Zoning Notice: 5037 Baltimore & 5039 Baltimore Ave (April 11, 2013)

5037 Baltimore Avenue

5037 Baltimore Avenue and

5039 Baltimore Avenue

Cedar Park Neighbors (CPN) would like to inform local residents of 2 distinct applications submitted to the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) regarding 5037 Baltimore Avenue and 5039 Baltimore Avenue.

The CPN Zoning Committee will be holding a PUBLIC MEETING for both applications at:

People’s Baptist Church, 5039 Baltimore

Thursday, April 11, 7:00 pm.

The applicants will be present to answer questions and hear community comment.


1. 5037 Baltimore Ave: Calendar # 20051

Applicant: Craig King, Ventures Abby Real Estate

ZBA hearing:  April 23rd at 9:30am at 1515 Arch Street



“Special Exception for a sit down restaurant with 75 seats to include music/entertainment (Night Club/Private Club) on the 1st Floor in the same building with existing four (4) family dwelling above in an existing structure.”

5037 Baltimore is currently zoned CMX - 2 Neighborhood Commercial Mixed Use 2.  The new leasee proposes to renovate the building, maintaining the current interior layout which has a commercial space on the first floor with four apartments on the two floors above. The building exterior will be painted and the commercial space completely renovated to accommodate a sit-down restaurant and jazz club. The applicant anticipates weekend live jazz entertainment. The applicant does not anticipate obtaining a liquor license.

2. 5039 Baltimore Ave. Calendar #20010

Applicant: People's Baptist Church

ZBA Hearing:  April 16th at 9:30 am at 1515 Arch Street

Sign Permit Application

“Permit for the legalization of two (2) existing signs and for the erection of one (1) Flatwall sign (total 3 signs on lot) (Stucco Sign (Cross sign) is above the second floor) accessory to an existing house of worship (church), size and location as shown in the application.”

This permit seeks legalization of the existing name and cross enclosed in the stucco facing and for the erection of a new sign measuring 24” by 80” with a light emitting diode (LED) display. The sign’s display will change and the message will move slowly across the screen on a continual basis.

We hope this information is helpful. The policy of the CPN Zoning Committee is to reflect the concerns or support of the community to the ZBA. If you would like to comment on this application or have questions, please contact the CPN Zoning Committee by Thursday April 11th at 267-BALT-AVE (267-225-8283); contact@cedarparkneighbors.org.



Stacey Main

CPN Zoning Committee