January 2015


Event and Newsletter05 Jan 2015 07:35 am

Language Outreach

South Philly Language Exchange Program
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? If so, stay tuned on our Facebook page and passyunksquare.org for details on our next Language Exchange event! We generally meet one Thursday evening each month at a local restaurant to socialize and chat. 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!

ESL Classes
The next session of ESL classes is set to begin again on January 26! Level 0 and level 1 classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Columbus Square Rec Center. Call Chris DiCapua at (267) 467-4307 for more information, or watch for information on our Facebook page and passyunksquare.org.

Beautification and Newsletter and Volunteers05 Jan 2015 07:35 am

stormwater management garden

Soak It Up! Adoption Program – Volunteers Needed!
PSCA is working with the Philadelphia Water Department this year 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.

Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help! If you are interested in being trained to monitor stormwater sites, please email beautification@passyunk.org. Being a monitor is as easy as submitting an online form each week to report on the condition of these gardens. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

Newsletter and Zoning05 Jan 2015 07:34 am

The Zoning Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 13, 7pm at Annunciation BVM Church Hall (10th & Dickinson). There are three cases for consideration this month:

  • 1151 S. 7th: Permit to legalize use as two-family.
  • 1225 E. Passyunk: An application to legalize an existing outdoor sign. (Rescheduled from December’s meeting.)
  • 1331 Juniper: Permit to erect three-story addition (max. height 44 feet) with elevator penthouse above for use as 12 dwelling units on floors 2-4 with 12 parking spaces and accessory office.

Email zoning@passyunk.org with any questions regarding the Zoning Committee.

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