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Date Created: 12/21/15
3701 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Zoning Board of Adjustment Application and Hearing Wednesday June, 12 2013 th Primary Applicant: International House/Carina Tea through Samantha Lyons, Esq. Appeal #: 20511 Appeal Type: Use Variance Permit #: 467490 Appeal Grounds: This application is for an expedited appeal regarding the requests for a permit for a takeout restaurant with seating in space “B” with accessory storage in space “C” both on the first floor; for the erection of a first floor addition (245 square foot bump-out of space “B” beneath the existing second floor), for accessory signs as permitted in CMX-4 commercial and for uses as permitted in CMX-4 commercial by current and future tenants on the first floor all as part of an existing fourteen story structure with 379 existing dwelling units and uses as previously approved. Applicants Contact Information International House: Tanya Steinberg Carina Tea: Edmund Lee Tanya@ihphilly.org firstname.lastname@example.org Local Registered Community Organization (RCO) in Attendance: University City Empowerment Coalition (UCEC) Casey Botticello (Chairman) email@example.com © University City Empowerment Coalition (UCEC) 2013 History Founded 100 years ago in 1910, International House Philadelphia is an independent, non-profit organization housing nearly 400 students, scholars and interns from over 65 countries. The International House provides a unique residential experience that supports their development as future leaders by offering a full spectrum of programs that create individuals able to work and interact successfully with people from all backgrounds. To support both its residents and the Greater Philadelphia community, International House Philadelphia has long been the premiere presenter of international arts and cultural programs. Current Building Facilities and Technology Residential facilities include single rooms with a shared bath, private rooms with a bath (no kitchen), single room with a shared bath and kitchen, one bedroom apartments, and efficiency apartments. © University City Empowerment Coalition (UCEC) 2013 In additional to its residential facilities, the building features a conference center available for rent, including several meeting rooms and a 350-seat theater with state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment and teleconferencing capabilities. High-speed, wireless Internet hookup makes connecting to the world fast and easy. Limited office space is also available. Current tenants include the UPenn’s Office of International Programs; Center of Greater Philadelphia; Research for Action; Women’s Campaign International; and Global Interdependence Center. For me, IHP has never been only a living place. It has been one of the best places to exchange cultural experiences. I can’t thank enough IHP for helping me to shape my global vision and leadership skills during my living at IHP. IHP has helped me to build my global preference through providing truly leadership in experiencing every aspect of international life. I believe that having opportunity to meet wonderful people from all over the world at IHP is advancing the great promise of world friendship and I believe that through vision and determination of IHP, many students, scholars and professionals across the world are getting the chance to be global dreamers, activists and leaders by exploring and understanding our cultures. Your dedicated efforts not only help strengthen your community and contribute to the success of the United States, but also help strengthen the global community and contribute to the success of extending peace and friendship in our world. I think, like all your alumni, I am very proud of being part of your vibrant community. – Yilmaz Kaymak, former IHP resident © University City Empowerment Coalition (UCEC) 2013 Architectural Design and Renderings © University City Empowerment Coalition (UCEC) 2013 © University City Empowerment Coalition (UCEC) 2013 UCEC Executive Summary and Opinion It is the opinion of the UCEC that the proposed use variance at 3701 Chestnut Street is compatible with existing zoning laws and the character of the existing structure. The signs requested are clearly allowed under the CMX-4 zoning class and the first floor addition is logical given the proposed takeout restaurant in the space. The restaurant itself is small enough that it will not likely impact the overall design of the International House of Philadelphia. The restaurant will likely be of great benefit to both the students living in the building and residents in the surrounding neighborhood. © University City Empowerment Coalition (UCEC) 2013
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