March 2012


Columbus Square and Event and Fundraising and Gold Star Park29 Mar 2012 06:31 pm

Columbus Square Park

Time for spring cleaning!  Reserve your spot at the Columbus Square Park Flea Market, Saturday April 28th –  8 am to 1 pm .  $20 for one spot / $30 for two  – reserved in advance.  $5 additional day of.  Call 215-685-1890 or email columbussquarerec@gmail.com to reserve your space today.

Gold Star Park
Space available for vendors
$10 per space (bring your own table)
Email goldstarpark@passyunk.org to reserve your space

Saturday, May 5th
10am – 1pm

Beautification and Event and Fundraising29 Mar 2012 06:27 pm

What: Passyunk Square Civic Association 8th Annual Plant Sale sponsored by Urban Jungle
Where: Urban Jungle, 1528 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147
When: 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, May 5th.

It’s springtime – time to plant! Come shop for your plants and flowers at Urban Jungle. Support our local nursery and the Passyunk Square Civic Association. Proceeds from plant sales will go to support PSCA programming. New this year, buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win free landscape design consultation* by Urban Jungle. Proceeds from the raffle will go to support PSCA programming.

*Urban Jungle is your full-service neighborhood garden center, located on E Passyunk in South Philly, they are exclusively dedicated to gardening in the city! Patios, courtyards, roof decks, railings, windows, walls, even interiors, we green it all. This offer is good for a one hour on-site consultation with their staff Urban Landscape Designer, Becky Bourdeau. A $100 value, Becky will walk and talk with you about the best way to beautify and bring your space alive, with suggestions for materials, plants, and long-term care. Call 215-952-0811 to schedule your consultation today!

Zoning28 Mar 2012 10:32 pm

The PSCA Zoning Committee will review the following cases at its April meeting. The Zoning Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC) on the NW corner of East Passyunk Avenue and Dickinson St.

1108 Titan Street: Legalize AS-BUILT construction of a 11’4″ x 13’4″ two story addition at the 2nd and 3rd story levels for use as a single-family dwelling. Refused for insufficient rear yard area and depth and insufficient open area.

***CANCELED:*** 1033-35 Tasker St: Subdivision of 1 lot into 2 lots.  1 lot to be used as single family dwelling, the other to continue use as a previously approved 3-family dwelling.  Both parcels refused for open area, lot size, and rear yard depth in R10-A.

617 Dickinson St.: legalization of a 4 family dwelling in R10-A (single family zoning)

1131 S Broad (Boot & Saddle): proposed use as a nightclub requires a certificate in C-2

TENTATIVE: 1537 S. 11th Street: Applicant is seeking a variance for a proposed use as a bar/restaurant.

Check passyunk.org or twitter.com/passyunksquare for any last minute changes!

The PSCA Zoning Committee meetings are opportunities for neighbors to hear the details of zoning applications within our civic association boundaries. The Zoning Committee does not make any final decisions on these zoning applications, but we do send letters to the Philadelphia Zoning Board Administration. Those letters outline the neighbors’ thoughts on the application and the Zoning Committee’s decision either to oppose or not oppose the proposal.

Please come and help make our neighborhood a better place.

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