Zoning

The Point Breeze Community Development Coalition is a Registered Community Organization (RCO). Our goals as an RCO are to provide opportunities for residents learn about the development process and provide feedback on projects. Our boundaries extend from Washington to Snyder Avenues and from Broad to 25th Streets. Before attending a meeting, please review the PowerPoint to learn more about zoning in Philadelphia. The Point Breeze Community Development Coalition RCO community zoning meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6pm. 

Community Members

It is very important that you attend zoning meetings if you have questions, comments, or concerns about a property with a zoning variance pending. The meeting will allow you to hear specifics about the project and discuss matters with the developer.

If you are within a 250ft radius of any project that needs a variance, you should receive a letter in the mail alerting you of the date and time of the community meeting. For those outside of this area, you are always welcome to attend the meeting too! You can find the list for any property by searching the project address here. This list is only used as a way to identify a group of specific near neighbors, not to shut others out of the process. List or no list, ALL community members are welcome and encouraged to participate!

 

The Zoning Board Adjustment (ZBA) will make the final decision on all variances requested. ANYONE can attend a ZBA hearing and testify. It is important and critical that if you are interested and affected by any zoning matter, you attend the ZBA hearing and fill out a white appearance form at the meeting. This will allow you the legal right to appeal the ZBA's decision to the Court of Common Pleas or higher.

 

Please call 311 if you see any issues on construction sites. This includes permits not being posted, street or parking blocked, work being done outside of the allowed hours of M-F 7am-8pm, Sat. Sun and holidays 8am-8pm, blocking of alleyways with trash etc.

Upcoming Projects

Agendas are tentative and subject to change, listing does not indicate presentation order | Meetings will be held via ZOOM

  • December Projects:

    • HELD: Monday, December 6th at 6pm​​​​

      • 1344 S. Opal Street 

        • ZBA Hearing: 1/12/2022 at 9:30 am

      • 2100 Washington Avenue

        • ZBA Hearing: 12/21/2021 at 2:00 pm

      • 1622-1640 Point Breeze Ave

        • ZBA Hearing: 12/15/21 at 2:00 pm *REQUESTED CONTINUANCE

      • 1600 Point Breeze Ave

        • ZBA Hearing: 12/8/21 at 2:00 pm

  • January Projects: 

    • No January meeting​​

  • February Projects: ​

    • HELD: Friday, February 18, 2022 at 6pm​​

      • 1627 S. 20th Street

        • ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 9:30 am (Off-Street Parking Request)

      • 2103 Ellsworth Street (MOVED TO MARCH)

        • ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 3:30 pm (Off-Street Parking Request)

      • 1622-40 Point Breeze Avenue (MOVED TO MARCH)

        • ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    • HELD: Monday, February 28, 2022 at 6pm

      • 1713 S. 18th Street 

        • ZBA hearing: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 9:30 am​

      • 1932 Moore Street

        • ZBA hearing: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm

      • 1911 Watkins Street; 1913 Watkins Street and 1915 Watkins Street

        • ZBA hearing for all: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 9:30 am

      • 1930 Hoffman Street​

        • ZBA hearing: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 9:30am​

  • March Projects: 

    • HELD: TUESDAY, March 8, 2022 at 6pm (SPECIAL MEETING ON DIFFERENT DAY THAN NORMAL!)​​​

      • 2103 Ellsworth Street

        • ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 3:30 pm (Off-Street Parking Request)

      • 1622-40 Point Breeze Avenue

        • ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm

  • NO MEETING on MARCH 28th!

  • April Projects: 

    • HELD: Monday, April 25, 2022 at 6pm

      • 1944 Wilder Street

        • ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm

      • 1940 Wharton Street​

        • ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

  • May Projects:

    • HELD: Monday, May 23, 2022 at 6pm

      • 1723-25 S. 20th Street

        • ZBA Hearing: July 20, 2022 at 9:30 am

      • 1701 S. 25th Street (returning with revised plans)

        • ZBA Hearing: June 1, 2022 at 2pm​​

  • June Projects: 

    • HELD:Monday, June 27, 2022 at 6pm

      • 1825 S. 22nd Street

        • ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, November, 30, 2022 at 9:30 am
           

  • July Projects: 

    • HELD: Monday, July 25, 2022 at 6pm

      • 1701 S 25th St (Returning Project)​

        • ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 2:00pm

      • 14​07-11 Point Breeze Avenue (MOVED from June) WITHDRAWN!!! 

        • ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 2:00pm
           

  • NO MEETING on AUGUST 22nd!

  • September Projects: 

    • Monday, September 26, 2022 at 6pm

      • Join via ZOOM (website/app sign up) or call in: 929-205-6099

      • Meeting ID: 886 0112 0094 Passcode: 385490

        • 1911, 1913, and 1915 Watkins St (Returning Project from February)

          • ZBA Hearing: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 9:30am
             

  • October Projects: 

  • November Projects: 

  • December Projects: 

For our previous cases, visit our ZONING ARCHIVE page.  

Quick Links

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Developers

The following are the steps for an applicant seeking to present at our monthly RCO Community Zoning meeting.

 

First, Let us know about you and your project by completing our Zoning Meeting Request Form as soon as possible. 

 

After you complete the form, email pbcdczoning[at]gmail[dot]com and submit:

  • Copy of the Zoning Refusal from ZBA

  • Application for appeal

  • Date of ZBA hearing

  • Site plan that includes the context of the adjacent properties

  • Existing site photographs

  • Floor plans (as is AND as proposed)

  • Depending upon the scale of the project, elevations, sections, and renderings may be requested

  • Any petition signatures from neighbors (if collected)

 

Once those materials are received, the committee will be in touch with applicants about next steps. We ask all developers to present their projects at least twice:

  1. Zoning Committee Meeting (3rd Wednesday of the month at 6pm): Zoning committee members will provide initial feedback and comments based off a set of local RCO created development interests (see below)

  2. RCO Community Zoning Meeting (4th Monday of the month at 6pm): community will weigh in on your project 

 

Developer Checklist and Timeline

 

Prior to the RCO Community Zoning Meeting, please:

 

During the RCO Community Zoning Meeting, be ready to:

  • Begin by reading your refusal, then explain your project and show pictures/drawings

  • Answer questions, listen, and respond to neighbor concerns

 

After the RCO Community Zoning Meeting, you will receive:

  • A letter regarding the results and comments from our meeting