PSCA’s January zoning meeting was held Jan. 12, 2015, and we considered and voted upon the following cases:

1225-27 Annin.  Application to erect 2 single family homes with dimensional variances.  Unanimous vote of non-opposition.

1241 s 13th.  Second meeting regarding request to legalize an existing triplex.  Due to issues involving notice to near neighbors, we requested that the Applicant return 2/9, after full and sufficient notice to neighbors, for further consideration.

1308 S Warnock.  Application to legalize a duplex.  Unanimous vote in opposition

1225-29 Peters.  Application to construct 3 single family homes with dimensional variances.   Unanimous vote of non opposition.

La Hoja Informativa más reciente de la PSCA ahora está disponible en español. Haz clic aquí. The most recent PSCA Newsletter is now available in Spanish. Click here.

There will be a garden wrap up and planning meeting in late January. People who’d like to come should email to get on the garden planning group list and help us pick a date .

The next South Philly Language Exchange will be on Thursday, January 14, at Tamalex, located at 1163 S. 7th St. All South Philly Language Exchanges begin at 7pm! We hope to see you there.

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? The South Philly Language Exchange is a monthly event that brings together English and Spanish speakers over dinner at local restaurants. 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!

Are you a realtor looking to learn more about East Passyunk’s vibrant public schools? Join the Realtor Tour of Schools in East Passyunk on Tuesday, January 26, at 8:30 am. It will be a school bus tour of George W. Nebinger, Vare-Washington, Eliza B. Kirkbride, Southwark and Andrew Jackson schools. At each stop, realtors will have the opportunity to see the school in action and hear from the principals about programs, student achievements, community engagement and much more. To learn more and to RSVP, please email Nicholas Ventrola at

On Monday, January 18, from 10 am until 12 pm, Kirkbride School (1501 S. 7th St.) is in need of volunteers to help clean the school’s grounds and organize coats that have been collected for their coat drive. To volunteer, please email Nicholas Ventrola at

Our monthly zoning meeting is on Tuesday, January 12 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Saint Maron’s Maronite Church, 1013 Ellsworth St.

There will be 3 cases:

  • 1226 – 1229 Peters St. – Erection of single family home
  • 1308 S. Warnock St. – Application for 2 family dwelling
  • 1225 – 27 Annin St.


Our next monthly general meeting is Tuesday, January 5, at 6:30 pm at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC) at 1430 E. Passyunk Ave. SPOAC is the home for all of our general meetings, which occur on the first Tuesday of every month, except July and August when there are no general meetings.

Love the murals in our area? Our featured speaker of the evening will be PSCA neighbor and local artist David Guinn. David will speak about the art project coming to Percy Street.

Keep the season of giving going by recycling your Christmas tree. On Saturday, January 9, between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, take your Christmas tree to Columbus Square Park (13th and Reed entrance) where it will recycled by Bartlett Tree Experts into wood chips for local gardens and parks. A $5 per tree donation is suggested. Make sure to remove all ornaments and decorations from your tree.

Unable to carry your Christmas tree to Columbus Square Park? Bennett Compost will collect your Christmas tree for $15 on the morning of Saturday, January 9. Schedule your Bennet Composting Christmas tree pick-up online.

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