The CRCA general meeting for Thursday, January 3rd is postponed.

The next general meeting of the Central Roxborough Civic Association will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 10th, at Leverington Church, 6301 Ridge Avenue.

The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:
Three applicants for zoning relief will be present at the meeting on the 10th.  These variance requests are for the following properties:

626-28 Leverington Avenue
4579 Mitchell Street
508-10 Green Lane
A multi-family development of fourteen (14) dwelling units is proposed for the property at 626-28 Leverington Avenue.  To facilitate this proposed development, the existing detached single-family house will be demolished.  Variances from RSA-2 zoning requirements for single-family use, minimum open area and rear yard depth are sought, in addition to variances from the requirements of the Central Roxborough NCO that mandate front porches and habitable rooms at the front of the first floor.  In all, three (3) zoning refusals and three (3) use refusals are generated by this proposal.  Please join us to discuss this potential redevelopment.
Information concerning zoning issues can always be found at the Zoning page of the CRCA website: 
A representative of the Department of Revenue will discuss the Real Estate Tax Assistance Program and answer questions about tax assessments, homestead exemptions and other topics.

The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA seeks to identify community health needs and unmet social and community needs. This information will help inform coordination of hospital community benefits with the goal of improving the health of the community.

As part of this process, PACDC is hosting a facilitated workshop for Northwest Philadelphia stakeholders on January 22, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Roxborough Memorial Hospital’s Wolcoff Auditorium. They are looking for 6 people from Roxborough who can represent the broad interests of the community, including but not limited to those with special knowledge of or expertise in public health. Food will be served, and as a thank you all participants will receive a $20 VISA gift card.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please contact Garrett O'Dwyer:

Garrett O’Dwyer
Health Programs & Special Projects Manager
Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
1315 Walnut Street - Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-5829 Ext. 104

Finally, CRCA Officer Elections will be held.  The following candidates have been nominated to serve as officers of the CRCA:
President - Celeste Hardester
Vice President - Don Simon
Treasurer - Neil Macdonell
Recording Secretary - Amy Wilson
Corresponding Secretary - Maryann DiGiacomo
Board Chair - Lynda Payne

All members of the CRCA are invited to participate in this election.  Officers serve for a term of one year and are elected in January.
Visit us at, email info@CRCA.US, or call 215-930-0397.
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