft. Required: 1080 Sq Ft.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

623 Washington Avenue SECOND HEARING

Request: For the erection of an attached structure with balconies located at the front of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor level, roof deck access structure, and roof deck above the 4th floor level. For use as a commercial space on the first floor and multi-family (three dwellings) household living above.

Two (2) Zoning Refusal:

1. Max occupied area. Allowable 80%, 540 Sq Ft. Proposed 88.88%, 640 Sq Ft.
2. Min rear yard depth. Required 9 Ft. Proposed 5 Ft.

Three (3) Use Refusal:

1. Maximum Dwelling Units. Allowable 2. Proposed 3.
2. Minimum Height of Balcony – 2nd floor level balcony. Required 10 ft. Proposed 8 ft, 8 inches.
3. The proposed balconies located at the front of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor level are prohibited in the CMX-2 zoning district.

July 5, 2016 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

1019 – 1021 South 8th Street

Request: The relocation of lot lines to create on (1) lot from two existing zoning lots. Further, for the proposed use of business and professional on the first floor and part of the second floor of 1019 S 8th Street, and three dwelling units total on partial second floor of 1019 S 8th Street and third floor of the existing structure.

One (1) Use Refusal:

1. The proposed use, business and professional office, is prohibited in this RM-1 zoning district.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted with provisos

623 Washington Avenue

Request: For the erection of an attached structure with balconies located at the front of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor level, roof deck access structure, and roof deck above the 4th floor level. For use as a commercial space on the first floor and multi-family (three dwellings) household living above.

Two (2) Zoning Refusal:

1. Max occupied area. Allowable 80%, 540 Sq Ft. Proposed 88.88%, 640 Sq Ft.
2. Min rear yard depth. Required 9 Ft. Proposed 5 Ft.

Three (3) Use Refusal:

1. Maximum Dwelling Units. Allowable 2. Proposed 3.
2. Minimum Height of Balcony – 2nd floor level balcony. Required 10 ft. Proposed 8 ft, 8 inches.
3. The proposed balconies located at the front of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor level are prohibited in the CMX-2 zoning district.

June 7, 2016 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

709 Fulton Street

Request: For the erection of a third floor addition to an existing attached two‐story single family home.

One (1) Zoning Refusal:

1. Minimum front setback. Required: 8’, Proposed 2’7”.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition

Letter to ZBA

711 Fulton Street

Request: For the erection of a third floor addition to an existing attached two‐story single family home.

One (1) Zoning Refusal:

1. Minimum front setback. Required: 8’, Proposed 2’7”.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition

Letter to ZBA

May 3, 2016 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

723 S 9th Street (through to Schell Street) THIRD HEARING

Request: For the complete demolition of both the existing dwelling fronting S. 9th Street and an existing garage structure fronting S. Schell Street. For the erection of an attached single family dwelling structure with roof decks at the fourth floor front and rear, third floor rear and second floor rear. For the creation of two (2) accessory interior off-street parking spaces accessed from Schell Street.

One (1) Use Refusal:

1. The proposed tandem mechanical off-street accessory parking is prohibited in the RSA-5 residential zoning district.

Two (2) Zoning Refusals:

1. Maximum building height: Allowed 38 ft; Proposed 46 ft 9 inches.

2. Minimum open lot area: Required 30% (540 sq ft); Proposed 11.81% (212.63 sq ft).

816 S Mildred Street

Request: Application for the erection of a 3rd floor addition with third floor level roof deck, and for a 4th floor level pilot house to access a 4th floor level deck.

One (1) Use Refusal:

1. Minimum roof deck setback (at 3rd story level). Proposed: 0’0” Required: 5’0”

One (1) Zoning Refusal:

1. Minimum rear yard depth at level of construction. Proposed: 1’3.5” Required: 9’0”

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

April 5, 2016 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

723 S 9th Street (through to Schell Street) SECOND HEARING

Request: For the complete demolition of both the existing dwelling fronting S. 9th Street and an existing garage structure fronting S. Schell Street. For the erection of an attached single family dwelling structure with roof decks at the fourth floor front and rear, third floor rear and second floor rear. For the creation of two (2) accessory interior off-street parking spaces accessed from Schell Street.

