7pm | Tue, Sept. 11, 2018


Re: 4803 Silverwood Street 

7pm | Tue, Aug 14, 2018

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RECAP: special meeting 8/14, zoning matter relating to 4803 Silverwood Street (corner of Fountain and Silverwood Sts). Developer proposing three-story, 4BR house, w/ roof deck, on vacant parking lot. We discussed but did not vote on proposal. Attorney & architect promised to "sharpen their pencils" & come back with a proposal the neighbors might like better.

Primary objections; the entire garage & lack of set back from the street; both safety issues. Next meeting TBD.

"Vision Zer0" is working toward the goal of zero traffic deaths in Phila by 2030.

I was having trouble with a developer trying to build behind my house, and the RPCA helped my family ensure the best possible outcome for the neighborhood.

                                           - Denise Atkinson

*We are having a special meeting this Tuesday, August 14, to discuss a zoning matter relating to 4803 Silverwood Street (corner of Fountain and Silverwood Streets).  A developer is proposing to build a three-story house, with a roof deck, on what is now a vacant lot, which is used as a parking lot by the immediate neighbors.  We will discuss and vote on the developer's proposal.  We hope you will join us to view the plans and join in the discussion.

Link to Developer's Plans

Link to Zoning Board Refusal

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