Manayunk Neighborhood Council
THE VENICE ISLAND ISSUE
The City Ordinance
The City Ordinance - for flood plain controls (note section 5.a.1)
About the Island
Meteorolgist Chet Henricksen - summary of testimony for Venice Island
Traffic Engineer Andreas Heinrich - testimony for Venice Island developments
Princeton Hydro - summary letter presented to the Zoning Board
Letters & Opinions
LETTER from James Witt - Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency - Letter Image (gif/27k)
Press Statement, First Annual Car Float in the Canal - November 17, 2003
Manayunk Neighborhood Council Flyer - February 28, 2001
Over 1,000 Cars? - One event at the Arroyo backs up traffc
Flood Facts as sent to City Council
BUYOUTS - What's Happening in Other Areas?
Apartment Complex - FEMA buyout in North Carolina
Buyouts from Floyd - South Eastern PA - PA DEP
Additional Funds for Floyd - $6.6 million for South Eastern PA
New York City DEP - New York City & Delaware County, 1999
Aurora, Illinois - FEMA buyout 1997
Houston, Texas - In Houston, flood control looks like real estate business, 1998
The Zoning Board Approves Apartments on Venice Island!
The Philadelphia Common Pleas court overturns the Zoning Board!
Complete transcripts of the Zoning Board Testimony (Not for the weak stomached!)
Dranoff/Namico ZBA Decision (Findings of Fact/Conclusions of Law)
Dranoff/Namico Motion to remand or hear new evidence (Filed with Common Pleas Court 2/21/2001)
Dranoff/Namico Brief (Filed with Common Pleas Court 3/8/2001)
Dranoff/Namico ZBA decision overturned (Common Pleas Court judge Flora Barth Wolf overturns the ZBA decision to approve the Dranoff/Namico project--August 29, 2001)Judge Wolf's Dranoff/Namico opinion (Long legal document justifying her decision to overturn the zoning board--May 29, 2002)
Dranoff/Namico Common Pleas decision overturned--ZBA approval reinstated.
Dranoff/Namico petition to the state supreme court--Petition to the state supreme court to hear an appeal to the Commonwealth decision.
Maloomian/Connelly ZBA Decision (Findings of Fact/ Conclusions of Law)
Maloomain/Connelly Motion to take new evidence (Field with Common Pleas Court 3/15/2001)
Maloomain/Connelly Brief (Field with Common Pleas Court 3/22/2001)
Judge Wolf's Maloomain/Connelly opinion (Long legal document justifying her decision to overturn the zoning board--May 29, 2002)
Maloomian/Connelly ZBA decision overturned (Common Pleas Court judge Flora Barth Wolf overturns the ZBA decision to approve the Maloomian/Connelly project--August 29, 2001)
Maloomain/Connelly Common Pleas decision overturned--ZBA approval reinstated.
Maloomain/Connelly petition to the state supreme court--Petition to the state supreme court to hear an appeal to the Commonwealth decision.
Stella Ling's Plans for Venice Island Park
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