STOP Construction of 69 FT/15 APT. MONSTROSITY. STOP Overcrowding, Trash, Traffic Hazards

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STOP Construction of 69 FT/15 APT. MONSTROSITY. STOP Overcrowding, Trash, Traffic Hazards

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Lucille Coleman started this petition to telmore@dcsschool.com; and

We, the neighbors in two-story row homes along Parkside Avenue, Belmont Avenue and Viola Street, need your help to stop the construction of a 69 feet /15 apartment building at the end of our row of homes at 4306 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (nec of Parkside and Belmont Aves). The proposed construction will be almost 3 times higher than our row homes (that are less than 38 ft).  Most of the residents of East Parkside and Viola Street are outraged and appalled that the developer would disregard this historic community of residences.  The developer of this tiny triangular 2800 sf space proposes to build commercial space on the first floor and 4 units on each floor above that, which will cause overcrowding, trash, parking issues and more traffic hazards than we already have in this area. It will be a monstrosity!

We have been struggling with the developer to limit his predatory efforts to gentrify our once beautiful row house community into one that is full of multi-family apartments that typically rent for 1,500+ dollars per month. Residents have had enough and are protesting with petition signings and working on a press advisory. We demand compliance with the zoning code which allows him to build by right (38 feet and 4 - 6 units) for the subject project.  We know that the developer has political clout and that the zoning board favors developers over community.  We need the help of everyone to support us.

We would be so appreciative with your support in signing our petition as we need as many signatures as possible. We ask that our Councilwoman Jamie Gauthier as well as our state representatives sign and send us a strong letter of support to submit to the ZBA.

Thank you for your help and support in advance,

East Parkside Residents’ Association Inc. and Viola Street Residents’ Association

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