One (1) Use Refusal:

1. The proposed tandem mechanical off-street accessory parking is prohibited in the RSA-5 residential zoning district.

Two (2) Zoning Refusals:

1. Maximum building height: Allowed 38 ft; Proposed 46 ft 9 inches.

2. Minimum open lot area: Required 30% (540 sq ft); Proposed 11.81% (212.63 sq ft).

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition (lot coverage)/Non-Opposition (structure/height)

Letter to ZBA

 

1023 Christian Street

Request: Application for an increase in number of dwelling units from a two (2) family dwelling to a three (3) family dwelling in an existing structure.

One (1) Use Refusal:

1. The proposed use, a multi-family dwelling, three (3) apartments is prohibited in this RSA-5 single family zoning district.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

 

840 Christian Street

Request: Application is for a dog daycare facility (animal service). No boarding or other services on first floor (840-842 Christian Street) with all other uses as previously approved in an existing structure.

One (1) Referral:

1. The proposed use, animal service, requires a special exception approval in this zoning district.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

March 1, 2016 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

607-611 Bainbridge Street

Request: Application for a lot adjustment to create one (1) lot from two (2) OPA tax accounts, and from one (1) deeded lot. At 611 Bainbridge Street, proposal to construct a two (2) story addition to an existing one (1) story structure to make one (1) 40 ft 9 ¼” high combined structure. Also, for the erection of a roof deck above the third floor accessed by a pilot house for a single family household living on second through fourth floors with existing art gallery at first floor.

One (1) Use Refusal:

1. Roof deck setback from extreme front of building; Required 5ft, Proposed 0 ft.

Three (3) Zoning Refusals:

1. Open area; Required 25% of lot (398.3 sq ft). Proposed 8.9% of lot (142.8 sq ft).

2. Rear yard depth; Required 9 ft. Proposed 0 ft.

3. Height of structure; Allowed 38 ft. Proposed 40 ft 9 ¼ inches.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted with provisions/revised plans

 

723 S 9th Street (through to Schell Street)

Request: For the complete demolition of both the existing dwelling fronting S. 9th Street and an existing garage structure fronting S. Schell Street. For the erection of an attached single family dwelling structure with roof decks at the fourth floor front and rear, third floor rear and second floor rear. For the creation of two (2) accessory interior off-street parking spaces accessed from Schell Street.

One (1) Use Refusal:

1. The proposed tandem mechanical off-street accessory parking is prohibited in the RSA-5 residential zoning district.

Two (2) Zoning Refusals:

1. Maximum building height: Allowed 38 ft; Proposed 46 ft 9 inches.

2. Minimum open lot area: Required 30% (540 sq ft); Proposed 11.81% (212.63 sq ft)

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition (lot coverage)/Non-Opposition (structure/height)

Letter to ZBA

939 S 10th Street (NE Corner at Carpenter Street) Second Hearing

Request: For the partial demolition of a wall and roof at the 1st floor rear yard and for the erection of a rear addition at the 2nd floor with a roof deck at 3rd floor level. Also, as part of the existing structure, for the erection of a 4th floor level pilot house and roof deck.

Two (2) Zoning Refusals:

1. Rear yard minimum depth: Required 5’ 0”. Proposed 0’ 0”.

2. Open area (corner lot) minimum: Required 20%. Proposed 7% at 2nd floor, 14% at 1st and 3rd floors.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

 

906 Christian Street-Sidewalk Cafe Application for Al Zaytouna Restaurant

Request: Hearing to consider outdoor sidewalk seating. Plans to be provided at the meeting.

Details: Advisory letter to be issued to Councilman Squilla’s office.

BVNA Zoning Committee

Advisory Letter to Councilman Squilla

 

February 2, 2016 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

939 S 10th Street (NE Corner at Carpenter Street)

Request: For the partial demolition of a wall and roof at the 1st floor rear yard and for the erection of a rear addition at the 2nd floor with a roof deck at 3rd floor level. Also, as part of the existing structure, for the erection of a 4th floor level pilot house and roof deck.

Two (2) Zoning Refusals:

1. Rear yard minimum depth: Required 5’ 0”. Proposed 0’ 0”.
2. Open area (corner lot) minimum: Required 20%. Proposed 7% at 2nd floor.

