Zoning Projects Under Review

Projects Under Review for Variances

For current month meeting schedules and agendas, see the UPCOMING MEETINGS tab


MORRIS ARBORETUM - 9600 Stenton Avenue

DRC Application
Certificate of Mailing

This project will be reviewed at the February 19 DRC/LUPZ meeting

GREYLOCK - 209 W. Chestnut Hill Avenue

Updated Presentation for Feb. 19, 2024
Presentation - All in one PDF
DRC Application
Updated Refusal

This project will be reviewed at the following meetings:

Oct. 17 DRC 7:00 pm meeting
Nov. 2 HDAC  (CH Conservancy) 6:30pm meeting 
Nov. 2 LUPZC 8:00 pm
This project will be reviewed at the February 19 DRC/LUPZ meeting

See the  Meetings tab for links. All meetings via zoom unless otherwise announced.

ZBA Hearing Dec. 13, 2023, 2:00 PM 
The applicant was granted a continuance by the ZBA. 
The ZBA  hearing date will be March 27, 2024, 2:00 pm.

UPDATE: A meeting to review updated plans has been scheduled for Feb. 19, 2024 at 7:00 pm. This is a combined meeting of the DRC and LUPZ committees and will be held via Zoom.  REGISTER HERE

To review the requested variances applicable to this property, go to the above listed link titled "Updated Refusal"


420 W. Mermaid Lane and 7504 St. Martins Lane - Joint review

DRC Application
Refusal- 420 W Mermaid 
Refusal- 7504 St. Martins 
Appeal - 420 W Mermaid
Appeal - 7504 St. Martins
Zoning Site Plan - 420 W Mermaid
Zoning Site Plan - 7504 St Martins
Combined Property Plan
Schematic Landscape Plan
Conceptual Master Plan Renderings


7918 Ardleigh Street  - Application for Visitor Accommodations

DRC Application

ZBA Hearing Dec. 13, 2023, 2:00 PM NOTE: The applicant was granted a continuance by the ZBA,
so no hearing was held at this time.

Non-Variance Projects Under Community Discussion

• 10 Bethlehem Pike - not currently subject to a Refusal from the Department of Licenses and Inspection; the zoning permit that was issued by right by the Department of Licenses and Inspections has been appealed; a hearing before the ZBA is expected sometime in late 2021. ZBA hearing was held on Nov. 30, 2021. The ZBA supported the by-right permit.

• 100-102 E. Mermaid Lane - under discussion with developer and stakeholder community groups; plans are undeveloped and not currently subject to a Refusal from the Department of Licenses and Inspection

Community Agreement Review

8201 Shawnee Street Development Agreement between CHCA and Bowman Properties. The community agreement can be found HERE. The Shawnee St. development details are in the "Parcel B" sections of the agreement.

Plans for 8201 SHAWNEE
Front Perspective
Side Elevation
Rear Elevation
Zoning Plan, updated

MEETING RECORDING - (Last 15 minutes of the meeting)
Projects Under Appeal
10 Bethlehem Pike - Appeal of by-right permit for 5-story mixed use building on old Sunoco site.
By-right decision was appealed by CHCA and affected neighbors; ZBA heard appeal on Nov. 30, 2021 and denied the appeal; On Dec. 29, 2021, CHCA and neighbors appealed the ZBA decision; appeal will go to the Court of Common Pleas in July.

540 W. MORELAND AVE– Variance request for subdivision of one lot into two



540 W Moreland Ave Plan   (Note: this plan was rejected by L&I and will require a variance from the Zoning Board of Adjustment to proceed)


CHCA Letter to ZBA

On August 4, 2021, the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment voted to grant this variance for subdivision, as submitted to L&I and presented to the CHCA.
ZBA hearing is September 15, 2:00 pm.

On October 6, 2021. neighbors of this property appealed the decision of the ZBA to the Court of Common Pleas. Watch this space for updates on the hearing date. It will likely not be until sometime in 2022, perhaps the first half of the year.

On September 7, 2022, the Court of Common Pleas heard the Appeal. On January 11, 2023, the court granted the Appellants' claims, thereby reversing the determination of the ZBA.

In early February, 2023, the applicant filed an Appeal of the decision of the Court of Common Pleas. The matter will now be forwarded to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

Archived Projects
30 W. Highland Ave.
215. E, Evergreen Ave