City Council’s Rules Committee has held a bill calling for a moratorium on third-story rowhome additions in Point Breeze, pending a day-long hearing.
A two-hour hearing yesterday yielded no real solution to a problem that’s pitted new neighbors against old, as NewsWorks partner PlanPhilly reported at length on.
Some residents of the predominantly two-story-house neighborhood say third-floor additions obstruct views and raise property values too much. But those itching to build up say increased property values are good for resale and additions are needed for growing families.
Council members Anna Verna, Wilson Goode and Frank DiCicco weighed in with common-ground solutions, though no decision will be made until both sides participate in a full-day hearing.