Existing open area (non-conforming) 20%, 14% at 1st and 3rd floors.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

 

January 5, 2016 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

601 Christian Street (2nd Meeting)

Revised Request: For the erection of a 4 story structure with 5th level deck and pilot house. Height proposal revised down to 45’. First floor for use as sit down restaurant and multi‐family household living with nine (9) units above on 2nd through 4th floors (revised down from 12 units). Roof deck accessory to residential units only. No signs or parking on this application.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Denied

 

805‐807 S Mildred Street

Request: For the erection of an addition to an existing attached structure. The addition to include a roof access above the 3rd floor to roof deck and pilot house at 4th floor level. For use as a single family home.

One (1) Refusal for Use:

The roof access structure is not set back from the extreme front of the building. Requires 5 foot setback.

One (1) Refusal for Zoning:

Height Proposed 47.5 ft. Allowable 38 ft.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

 

602 Fulton Street

Request: For the lot adjustment to create two (2) lots (Parcels “A” and “B”) from one (1) existing lot. For the complete demolition of all structures on Parcel “B”; for continued use as a single family home on attached structure on Parcel “A”. No change to height or area of structure on Parcel “A”.

Three (3) Zoning Refusals for Parcel “A”:

1. Minimum Lot Area: Proposed 740 sq ft. Required 1440 sq ft.
2. Minimum Open Area: Proposed 2.50%, 18.5 sq ft. Required 30%, 222 sq ft.
3. Minimum Rear Yard: Proposed 1.09 sq ft. Required 5 ft 1st floor, 9 ft above 1st fl.

One (1) Zoning Refusals for Parcel “B”:

1. Minimum Lot Area: Proposed 740 sq ft. Required 1440 sq ft.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition

Letter to ZBA

 

615 S 9th Street (2nd Meeting, Amended Application)

Request: Application for the legalization and use of off‐street parking space accessory to a single‐family dwelling in an existing attached structure, and legalization of rear 10’ high fence and gate.

One (1) Refusal for Use:

The proposed use of surface parking in the required rear yard depth is not permitted in this residential district.

One (1) Refusal for Zoning:

Proposed height of fence 10’ 0”. Allowable 6’ 0”.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition

Letter to ZBA

 

December 1, 2015 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

601 Christian Street (former Triangle Park)

Request: For the erection of a 5 story structure with 6th level deck and pilot house. First floor for use as sit down restaurant and multi-family household living with twelve (12) units above on 2nd through 5th floors.  Roof deck accessory to residential units only.  No signs or parking on this application.

Two (2) Refusals for Use:

          1. Lot Area for 12 Dwelling Units:  Required 6,239 sq ft.  Proposed 2,702 sq ft.
          2. Bicycle Parking Spaces:  Required 4.  Proposed 0.

Three (3) Refusals for Zoning:

          1. Occupied Area: Allowable 2,162 Sq Ft (80%). Proposed 2,702 sq ft (100%)
          2. Height:  Allowable 38 ft.  Proposed 64 ft.
          3. Rear Yard Depth:  Required 9 ft.  Proposed 0 ft.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Denied

 

917 E Passyunk Avenue

Request: For the demolition of an existing fence wall and the erection of a new ten foot (10’0”) high opaque fence wall with garage door to create one (1) non-accessory, off-street surface parking space on the lot.

One (1) Refusal for Use:

Non-accessory surface parking is prohibited in the CMX-1 zoning district.

One (1) Refusal for Zoning:

Maximum fence height allowable is 8’0”.  Proposed 10’0”.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition

Letter to ZBA

November 4, 2015 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

1009 S 7th Street

Request: For the legalization of and erection of an addition at the first and third floors in the rear of an existing attached structure. The application is also for a roof deck accessed by a pilot house (to enclose access stairs only). This will be for continued use as a single-family dwelling.

One (1) Refusal for Zoning:

Open area required is 30% of lot area (255.8 sq ft). Proposed 19.11% (163.0 sq ft)

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

 

917 E Passyunk Avenue

Request: For the demolition of an existing fence wall and the erection of a new ten foot (10’0”) high opaque fence wall with garage door to create one (1) non-accessory, off-street surface parking space on the lot.

One (1) Refusal for Use:

Non-accessory surface parking is prohibited in the CMX-1 zoning district.

One (1) Refusal for Zoning:

Maximum fence height allowable is 8’0”.  Proposed 10’0”.

October 6, 2015 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

645-647 Bainbridge Street

Request: Application to add two (2) new dwellings at the first floor to replace an existing commercially zoned space in a building with two (2) pre-existing dwellings at the 2nd and 3rd floors for a total of four (4) dwelling units.

