HACE seeks to elevate the voices of the community whenever possible. As the Registered Community Organization (RCO) for the Fairhill, St. Hugh, and Kensington areas – from Lehigh to Glenwood, bound by B Street to the east and 6th Street to the west – we are able to incorporate community perspectives into decision-making on a City-level.
As an RCO, we are the primary contact for the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) in Philadelphia regarding significant physical developments in our neighborhoods. It is our role to be in direct communication with applicants seeking zoning variances in our community, and to ensure that residents have an opportunity to affect the changes proposed in their neighborhood.
As we continue to incorporate the voices of local residents and stakeholders into the development processes of the neighborhood, we prioritize the promotion of projects that will encourage change reflective of the community they cohabitate and serve.