Rhawnhurst Civic Association’s final meeting of the year was relatively quiet and lasted less than 30 minutes.
Residents voted unanimously to support a zoning application to build a driveway to park two cars at a home at 1869 Solly Ave. (at Loretto Avenue). A variance is needed because it would impede on a required setback.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to hear the case on March 18.
A much larger project is in the pipeline for a large grassy lot at Bustleton Avenue and Benson Street, Rhawnhurst Civic President Ken Kline told residents. A developer wants to build a 60-unit apartment building with 30 parking spaces at 2100 Benson St.
Kline said the proposal, which requires a variance, will be presented at a civic association meeting in the coming months.
Neighbors at the Dec. 19 meeting also briefly discussed the potential traffic impact of a planned warehouse at the former Budd Company site, 1 Red Lion Road. As previously reported by the Times, early plans call for a 1.85-million-square-foot warehouse with 350 truck bays and 704 parking spaces that would operate 24/7.
Kline said there’s not much residents can do about the proposal, aside from raising money to hire an attorney.
The Rhawnhurst Civic Association’s next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church, 7701 Loretto Ave. ••