One (1) Refusal for Use:

The proposed, multi-family household living, is prohibited in this zoning district. Current zoning district CMX-1.

615 S 9th Street

Request: Application to legalize a single family dwelling accessory rear access off-street parking space opening to South Schell Street.

One (1) Refusal for Use:

The proposed use of surface parking in the required rear yard area is not permitted in this residential district.

730 Fulton Street

Request: Application is for the erection of a 3rd floor addition with roof deck access stair structure to reach a new deck at the 4th floor level as part of a single family dwelling.

Three (3) Refusals for Zoning:

1. Minimum open area.  Required 30% (225 sq ft), Proposed 23.3% (174.78 sq ft).

2. Minimum rear yard depth.  Required 9 ft, Proposed 5’9 ¾”.

3. Minimum front setback. Required 8 ft, Proposed 5 ft.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition

Letter to ZBA

 

September 1, 2015 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

727 Washington Ave – 2nd Meeting / Revised Proposal

Original Request (heard in April 2015): Application for commercial uses as permitted in CMX-2 on the first floor, and an existing single-family dwelling above, in an existing structure.
Amended Request: Asian grocery store with prepared foods & beverages for dine-in and take-out. No hot stove cooking.

Refusal – Use Refusals (RM-1 Zoning District):

Proposed commercial use is prohibited in this zoning district.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

 

August 4, 2015 Zoning Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

827 Carpenter Street
Request: Application is for the erection of a two‐story addition with two (2) roof decks on the second story level, to a one‐story attached ‘CMX‐2’ designated structure, to be used as a single‐family dwelling on the second and third floors with an accessory parking garage on the first floor.

Two (2) Use Refusals:
1. An accessory parking garage is expressly prohibited in this zoning district for one-family or two-family use.
2. The first floor does not contain a non-residential use along 100% of the ground floor frontage and within the first 30 feet of building depth; therefore is expressly prohibited in this zoning district.

Two (2) Zoning Refusals:

1. Minimum roof deck setback from extreme front of building: Required 5 ft; Proposed 0 ft.

2. Maximum railing and/or fencing height: Allowed 42”; Proposed 70”.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

 

734-738 Bainbridge Street – Klinghoffer South-side Site
Informational meeting: general questions and on-going discussion.

Results of June 9, 2015 Zoning and Liquor License Meeting

613‐15 South 7th Street

Request: The application is for the demolition of all structures and for the erection of an attached structure (maximum height not to exceed 38 feet) with a roof deck above accessed by a pilot house. The structure to be used as vacant commercial space as permitted in the district on the first floor (use registration required prior to occupancy) and for four (4) dwelling units on the second thru third floor.

Use Refusal: Four (4) dwelling units required 2399 sq ft. Proposed 2187 sq ft.

Zoning Refusals:
1. Maximum occupied area allowed 80%. Proposed 100%.
2. Minimum rear yard depth 9 ft. Proposed 0 ft.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

Results of May 12, 2015 Zoning and Liquor License Meeting

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)


901‐03 S 10th Street ‐ Santucci’s Restaurant

Request: The partial demolition of the existing structure (1 story portion of structure and pilothouse) and for the erection of a 4 story addition with 4th floor access to a rooftop deck (no pilothouse, roof deck accessory to residential use). Structure for use as a sit down restaurant (to extend previously approved sit down restaurant into 1st floor of addition) and multi‐family household living (four dwelling units).

Use Refusals (50% RSA‐5, 50% CMX‐1):
1. The proposed addition is an extension of a use (sit‐down restaurant) granted by prior 
variance from the ZBA. Proposal is not consistent with the provisos of the variance.
2. The proposed use, multi‐family household living (4 dwellings) is expressly prohibited 
in both the RSA‐5 and CMX‐1 zoning districts.

Zoning Refusals (50% RSA‐5, 50% CMX‐1):
1. Open area required is 30% (714 sq ft); proposed 0%.
2. Height allowable is 38 ft; proposed 44 ft.

