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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

What should the future of Queen Village look like? Fill out this survey to weigh in

Queen Village has been seeing change for years now, with a shift in the businesses on Fabric Row and new development all around the neighborhood.

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As part of the Planning Commission’s plan to remap the city, Queen Village Neighbors Association is now seeking feedback on the remapping of their neighborhood specifically. A survey released by QVNA allows you to weigh in on a variety of zoning issues within the neighborhood’s boundaries.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

7-story mixed-use building proposed for corner of 6th and Washington Ave.

The Queen Village Neighborhood Association will discuss the proposed demolition of three existing structures at 541 and 542 Washington Ave. and 1043 S. 6th St. in favor of a 7-story mixed-use building.

A look at the northeast corner of 6th and Washington Avenue (Photo: James Jennings)

A look at the northeast corner of 6th and Washington Avenue (Photo: James Jennings)

The project needs a zoning variance and the public meeting will take place on Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weccacoe Playground building.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Quick Hits: 3-story homes rule; Ward election battle that matters; and The Dolphin is 1 year old

Pic via Plan Philly.

Pic via Plan Philly.

  • Ori Feibush, developer/2nd Council District candidate, has been rounding up candidates for the Democratic committee posts in the 36th Ward, bordered by Washington Avenue, Broad, Moore and the Schuylkill, reports Philly Clout. Though yesterday a judge threw out his challenges to his rival’s slate of candidates, the Daily News reported today.
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Should new 3-story houses be banned on 2-story blocks?

A new bill to amend the zoning code to preserve a uniform “cornice line” on rowhouse blocks was introduced last week in City Council. The bill would prevent developers from building three-story houses if more than 50 percent of the block is only two-story houses, says Plan Philly.

Currently, the zoning code allows going up to 38 feet for a third story as long as it’s set eight feet back from the cornice line of neighboring, shorter houses. The bill, introduced Thursday by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, would eliminate that allowance altogether.

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