Holmesburg Civic votes to back 2 zoning proposals

The association voted in favor of a proposal to increase the number of children cared for at Drummond’s Kiddie Kollege and also approved a change to legalize a duplex at a property zoned industrial.

The Holmesburg Civic Association last week voted to not oppose two zoning change proposals.

The group voted, 7–3, in favor of a proposal by a woman to increase the number of children she cares for from four to up to 12. Sonja Drummond operates Drummond’s Kiddie Kollege at 4303 Cottman Ave., and the day care is open 24 hours a day.

The association also approved a change to legalize a duplex at a property zoned industrial. The property, at 7323 Edmund St., is the only house on the street. Each apartment will have three bedrooms. There is plenty of parking available.

In other news from the May 8 meeting:

• Guest speakers were Patty-Pat Kozlowski, Republican candidate in the 177th Legislative District, and Jason Sherman, director of The King’s Highway, a historical documentary.

• Pennypack on the Delaware, a park located on the river near Rhawn Street, will host a music festival on June 30 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For tickets, the concert lineup or more information, visit musiconthedelaware.com

• The Holmesburg Coalition will hold the third of its three visioning sessions on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at New Foundations Elementary School, at Rhawn Street and Torresdale Avenue.

• Holmesburg Civic Association will meet on Tuesday, June 12, at 7:15 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, at Rhawn and Ditman streets. ••