ZBA Decision: Granted: PER REVISED PLANS CONSISTING ONE (1) PAGE STAMPED TODAY (6/2/15) BY THE ZBA. ALL OUTDOOR FURNITURE MUST BE STORED INSIDE. ALL TRASH MUST BE STORED INSIDE AND PICK-UP VIA COMMERICAL PICK-UP ON CHRISTIAN ST


607‐609 Queen Street and 611‐615 Queen Street

Request: Lot adjustment to create three (3) lots (parcels A, B and C) from two (2) lots (607‐09 Queen and 611‐615 Queen) and from one (1) deeded lot as follows: Parcel A: for the erection of a 4 story dwelling (40’6” high), rear deck at second floor, front deck at second floor, covered deck at 3rd floor front, additional roof deck and pilot house (for roof deck access only) at the 5th floor level, and for an 11’ high masonry wall at the front property line on Queen Street to access a driveway for an accessory (2) car interior parking garage. Parcel B and C: For the erection of a 4 story attached dwelling (40’6” high), rear deck at 2nd floor, front deck at 4th floor, rear deck at 4th floor, roof deck at 5th floor level and pilothouse (for roof deck access only), and with a (1) car accessory interior parking garage accessed from Queen St.

Use Refusals (RM‐1 Zoning District):
The proposed off‐street parking for a single‐family use not provided by a shared driveway or rear alley is prohibited in this residential parking control area.

Zoning Refusals:
Parcel A ‐ Height of wall at front. Required 6 ft; Proposed 11 ft.
2.
Parcel A ‐ Front yard setback. Required 0 ft; Proposed 14’1”.
3.
Parcel A, B and C ‐ Height of structure. Allowable 38 ft; Proposed 40’6”.
4. Parcel C ‐ Lot Area. Required 1,440 sq ft; Proposed 1,272 sq ft.
5.
Parcel C ‐ Open Area. Required 30% (381.6 sq ft); Proposed 28.2% (358.3 sq ft)

ZBA Decision: Granted


735‐737 Pemberton Street
(3rd meeting ‐ Revised Application)

Request: Application for the complete demolition of existing structures on both lots, for the relocation of lot lines to create one lot from 2 deeded lots, for the erection of an attached structure (maximum 38’ high), deck at 2nd floor rear; covered deck at fourth floor front, roof deck at the fifth floor level with a pilothouse for roof deck access only.

Zoning Refusals (RSA‐5 Zoning District): Rear yard depth required 5 ft below first 12 feet of building and 9 ft above. Proposed 0 ft.

711‐715 Bainbridge Street

Request: Currently a surface parking lot: Application for relocation of lot lines to create one (1) lot from six (6) deeded lots; for the erection of four attached dwellings with four rooftop decks on structure A (along South 7th st); for the erection of two attached dwellings with two roof decks each on structure B (Bainbridge St through to Kater St), and with accessory interior open courtyard parking for six (6) vehicles including one HCAP accessible space, for use as 6 dwelling units total (max height 38’).

Use Refusals (CMX‐2 Zoning District):
1. An attached building in a CMX‐2 district must contain a non‐residential use along 
100% of the ground floor.
2. Accessory parking for any single, two or multi‐family dwelling use in an attached 
building in CMX‐2 shall be prohibited unless it can be accessed from a shared 
driveway, alley or rear street.

Zoning Refusal: Minimum rear yard depth (10% lot depth) required 12.8 ft; proposed 0 ft.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted


941 South 8th Street

Request: Application is for a sit down restaurant on the first floor with one single‐family dwelling above in an existing structure.

Use Refusal (CMX‐1 B/W RM‐1 Zoning District): The proposed use, a sit down restaurant, is prohibited in this zoning district.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-opposition

ZBA Decision: Granted, provisionally.

Results of April 14, 2015 Zoning and Liquor License Meeting


722 Mildred Street

Request: Legalize an undocumented 2‐story rear addition, with a newly erected roof deck.

Refusals (RSA‐5 Zoning District):
1. Open area at 1st floor: required 30%; proposed 18.8%
2. Open area at 2nd floor: required 30%; proposed 21.7%
3. Rear yard depth at 1st floor: required 5’; proposed 3’‐8”
4. Rear yard depth at 2nd floor: required 9’; proposed 3’‐8”

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-opposition

Letter to ZBA


1001 S 11th Street

Request: Use as a professional office with an internally illuminated flat wall sign and two window signs on the ground floor, with four residential dwelling units on upper floors in an existing 3‐story attached structure.

