ACTION NEEDED 🏘️ Support Affordable Units at 48th & Chester

We are amplifying a message from Cedar Park Neighbors and several local 5th Square Members supporting the creation of affordable units for 15 families at 48th and Chester.

Letters of support are due TOMORROW: Friday, 5/28/21

CPN is encouraging those who support this project, which will include at least some affordable housing, to send an email acknowledging their support to the Zoning Board.

Please first send in a letter of support and then indicate you've done so by responding to the Google poll below:

Here is the text of a sample letter. It can be emailed to [email protected]. Please add the following to the email subject line:
Re: 4701-15 Kingsessing Ave – Council District#3 Application# ZP-2020-004939

Frank DiCicco
Chair, Zoning Board of Adjustment
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard – 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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RE: 4701-15 Kingsessing Ave – Council District#3 Application# ZP-2020-004939

Mr. DiCicco and other board members:

I support the proposed project at 4701-15 Kingsessing Ave, contingent upon the owner finalizing a Community Benefits Agreement with Cedar Park Neighbors and filing a deed restriction with the Recorder of Deeds.

We need affordable housing in our community. As the neighborhood has become gentrified, housing and land values have reached a point where subsidized affordable housing projects are no longer feasible to build in this community. Inclusion of 20% affordable units at 40% of less AMI in this project is critically important to create affordable units which otherwise would not exist.

I strongly encourage the Zoning Board to consider pushing other future market rate projects of this scale to include 20% affordable units at 40% or less. Inclusionary zoning practice would have a positive impact on housing affordability in the 3rd Council District and across the City.

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Warm Regards,

Will Tung, Resident of 5100 Block of Springfield Ave.