November 2012

Uncategorized26 Nov 2012 06:04 pm

From the Philadelphia Streets Department


Philadelphia, November 26, 2012 – Starting Thursday, November 29 through Thursday, December 6, the City of Philadelphia will conduct one of its periodic removals of abandoned bicycles in Center City as part of the Nutter Administration’s goal of maintaining a safe, clean streetscape. The Streets Department will remove abandoned bicycles that have been identified through Philly311 and tagged by the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities. Abandoned bicycles are those with missing or damaged parts, that are in un-useable condition and that have been locked in the same location for one month or more.

All bicycles scheduled for removal from racks, posts or other structures will be tagged with an alert notice to the owner at least one week prior to the removal date. The tags are bright yellow in color and contain the following information:

Side 1: ABANDONED BICYCLE REMOVAL NOTICE along with the City seal.
Side 2: Abandoned Bicycle Removal Notice—This bicycle has been identified as abandoned and will be removed between NOV. 29, 2012 & DEC 6. 2012. The owner is responsible for moving this bicycle to another location by NOV 29, 2012, or contacting the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities at 215-686-9000. If this bicycle has not been removed by Nov. 29, 2012, the Streets Department will remove the bicycle. All bicycles will be donated to local charities.

To report an abandoned bicycle, please call 311 or use the Philly311 smart phone app to report the bicycle. Remember to include a description of the bicycle, its location, any damage and what the bike is locked to (a tree, parking meter, etc.).

If your bicycle has inadvertently been identified as abandoned, simply remove the yellow tag and relocate the bicycle to a nearby bike rack. Call the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities at 215-686-9000 if you are unable to move your tagged bicycle or if you have any questions.


Zoning19 Nov 2012 12:35 pm

The PSCA Zoning Committee reviewed the following cases at its November meeting. Results are below.

1412-14 South 7th Street – Opposition based on number of units as well as safety and quality of life issues.

1216 Reed Street – Non-opposition with proviso that ceiling of 4th floor addition should be 8′ max and roof should be flat instead of gabled.

Wharton Street Lofts @ 12th and Wharton Street – Non-opposition.  Developer presented 2 options for roof deck locations with a preference for roof deck along Wharton St. to take advantage of Center City views.  Neighbors did not object based on the existing 5′ parapet wall and deck being set back 8′ from the street.  They didn’t feel noise would be a big concern.

614 Annin Street – Non opposition.

1420 South 9th Street – Opposition based on lack of hardship, community’s desire to maintain structure as single family dwelling, and current owners’ history of property maintenance.


Event and Fundraising and Volunteers12 Nov 2012 12:26 pm

Stop by Urban Jungle on Saturday, December 1st  from 2pm-6pm to buy your Christmas Tree and all the trimmings!  Proceeds from the sale will go to support Passyunk Square Civic Association services and programs. It’s a great time to find just the right tree, unique ornaments, and all the trimmings to make your tree a show stopper this year.  To help you get into the mood, there will be carolers singing all the traditional holiday songs and Santa will be visiting the event from 4:00 to 4:30!

Wanted: Singers for our Passyunk Square Chorus!  You don’t have to be a great singer, just want to have fun and sing holiday carols with neighbors.  If interested, please contact

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