WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP TO PRESERVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION BELOW:
We the undersigned, residents of the communities surrounding the proposed convenience store to be located at 2400 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA, do hereby OPPOSE the addition of this business in our community. According to Section 7-305.7 of the Zoning code, convenience stores are no longer permitted in mid density communities without a variance and without adequate parking. We currently have 13 food/convenience stores in our community, all within walking distance of our homes. How many stores is too many? And who should decide this? The Harrisburg Planning Commission has recommended granting a variance despite the Zoning code’s opposition to more stores, despite the recommendation of its own staff to deny the application because of the negative impact on the community and despite the objections of the neighbors.
Our concern here is that the character of our community is being changed by these decisions and city government is ignoring the voice of the people. The only way for us to take ownership for our neighborhoods is to speak with one voice of self-determination. By this petition, we bring to the attention of our elected or appointed officials our displeasure in not being treated as equals in deciding the future of our communities and neighborhoods. Please join us by signing this petition to let all parties know that we, the neighbors insist that the Zoning code be honored and our neighborhoods protected from these repeated encroachments on the character of the community. We live here, own homes here and have to have a voice in whether a variance is granted. Again, we are in opposition to another convenience store business being located within our neighborhood. Please raise you voice. Sign the petition and help preserve this community.
WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
If you haven’t already done so, please sign our petition, and please add your comments to our website. Spread the word to your neighbors, friends, and family.
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.
If you’d like to volunteer to help please indicate your areas of interest. Thank you for your enthusiastic support.
Together, we can help preserve the neighborhood that we love.
Public Hearing Notice is posted on the Proposed Location at 2400 Derry Street. Please join us at the Harrisburg Zoning Board Meeting on April 18th, 2016 6:00pm the City Center to show your support for the opposition to the introduction of another convenience store within our neighborhood.