Holmesburg Civic Association last week listened to two zoning proposals.
The owners of a triplex at 7923 Charles St. want to legalize the use. However, the civic group has a standing policy of opposing the legalization of triplexes, and will oppose the Charles Street property in front of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The owner of a residentially zoned property at 8085 Rowland Ave. wants to use what he calls an existing office for his home health care business. The office would be used to store records and for employees to drop off time cards if they don’t submit them electronically. Some neighbors said the house was never previously used as an office. Eight people voted to oppose the plan, one was in support and two abstained.
In other news from the Nov. 14 meeting
• Renee Cohen and Barb Kleschick were unopposed in elections for vice president and treasurer, respectively.
• The Holmesburg Recreation Center-based Star Players will perform on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the annual Bridesburg Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa. The event takes place from 6-8 p.m. at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St. There will be raffles, a DJ, holiday vendors, refreshments and an appearance by Santa Claus.
• The 14th annual Mayfair Tree Lighting and Christmas Village will take place on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 2-6 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues. There will be vendors, drinks, live music and photo opportunities with Santa Claus. Representatives from Seward Johnson Atelier, the organization that placed statues in Mayfair this past spring and summer, will light the tree at dusk. The event is organized by the Mayfair Business Improvement District, Civic Association and Community Development Corporation.
• Holmesburg Civic Association invites the community to its annual holiday party on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7:15 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St. Light refreshments will be provided. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for a chance to win prizes and gift certificates for neighborhood businesses. ••