Use Refusals (RM‐1 Zoning District):
1. Business and professional offices are prohibited
2. Maximum sign square feet: allowed 15 SF; proposed 36.2 SF

ZBA Decision: Granted, provisionally

915 Washington Avenue

Request: Erect an awning sign accessory to a proposed hair salon (1st floor), along with an apartment above, in an existing structure.

Use Refusals (RSA‐5 Zoning District):
1. Personal services (salon) prohibited
2. Multiple main uses (salon + residence) prohibited
3. Maximum signage square feet: allowed 15 SF; proposed 48 SF

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Denied

727 Washington Avenue

Request: Commercial uses (the L&I Refusal denotes the uses as those that are permitted in CMX‐2, a different Zoning District) on first floor, with an existing single family dwelling

Use Refusals (RM‐1 Zoning District):
1. Proposed commercial uses are prohibited

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition

Letter to ZBA

623 S. Delhi Street

Request: Erection of a 3‐story rear addition with roof deck and pilot house.

Zoning Refusals (RSA‐5 Zoning District):
1. Open area at 2nd floor: required 30%; proposed 20%
2. Rear yard depth at 2nd floor: required 9’; proposed 8

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-opposition

Letter to ZBA

910 S 9th Street

Request: Application for transfer of Liquor License.

Results of March 10, 2015 Zoning and Liquor License Meeting

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th and Fitzwater)

618 League Street

Request: ​The application is for the construction of a three story rear addition and rooftop deck, attached to an existing single-family dwelling.

Refused for the Following:

1. Open area proposed is 5% (27 sq ft) of the lot. 30% (168 square feet) are required.
2. Rear yard depth proposed is 0 feet; 9 feet is required (or 20% of lot, whichever is
3. Height of masonry wall at side and rear proposed is 8’, while 6’ is required.


925 Washington Avenue
(Plaza Garibaldi)

Request: Intent to seek amendment to Conditional Licensing Agreement (December 2010) to allow for the sale of malt or brewed beverages for off‐premises consumption.

Results of February 24, 2015 Liquor License Meeting

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 7:00 pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th and Fitzwater)

943 South 9th Street

New restaurant, “Nord Afrique” from the owners of “Nord”

Application for transfer of liquor license to proposed restaurant.

824-828 South 8th Street

New restaurant, “Couer” at the site that was formerly “The Mildred”

Request for amendment to Conditional Licensing Agreement to allow for sale of malt or brewed beverages for off-premises consumption.

718 South Street

Brauhaus Schmitz

Request for amendment to Conditional Licensing Agreement to allow for sale of “any malt or brewed beverages for off-premises consumption and for application of any permit(s) which would allow for the sale of malt or brewed beverages for off-premises consumption.”

Results of February 10, 2015 Zoning Meeting

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th and Fitzwater)

800 Bainbridge Street

Contemplated Application:  The developer would like to present and discuss potential plans for a foodery-style eat-in, sit-down restaurant with artisan beer, which would retain some of the current retail use.  Community feedback and input is sought.

Results of December 9, 2014 Zoning Meeting

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

735-37 Pemberton Street – Revisit

Request: The application is for the relocation of a lot line to create one (1) lot from two lots (735 and 737 Pemberton) and for the demolition of all structures on the lots. The application is also for the erection of a single‐family dwelling, attached structure 40’7″ feet high, with one deck on the second floor at the rear and another deck on the fourth floor with a pilot house (for access only). The application includes a two (2) car parking garage accessed by a side street.

Refused for the following: The proposed addition and use application generated 3 refusals:

1. Open area proposed is 15.9% of the lot. 20% (241.4 square feet) are required.

2. Rear yard depth proposed is 0 ft, while 9 feet is required.

3. Height of structure proposed is 40’7”, while 38.0” is allowable.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition; non-opposition upon revisit

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted


609 S 11th Street

Request: The application is for the creation of an additional deck on the third floor roof-top elevation.  Deck will be accessed by an existing pilot house.

Refused for the following: The proposed roof top setback is 1 ft.  Required is 5 ft.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted, provisionally–glass railings must be installed.


624 Delhi Street

Request: The application is for the demolition of a 1st floor rear addition and erection of a rear addition with a deck on the first floor and a roof deck on the third floor level of an existing attached structure.

Refused for the following:

          1. Minimum open area proposed is 7.32% (36.25 sq ft).  30% is required.
          2. Rear yard depth proposed is 3 ft.  5ft/9ft are required.

