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 28th at 6pm​

      • 1931 Annin St | 2027 Ellsworth St (2nd community meeting) 

      • 2105 & 2107 Ellsworth St **NEW ZBA DATE: March 24, 2021 2pm**

  • January Projects: 

    • HELD: Monday, January 25th at 6pm

      • AGENDA

        • 1124 S. 24th Street

          • ZBA Hearing Date: March 17, 2021 at 9:30 AM

        • 2027 Ellsworth Street (3rd community meeting)

          • ZBA Hearing Date: February 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM

        • 1924 S. 19th Street

          • ZBA Hearing Date: February 10, 2021 at 9:30AM

  • February Projects: 

    • HELD: Monday, February 22nd at 6pm​

      • AGENDA

        • 1124 S. 24th Street

          • ZBA Hearing Date: March 17, 2021 at 9:30 AM

  • March Projects: 

    • HELD: Monday, March 22nd at 6pm​​​

      • AGENDA

        • 1237 S. 19th Street

          • ZBA Hearing Date: April 21, 2021 at 9:30 AM

        • 2026 Dickinson Street​

          • ZBA Hearing Date: April 14, 2021 at 2 PM

  • April Projects: Monday, April 26th at 6pm​

    • AGENDA

      • No projects!

  • May Projects:

    • HELD: Monday, May 24th at 6pm​

    • AGENDA

      • 1412 S. 23rd Street

        • ZBA Hearing Date: August 18, 2021 at 9:30 AM

      • 1938 Tasker Street

        • ZBA Hearing Date: July 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM

      • 1541 S. 24th Street

        • ZBA Hearing Date: August 11, 2021 at 9:30 AM

        • CONTINUED TO JUNE!

  • June Projects: 

    • HELD: Monday, June 7th at 6pm

      • Special meeting to discuss 1541 S 24th St​​​

    • HELD: Monday, June 28th at 6pm​

      • AGENDA

        • 1541 S 24th St​

          • ZBA Hearing Date: 8/11/2021 at 9:30 AM​

          • CONTINUED TO JULY

        • 1313 S. 23rd Street

          • ZBA Hearing Date: 9/15/2021 at 9:30 AM

        • 1157 Dorrance St

          • ZBA Hearing Date: 9/22/2021 at 2pm

  • July Projects: 

    • HELD: Monday, July 26th at 6pm​​​

      • AGENDA

        • 1533 S. Ringgold

          • ZBA hearing: September 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

        • 1937 Mifflin Street

          • ZBA hearing: September 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm

        • 1437 Point Breeze Ave.

          • ZBA hearing: September 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

        • 1541 S 24th St

          • ZBA hearing: August 11, 2021 at 9:30am

  • August Projects: 

    • HELD: Monday, August 23rd at 6pm​

        • AGENDA

          • 1533 S. Ringgold Street

            • ZBA Hearing Date: 9/8 at 2:00 PM

          • 1437 Point Breeze Avenue

            • ZBA Hearing Date: 9/8 at 2:00 PM

          • 1920 Alter Street

            • ZBA Hearing Date: 9/29 at 9:30 AM

          • 1547 S. 19th Street

            • ZBA Hearing Date: 10/20 at 2:00 PM

          • 2056 Ellsworth Street 

            • ZBA Hearing Date: 10/20 at 9:30 AM

  • September Projects: 

    • HELD: Monday, September 27th at 6pm​

      • AGENDA

        • 1801 S. Ringgold Street

          • ZBA Hearing Date: Weds November 3rd at 9:30 AM

        • 1624 S. 20th Street

          • ZBA Hearing Date: Weds November 3rd at 3:30 PM

        • ​2105 & 2107 Ellsworth Street (returning project)

          • ZBA Hearing Date: Waiting for new date

  • October Projects: 

    • HELD: Monday, October 25th at 6pm​

      • AGENDA

        • 1131 S. 19th Street 

          • ZBA Hearing: 10/27/21 at 9:30 am

        • 1313 S. 23rd Street (returning project)

          • ZBA Hearing: waiting for a new hearing date

        • 1701 S. 25th Street 

          • ZBA Hearing: waiting for new date

        • 1753-55 S. Ringgold Street 

          • ZBA Hearing: waiting for new date

        • 1111 S. 24th Street 

          • ZBA Hearing: 11/17 at 2:00 pm​

        • 1541 S. 24th Street (returning project)

          • ZBA Hearing: 12/1/21 at 2:00 pm

  • November Projects: 

    • HELD: Monday, November 22nd at 6pm​

      • AGENDA

        • 2121 Dickinson Street

          • ZBA Hearing: 12/8/21 at 3:30 pm

        • 1835 S. 19th Street

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

        • 1753-55 Ringgold Street - DID NOT ATTEND

          • ZBA Hearing: Waiting on date​

        • 1600 Point Breeze Ave - CONTINUED TO DEC 6th

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

  • December Projects: 

    • HELD: Monday, December 6th at 6pm

      • AGENDA

        • 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

          • REQUESTING CONTINUANCE

        • 1600 Point Breeze Ave

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

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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