February 10 GCCA Zoning Committee Meeting

After taking the month of January off, Garden Court has a regularly scheduled Zoning and Development Committee meeting at 8pm on Wednesday, February 10th. There are no pending zoning cases, so it's a light agenda. We are still meeting virtually, via Zoom; log-in detail are at the bottom of this post.


Meeting Agenda:

  • Zoning cases: none

  • Report: January real estate activity - permits issued, home sales, and apartment rentals

  • Report: any status updates for ongoing projects of significance (4900 Spruce, 4701 Pine, 303 S. 51st, 314 S 46th Street)

  • Public Comment

  • Committee Working Session (closed)

  • Next Meeting: March 10th, 2021


January real estate activity report


RCOs like GCCA are called upon to discuss development proposals requiring variances or civic design review, but those represent a small fraction of real estate activity in any month. In the interest of staying informed of the bigger picture, GCCA Zoning is putting together a monthly report of permits issued, homes sales, and apartment rentals in the neighborhood. This is being posted here so neighbors get information without needing to attend the meeting. Special thanks to committee member, Chris Mejia-Smith, for pulling together this information from a variety of sources.


By Right Permits over the last month

  • 4640 Spruce Street, for use of 6 family household living units in existing building (Zoned RM-1)

  • 5044 Spruce St, for use of a 2 family household living in an existing semi-detached structure (Appeal to ZBA granted on October 23rd, 2019)

Recent Home Sales

  • 258 S 46th St: Sold on Jan 29th for $539,000 ($229/sq ft)

  • 4643 Pine St Unit C611: Sold on Jan 22nd for $204,000 ($225/sq ft)

Various Rents across Garden Court (via Apartments.com)

  • 5049 Spruce St Unit 3 BR: $1,375/month

  • 5117 Hazel Ave 2 BR: $1,225/month

  • 4949 Hazel Ave 3 BR: $1,800/month

  • 5007 Pine 1BR: $1,100/month

  • The Terrace (4931 Spruce): $815 - $925/month (Studios and 1 BR)

  • The Sheldrake (4901 Spruce): $865 - $1,189/month (1-3 BR)

  • The Cornerstone (400 S 48th St): $775 - $1,350 (Studio - 2 BR)

  • Sylvania Gardens (414 S 48th St): $875 - $1,075 (Studio - 1 BR)

  • The Westover (4720 Pine St): $895 - $2,000 (Studio - 2 BR)

  • Garden Court Plaza (4701 Pine): $1,085 - $3,295 (Studio - 3 BR)

  • 4646 Hazel Ave 1 BR: $750

  • 4613 Cedar Ave 2 BR: $1,575

  • 4519 Pine St 3 BR: $1,775

  • 4539 Osage Ave 1 BR: $975


Significant project updates

GCCA zoning is trying to keep tabs on some of the larger scale developments underway in the neighborhood. From time to time, we may invite developers to provide a community update.


4900 Spruce Street (150 apartments on a former parking lot). Construction continues. Framing of 6th story is up; one story remains, plus partial 8th floor amenity level.


314 S. 46th Street (25 apartments via adaptive re-use of the Good Shepherd Community Church building and erection of a new building on site). Removal of interior furnishings appears complete. Site preparation is underway.


4701 Pine Street (220 apartments in a 6-story addition over the garage adjacent to the Garden Court Plaza). Structural work in garage expected to begin this winter; start of construction expected to begin in the spring.


Details for Joining the Meeting:


Time:  Feb 10, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Direct Link: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/91979124404?pwd=Q3pYOFpLenBTQW95Sm9aMTRzRmt3dz09

or dial in to: +1-646-558-8656 or +1-301-715-8592 additional numbers at: https://upenn.zoom.us/u/ahHOJpCyM Meeting ID: 919 7912 4404 Passcode: GCCAzoning


Public participants will need to "raise their hand" to be un-muted and ask questions or make comment. GCCA Zoning's regular rules of decorum will apply.



Get involved.


As always, our meetings are public and open for anyone to attend; if you are interested in receiving email updates from the Zoning Committee, or are interested in joining when there is an opening, please email Zoning@GardenCourtCA.org - not yet a GCCA member? Join here!

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