July 2012

Cleanup and Town Watch and Trash & Recycling01 Jul 2012 09:18 am

From the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities

Are there any abandoned bicycles crowding the sidewalk in your neighborhood?  Now’s your time to do something about it!  The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) and the Philadelphia Streets Department need your help to identify all of the abandoned bikes in the city in preparation for an Abandoned Bike Clean-Up project.  On July 23rd, the Streets department will be conducting a clean sweep of abandoned bicycles.

Removing abandoned bicycles from city streets helps bicyclists by making bicycle parking easier to find and it helps non-bicyclists by clearing-out scarce sidewalk space.  Abandoned bikes are those that have missing or damaged parts, are in un-useable condition, and have been locked in the same location for one month or more.  These bikes will be tagged with notification for removal by the city one week before the scheduled removal.  All of the bicycles that are removed during the sweep will be donated to local charities for refurbishment.

What can you do to help?

Call 311 to report an abandoned bike.  When notifying 311, you’ll need to know the location of the bicycle; what the bike is locked to; and any distinguishing features including color, broken or missing parts, or any unique identifiers.

Together we can make a big difference to clear the city of abandoned bicycles.


Zoning01 Jul 2012 09:13 am

Tuesday, July 10 at 7PM at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (NW Corner of East Passyunk Avenue and Dickinson Street), the Zoning Committee of the Passyunk Square Civic Association is scheduled to hear the following cases:

1123 Titan St – For legalization of additions that exceed resulted in insufficient open area, rear yard area and rear setback.

1509-1513 E. Passyunk Ave – (a.k.a. Sweat Gym) Applicant is seeking legalization of the relocation of the chiropractic office from the second floor to the first floor and the addition of a tanning salon on the third floor.

1537 S. 11th St – Applicant is seeking permit for an eat-in restaurant that would seat approx. 35 people with no take-out service. Current zoning does not allow for proposed use.

1519 S. 7th St – Day care and after school program that includes tutoring services.

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 final decisions on the applications, but it does send letters to the Philadelphia Zoning Board Administration.

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

Get Zoning Committee updates directly to your cell phone!  Text PSCA to (215) 987-5555

Email zoning@passyunk.org with any zoning-related questions

Gold Star Park01 Jul 2012 09:10 am

Thursday, July 12 7pm

Performing in Gold Star Park this month will be Trinidelphia!  Born out of street jams in Rittenhouse Square in 2005, Trinidelphia came to life.  Since then the group has expanded to become Philly’s preeminent Caribbean music ensemble.  The name itself summarizes the mission of the band: to bring a unique Philadelphia twist to the steel drum music of Trinidad.  Visit www.trinidelphia.com

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