Neighborhood Preservation Committee
TO PRESERVE OUR HARRISBURG NEIGHBORHOOD, YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED NOW!
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION BELOW:
“We the undersigned, residents of the communities surrounding the Historic Elder property located at 2426 Ellerslie Street, Harrisburg, PA, do hereby OPPOSE the granting of a variance and special exception for the construction of 220 apartments and 264 parking spaces on the property. This property and the surrounding area is currently zoned RM (Residential Mid-Density). Per section 7-307.3 of the zoning code, the minimum square footage per dwelling in the RM zone is 1500 square feet. We OPPOSE the building of 220 apartment units of 685 square feet, and 264 parking spaces as it will significantly and permanently, alter the essential character of the neighborhood in which we live.”
There is a proposal to build 220 apartments on the historic Elder property located 2526 Ellerslie Street Harrisburg PA. The proposed apartments will be four stories high and require ingress and egress from 24th Street, Ellerslie Street and Johnson Alley.
This property and the surrounding area is zoned RM (Residential Mid-Density). Per section 7-307.3 of the zoning code, the minimum square footage per dwelling in the RM zone is 1500 square feet. In order to construct an apartment complex in the RM zone, the owner and developers must receive a variance and special exception to the current zoning requirements. We ask you join us in OPPOSING the grant of a variance to build 220-apartment units, of 685 square feet, as it will significantly and permanently, alter the essential character of the neighborhood in which we live.
Please sign the petition and attend the public meetings
The planning commission review of the Owner/Developer’s variance application will be held Wed. July 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm in Room 213 of City Hall. If approved, another meeting will be held by the Zoning Hearing Board, Mon. July 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm in Room 213 of City Hall.
Both meetings are public, and the public is given time to comment on the project. Please note that these meetings are to determine whether multi-family housing (and the density proposed) can be built on the site. It is very important for all concerned neighbors to sign the petition above, share with their neighbors and attend these meetings to express their views.