• Support 1 Dock Street Tower at the Zoning Board

    Society Hill Civic Association is appealing a by-right permit for a 31-story, 273-unit development slated for 1 Dock St, currently the Sheraton Hotel. 

    This project is permitted by-right, but Society Hill Civic Association is appealing the already-approved units on this 2-acre site for the standard reasons (density, height, views, etc.) We believe this is an ideal use of this space, and is an appropriate level of density given the proximity to Center City and waterfront amenities

    We're asking supporters to come to the Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing about the appeal on October 23rd at 9:30 am at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor.

    This will be part of an ongoing campaign by Philly YIMBY around Society Hill zoning remapping, which kicks off this fall in one of the richest and most notoriously change-resistant neighborhoods in the city.

  • October General Meeting featuring Helen Gym

    (Councilwoman Helen Gym / Photo: Pat Loeb)

    Join 5th Square for our October General Meeting at Industrious, and a special meet-and-greet with Councilwoman Helen Gym!

    We'll spend the first 30 minutes of the meeting hearing updates from our committee leaders for Organizing and Elections, Transit, Philly YIMBY, and Marketing about all the great work they've been doing over the past few months as we prepare for 2019, and where they have the greatest need for more volunteers to help out.

    After that, we'll hear from Councilwoman Gym about her work to date on some of 5th Square's issue priorities like Vision Zero and street safety, and where she sees opportunities to align with some of our upcoming advocacy priorities this year, particularly around transit. Councilwoman Gym was one of two At-Large candidates endorsed by 5th Square to win election in 2015, and has been a key ally on Council. We're looking forward to a spirited discussion!

    Light refreshments provided / BYOB