5 days ago
6950 CRESHEIM RD Comment
EZ INTERIOR ALTERATIONS. APPLICANT AGREES TO LIMIT THE CONSTRUCTION TO COMPLY WITH EZ PERMIT STANDARD FOR INTERIOR ALTERATIONS, DATED JANUARY 2011. DEVIATION FROM THE STANDARD WILL RESULT IN REVOCATION OF THIS PERMIT AND IMPOSITION OF FURTHER PENALTIES. LICENSED CONTRACTOR TO BE LISTED ON PERMIT. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR PLUMBING, ELECTRIC AND HVAC. CALL INSPECTOR AT DISTRICT OFFICE AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO START
Inga Saffron's story last month outlined a lot of the development changing the landscape of Mt. Airy. One project not covered was the one proposed for the corner of Cresheim Road and Sedgwick Street. Pictured here, an investor who bought 7000 & 7002 Cresheim would have torn down two intact, recently-inhabited houses on the end of a full-block row of two-story rowhomes and replaced them with a three-story, eight-unit apartment building. Several years ago, unbeknownst to its residents, that block's zoning was changed from single-family residential to multi-family RM-1, so this proposal was allowed BY RIGHT. Thanks to an appeal from Weatham Town Watch, on the grounds that the proposal did not conform with the setbacks of the neighboring houses, the permit was revoked. This entire process underscores the importance of appropriate zoning and planning. And hey, whattaya know, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission has been studying our area and will release its Upper Northwest District Plan, encompassing Mt. Airy, Germantown, and Chestnut Hill, NEXT MONDAY, June 18th, at Lovett Library & Park. As the final one of 18 districts in the City's 2035 Comprehensive Plan, this is a big deal. The Commission will have two sessions to choose from: 3:30pm and 6pm. (They're the same session, just two times to choose from.) Plan to be there, then stick around for our Music Monday with Danie Jackson, the Ramble Pizza food truck, and beer tastings from Attic Brewing Company.
223 W GORGAS LN Comment
REPLACE MAIN DRAIN, HOUSE TRAP & FAI PA1# 2018-1361945 "SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"
222 W GORGAS LN Comment
REWIRE EXISTING LIGHTS, SWITCHES & RECEPTACLES TO ELIMINATE KNOB & TUBE, ADDITIONAL RECEPTACLES AS NEEDED, ADD AFCI'S & GFCI'S, ALL WIRES BY FISHING ONLY ONTO EXISTING 100AMP SERVICE AS PER 2008 NEC (NORTH DISTRICT)