Results of November 13, 2014 Zoning Meeting

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

735 Pemberton Street

Request: The application is for the relocation of a lot line to create one (1) lot from two lots (735 and 737 Pemberton) and for the demolition of all structures on the lots. The application is also for the erection of a single‐family dwelling, attached structure 40’7″ feet high, with one deck on the second floor at the rear and another deck on the fourth floor with a pilot house (for access only). The application includes a two (2) car parking garage accessed by a side street.

Refused for the following: The proposed addition and use application generated 3 refusals:

1. Open area proposed is 15.9% of the lot. 20% (241.4 square feet) are required.

2. Rear yard depth proposed is 0 ft, while 9 feet is required.

3. Height of structure proposed is 40’7”, while 38.0” is allowable.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition

Letter to ZBA

Results of October 14, 2014 Zoning Meeting

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

645 Washington Avenue

Request:  The application is for the erection of a rear addition at the 2nd and 3rd floor levels and for erection of rear decks on the 2nd and 3rd Floors, with a spiral staircase leading to a roof deck above the 3rd Floor.  The application also requests two separate uses: (1) a business and professional office; and (2) a residence.

Refused for the following:  The proposed addition and use application generated 5 refusals as follows:

          1. Use Refusals:
            1. Two primary uses (business and residence), where only one primary use is allowed in an RSA-5 District;
            2. Business and professional offices are prohibited in the District;
          2. Zoning (Dimensional) Refusals:
            1. Signage area proposed at 30SF (only 15SF allowable);
            2. Open area at the 2nd/3rd Floors is proposed at 14.43%/112SF (30.00%/232.8SF required); and
            3. Rear yard depth at the 2nd/3rd Floors is proposed at 7 feet (9 feet required).

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition with confirmation of agreed design changes

Letter to ZBA

 

Results of August 12, 2014 Zoning Meeting

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

1032 Montrose Street

Request: The application is for the demolition of the existing structure to erect an attached structure.  Maximum height of the new structure 38′ with a roof deck accessed by a pilot house (for roof access only).

Refused for the following: The proposed addition would allow 20.5% of open space (required: 30%).

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-opposition

Letter to ZBA

925 Kimball Street

Request: The application is for an addition at the third floor rear of the existing structure and a two story addition at the rear of the existing building.  In addition, the erection of a roof deck at the rear third story.

Refused for the following: The proposed addition would allow 22.5% of open space (required: 30%).

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-opposition

Letter to ZBA

Results of July 8, 2014 Zoning Meeting

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:30pm
Palumbo Recreation Center (10th & Fitzwater)

710 S. Warnock Street

Request: The application is for a proposed 400 sq. foot addition to the rear of the first floor of the house, backing onto Clifton Street.

Refusal:

1. Minimum open area: 30% required (259 SF); 5% (47 SF) open area proposed.
2. Rear yard depth: 9’ or 20% of depth required; no rear yard proposed

BVNA Zoning Committee: Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Pending

Results of June 10, 2014 Zoning Meeting

740 South 8th Street

Request: The application is to use the property as a two-family dwelling in an existing attached structure.

Refused for the following: The proposed use, attached structure used solely for dwellings is prohibited in this zoning district (CMX-2).

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Continued for tax certification.


1014 South 8th Street

Request: The application is for a law office on the first floor with vacant 2nd and 3rd floors in an existing structure.

Refused for the following: The proposed use, business/professional office, is prohibited in this zoning district (RM-1).

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision: Granted

Results of May 13, 2014 Zoning Meeting

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.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision (May 21, 2014): Granted


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

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition

Letter to ZBA

ZBA Decision (May 20, 2014): Granted


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

BVNA Zoning Committee Letter to Philadelphia ZBA

ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, June 4, 2 p.m.
1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor
Calendar #22713

ZBA Decision: Granted provisionally. Rear decks not to exceed 10 ft. in depth.

Appeal filing of ZBA decision


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

BVNA Zoning Committee Letter to Philadelphia ZBA

ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, June 4, 2 p.m.
1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor
Calendar #22664

ZBA Decision: Granted

Appeal filing of ZBA decision


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.

BVNA Zoning Committee: Non-opposition on condition that applicant limits hours of outside operation to 10 p.m. and agrees to reduce the seating on the 8th street side to tables for two.

Letter to ZBA


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.

BVA Zoning Committee: Non-Opposition.

Letter to ZBA