Town Hall in Winter

The CHCA encourages a sense of community and works to improve the quality of life in Chestnut Hill.

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8434 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 215-248-8810

Dear Friend & Neighbors,

Welcome to 2022! I have heard folks say that January has had a bit of a deja vu feeling and I am feeling that too! But there is also a glimmer of hope and optimism that we are making some headway in conquering this horrible virus and return to some form of “normalcy”

Here at the CHCA we are planning a full year of events and activities for 2022. The last 18+ months have given us some skills at adapting events as need requires so they may not look the same as they have in years past, but they will be designed to help all here in Chestnut Hill enjoy what this beautiful and special part of Philadelphia has to offer.

We are always looking at ways to make your membership with the CHCA more valuable than ever! As you renew your membership you will be receiving the 2022 Passport to the Chestnut Hill Experience. Be sure to support our local businesses by utilizing the coupons and offers you will find within. We will also be introducing an electronic membership card in the coming months for those who would prefer to access their card (for discounts and other benefits) on their mobile device.

Development is a hot topic here in Chestnut Hill and with our surrounding neighbors. CHCA will be releasing a webpage to help our members get information about not only the development review process in Chestnut Hill but also information on zoning, and Philadelphia’s long-term vision on growth. Stay tuned, we’ll let you know when it is live!

There will be a very important community meeting tomorrow, Feb 1 at 7pm via Zoom on the construction taking place at the SugarLoaf Campus. Representatives from the College will explain their master plan and take questions from the community. Learn more and register for the zoom link below.

I hope everyone is enjoying the snow!



Anne McNiff

Anne McNiff

Executive Director

Chestnut Hill College Community Meeting – SugarLoaf Campus Update – Tues. Feb 1, 7pm

There will be a community meeting via Zoom with representatives from Chestnut Hill College regarding the campus master plan and work that is currently taking place. 

The agenda will include a brief background on the project, including the master plan. Updates on the project will be given, along with a response to questions the college has already received. They will also accept questions via chat to the Host during the session.

When: Feb 1, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Chestnut Hill College SugarLoaf Campus Update Community Meeting

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining the webinar.

To view Chestnut Hill College’s zoning ordinance and masterplan click HERE

Be on the look-out for your invite!

Learn more about how the CHCA is embracing and co-creating the inclusive future of Chestnut Hill here.

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CHCA Physical Division Information

Projects Under Review for Variances

for additional information go to: Zoning Projects Under Review – Chestnut Hill Community Association

Meeting dates and times can be found at: 2022 Upcoming Meetings – Chestnut Hill Community Association

14 LAUGHLIN LANE – Variance request for the erection of a one-story addition on the rear of existing two-story single family RSD-1; Required rear yard setback 30 feet; proposed 15 feet.

DRC Application
Zoning Appeal

This project will be heard at the Thurs. Feb 3rd 8pm Land Use, Planning & Zoning Meeting

get link to register for meeting at 2022 Upcoming Meetings – Chestnut Hill Community Association


8410 Prospect Avenue – Variance request for the relocation of lot lines to subdivide one lot into two, and for the creation of an easement for the erection of a detached private residence and garage at the rear of the lot; existing structure to remain.

DRC Application, Refusal, and preliminary zoning plans

additional documents will be uploaded as we receive them

This project will receive a final review at the Thursday, Feb. 24th CHCA Board Meeting

get link to register for meeting at 2022 Upcoming Meetings – Chestnut Hill Community Association

Upcoming CHCA Meetings

Note: Agenda items are subject to change. To confirm an item is on a specific meeting agenda, please email

Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 3, 2022
via Zoom
Register in advance for this meeting:
– 14 Laughlin Lane: variance for one-story addition in 15’setback, where 30′ is required

Development Review Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

via zoom
Register in advance for this meeting:

CHCA Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, February 24, 2022
via zoom
Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering for a zoom meeting, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

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8434 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118