At our April 14, 2015 Zoning Meeting the PSCA Zoning Committee considered the following cases on which a committee vote was taken:
1425 S 8th Street: 6-0 vote in opposition
1247 S. 7th Street: 5-2 vote in opposition
1182 S. 11th St.: Vote held pending submission of additional documents from the applicant
1225 Annin St.: Treated as information presentation due to lack of a formal refusal from L&I
827 Wharton St: 6-0 vote in opposition.
Please see the Zoning page for more information about the monthly zoning meetings.
The PSCA’s April General Meeting is Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 pm at Annunciation BVM Church Hall (S. 10th & Dickinson). All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Speakers will include Dan Pohlig of the PSCA Election Committee, to present the slate of nominees for the May 5 Board of Directors Election, and Gina Ciralli from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to explain the Inside/Out project that places reproductions of artwork around the neighborhood (rescheduled from the March meeting). And you can also get the “dirt” on the annual Plant Sale fundraiser coming up next month on May 2 at Urban Jungle!
Kick things off with the Trash & Recycling Committee at a Happy Hour this Thursday, April 9, at 6pm at Garage. Then on Saturday, April 11 join your neighbors to clean up your block during the citywide Philly Spring Cleanup from 9am-2pm – come out to Passyunk Gardens (at Passyunk & Wharton) to borrow cleaning supplies for your block! And don’t forget to bring your old paperwork to the Shredding Event at Capitolo Park, also on April 11 from 10am to noon, for safe, secure, and eco-friendly disposal!
Fundraising for the proposed renovations to Columbus Square Park is in full swing! The fundraising committee has made great progress and is close to meeting its fundraising goals. A variety of fun, family-friendly, community building events are planned for this spring, including a Health Fair on Saturday, April 18, a Columbus Square Park reunion on Saturday, May 9 and a dog-centered fundraiser on Sunday, May 17. Details are available on the Columbus Square Park website or by calling (215) 685-1890. Get engaged!
On April 18 Columbus Square is hosting a Wellness Fair from 10am to 3pm! See the flyer at left for details. And check out MyColumbusSquarePark.org for more upcoming events at Columbus Square Park – like the Green Club meeting on April 29 for community-minded gardeners!
And for dogs and their best friends – the South Philadelphia Association of Dog Owners is proud to announce that on Sunday May 17, from 9 am to 4 pm, the whole of Philadelphia’s dog owning population will gather together for a day of information, education, services and camaraderie. There will be plenty of room to run inside Columbus Square’s city-block-sized-fenced-in-field. Along with a day of fun with our furry friends, vendors will offer the entire gamut of K-9 amenities including pet adoption, veterinary services, retail needs, toys, treats, professional walkers and trainers. Admission will cost $5 in advance and $10 at the gate; all proceeds will go directly towards the revitalization of Columbus Square and its dog run. Please contact Southphillydogs@gmail.com with any questions.
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? 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! Upcoming Language Exchanges are planned at the following restaurants:
- Tamalex (1163 S 7th) on April 23
- El Zarape (1304 S 9th) on May 21
- Mole Poblano (1144 S 9th) on June 18
- Taquitos de Puebla (1149 S 9th) on July 23
All begin at 7pm!
A new session of ESL classes is being planned to begin this month at the Columbus Square Recreation Center (12th and Wharton Streets). Call Columbus Square for more details at (215) 685-1890.
- Triangle Tavern – Presenting their outdoor seating plan for neighborhood comment
- 827 Wharton Street – Formal RCO meeting for proposed mixed use development
- 1225 Annin Street – second presentation with revised plans for multi-family living
- 1425 S 8th St – Application for erection of wall above existing 1 story garage
1035 Cross Street – Application for the erection of rear yard deck with spiral stairs to upper deck
- 1247 S. 7th St – Legalization of a two family dwelling
- 1182 S. 11th St – Application for three family dwelling in existing structure