2018 June Variance Vote

VARIANCE REQUEST for 3502 Ainslie Street 

The legalization of a long existing multifamily building (from three to four units) located at 3502 Ainslie Street for the stated purpose of permitting for updates and upgrades.
There are four units in the property. One apartment on the first floor, two on the second, and one on the third. The building is configured as a four family dwelling, each unit with kitchens, bathrooms and sleeping areas in each apartment.
No neighbors objected at meetings. Adjacent neighbor expressed some concerns about repair of a retaining wall (not relevant to zoning, just FYI).
Here is the refusal.

Resulting Vote is:
 – 94% (34 votes) SUPPORT REQUEST FOR VARIANCE.
– 6% (2 votes) DECLINE SUPPORT OF VARIANCE.

VARIANCE REQUEST for Penn Charter ball field (3001/3005 W Schoolhouse Lane)

Penn Charter’s baseball field project will received a refusal from the City and seeks a variance in order to initiate construction.
This project includes the demolition of the former JEVs property located just past Fox Lane off School House Lane (SHL) on the Wissahickon side of SHL and the conversion of that area plus part of the existing athletic fields into a new ball field as well as parking.
There were a dozen or more questions at the meeting, but no objections of note. Penn Charter is working directly with no less than two neighborhood associations.
Here is the refusal, Information about the larger SPIN can be found here.

Resulting Vote is:
 – 97% (35 votes) SUPPORT REQUEST FOR VARIANCE.
– 3% (1 vote) DECLINE SUPPORT OF VARIANCE.