Single Room Occupancy Proposed for Two Germantown Row Houses

340 Woodlawn

340 Woodlawn via Google Maps

On Wednesday, July 23, a group of Registered Community Organization’s (RCO) will hold a joint community zoning meeting to discuss three properties requesting zoning variances from the City’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. The meeting will be held at 6:30 PM at 5245 Germantown Avenue, presented by Germantown Community Connection, Wakefield 49’ers Community Development and Improvement Association, Faith CDC/RCO and G’Town Restoration CDC/NAC.

Two of the properties under discussion are seeking to convert existing single-family dwellings into single room occupancy, more commonly referred to as rooming houses. The third request is to convert the 1st floor of a building into a day care center. Click on the map link below to open up the address into Google Maps street view.

  • 340 W Woodlawn Street, 19144 in West Germantown [map]
    APPLICATION FOR A SINGLE-ROOM RESIDENCE IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE.
  • 5602 McMahon Street, 19144 in East Germantown [map]
    TO CONVERT THE USE OF AN EXISTING SEMI-DETACHED STRUCTURE FROM A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING TO A GROUP LIVING/SINGLE ROOM RESIDENCE.
  • 5201 Wakefield Street, 19144 in East Germantown [map]
    APPLICATION IS FOR A DAY CARE CENTER ON 1st FLOOR WITH ALL OTHER USES AS PREVI-OUSLY APPROVED.

All Germantown residents are of course welcome to attend, but if you happen to live nearby any one of the properties above, we especially encourage you to attend this important zoning meeting and share this information with your neighbors.

RSVP: Sloane Folks: 215/991-4744 or sfolks@gtownrestorationcdc.org

Germantown Community Connection, Wakefield 49’ers Community Development and Improvement Association, Faith CDC/RCO and G’Town Restoration CDC/NAC have been granted Local Registered Organizations (RCO) status by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC). The RCO system is designed to improve community notification of proposed developments and make community involvements more predictable across the City. The RCO system of community notice of meetings applies to variance and special exception cases.

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