Zoning Update: Minutes & Decision from 8/28/14 Meeting: Letter to ZBA

Here is the letter sent to the ZBA announcing our decision.

September 12, 2014


To: Julia Chapman, Chair Zoning Board of Adjustment

      Ken Chan

      Steve Cobb, Director of Legislation, Office of Kenyatta Johnson         


2001 S. Opal St.

Re: Appeal # 23385

Permit # 545223



 Dear Julia Chapman,


On August 28, 2014 the applicant in the above referenced case met with our organization. Based on the outcome of that meeting and after careful deliberation, our organization supports the applicant’s request for a variance.

We base our support for the variance for the following reasons:


·         The costs of retro-fitting dry cleaning equipment to comply with regulation barring the use of perchloroethylene are prohibitive for the property owner

·         The demand for commercial space at this location is weak as it located off of the main commercial corridors

·         The community has expressed their preference for having the building renovated and occupied as a single family dwelling rather than remaining vacant indefinitely.


If you require any further information from our organization, please feel free to contact us.




Peter Curran

West Passyunk Neighbors Association