Results from the August 11, 2015 zoning meeting are as follows:
  • 737 Earp – will need to return in September because our committee member, Eric, discovered that the plans were wrong

 

  • 1202 Ellsworth (3rd floor addition to existing single family) – Unanimous vote in non opposition from committee and community.

 

  • 1535 S. 10th (take out food request) – Unanimous opposition from committee and community.

 

  • 1108-10 Federal – will need to return in September to resolve a boundary/ownership issue with the lot in question.
Email zoning@passyunk.org with any questions regarding the Zoning Committee or visit passyunksquare.org/zoning.

La Hoja Informativa más reciente de la PSCA ahora está disponible en español. Haz clic aquí. The most recent PSCA Newsletter is now available in Spanish. Click here.

If you’re a business owner looking to participate in our community, consider becoming a PSCA Sponsor.  For more information, email Ilene Wilder at  ilenene94@gmail.com.
Visit our Sponsor page and be sure to stop in to say “Thank You” to all our sponsors who help support PSCA’s community programs.

PSCA continues its partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) to ensure that stormwater management installations in our neighborhood – the planters and rain garden at Columbus Square Park, the planter outside the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, the tree trench on 12th Street between Dickinson and Tasker, and the tree trench on 10th street between Wilder and Reed – are as beautiful as they are effective in keeping our water clean.
We have a great team working on this but can always use more help! Volunteers to help us monitor these sites and receive training about how the sites function and how the neighborhood can report problems and give feedback to PWD.  Email beautification@passyunk.org for more information about joining our team. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

Sidewalk Sweeping – Revamped!

Our area has always been a popular tourist destination. With the arrival of the special guest in September we can expect even more visitors to the city. That is just one reason the sidewalk sweeping program needed a bit of tweaking. Thanks to your support of PSCA we will have someone 5 days a week, four hours each morning. Mostly this will take place in the east side of our neighborhood and a few streets to the north.

We are working on getting a set schedule. Once we do we will need you to be our eyes reporting on the progress. Look for updates on social media!

In the meantime, look for the young man with the PSCA vest on in our area!

We have two events coming up for Trash & Recycling enthusiasts:
Trash and Recycling Committee meeting: 6:30 pm, Thursday, August 20 August 27 at the Pop-up Garden (9th and Wharton). The agenda will include the push to get local retail businesses to help out by putting trash cans outside during business hours, and planning for an October 10 recycling event (paper shredding, e-waste, and hopefully hazardous waste collection – more to come on this!).
Monthly Cleanup: Saturday, August 29 at Gold Star Park and 6th & 7th streets. Watch for details on Twitter and Facebook.
*This post has been edited to add meeting time and date change.

We have a busy month ahead of us in August. The following cases or presentations will be heard at the August 11  zoning meeting:

  • Informational presentation regarding the lot between S. 9th and S. Darien (just south of Washington Ave.)  PSCA will hear from the development team to review a mixed use concept (including ground floor commercial, below grade parking, and residential) at the long vacant lot.
  • 737 Earp – lot adjustment and single family residence
  • 1535 S. 10th – takeout restaurant application
  • 1108-10 Federal – 2 single family homes
  • 1202 Ellsworth – 1 story addition with roof deck

Note: the 902 Washington Ave nightclub permit request, which was reviewed at our July meeting, will be heard at our September meeting at the request of the applicant.

The Zoning Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 11 at 7 pm at Annunciation BVM Church Hall (10th & Dickinson). Email zoning@passyunk.org with any questions regarding the Zoning Committee or visit passyunksquare.org/zoning.

The following dates are confirmed for the South Philly Language Exchange Open Table!

  • August 27 at Taquitos de Puebla (1149 S. 9th St.)
  • September 24 at Tamalex (1163 S. 7th St.)
  • October 22 at Plaza Garibaldi (935 Washington Ave.)

All begin at 7pm! We hope to see you there.

The South Philly Language Exchange Open Table is a monthly event that brings together English and Spanish speakers over dinner at local restaurants. Do you want to learn some Spanish? Would you like to meet Spanish-speaking neighbors and help them to learn English, while supporting a local Mexican restaurant and building community in Passyunk Square?  This event is open to everyone and is informal and fun. If you come, you can order food or not, and you will be made to feel welcome!

We at Passyunk Square Civic Association are looking for volunteers to canvass our neighborhood in order to meet residents, let them know who we are and get neighbors involved in our activities.

The canvassing will occur on Saturday, September 19. We will meet at the Capitolo Playground building, on 9th Street below Federal Street, at 10:00 AM. We anticipate that the canvassing should end by around 2:00 PM.

If you are interested in helping for one day or know of anyone else who may be, please RSVP on this form to Christine Knapp or Jeff Brown at outreach@passyunk.org.

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