Welcome To EPX
EPX spans Broad to 6th, Tasker to Snyder and aims to provide a forum for our neighborhood to have voice and visibility in how the community develops, to bring folks together who have an interest in improving the quality of life in our public spaces, while celebrating the diverse and vibrant character of the neighborhood.
Latest News and Events
Looking to get into the holiday spirit?
Be sure to stop by Chhaya Cafe on Sunday, December 11, 2016, starting at 6pm! We’ll be serving hot chocolate & cookies, and we’ll be giving out a map of the best South Philly home window displays that we’re so well-known for in our neighborhood! This is a family-friendly event!
$5 donation includes hot chocolate, cookies, glow stick, and a map for a self-guided tour. All proceeds benefit the work of EPX. Cash or credit payments will be accepted.
Interested in having your home included on the map? Or if you have a neighbor who goes all out, let us know! Email the home address to Events Chair, Leon Malloy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors, MissionStaff and Chhaya!
EPX Statement on racist and anti-Semitic graffiti
East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association strongly condemns the racist and anti-Semitic graffiti that was cravenly posted near our neighborhood. We know that this graffiti does not represent our neighborhood, and we will never abide by discrimination of any kind–race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, place of origin, ability, or other–in our neighborhood or our civic association. We stand committed against hate and to a vision of a diverse, tolerant, and safe home for all of our neighbors.
While the offending graffiti has already been reported to numerous agencies, please immediately report future incidents to the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670, the Police Department, and to email@example.com.
November Zoning Meeting
The November Zoning Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 9th at 7pm at the East Passyunk Community Center at 1025 Mifflin Street. Open to the public.
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEVELOPER FOR 2015-35 S HUTCHINSON ST HAS DROPPED HIS REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE AND WILL NOW BE PURSUING A BY-RIGHT DEVELOPMENT THAT DOES NOT NEED A VARIANCE. THEREFORE, 2015-35 S HUTCHINSON HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM OUR NOVEMBER MEETING. ***
1901 S 9th St (IRMX): Variance for a tattoo parlor (body art) in the Bok building.
1931 S Juniper St (RSA-5): Permit for the erection of a second floor addition to an existing attached builing to include roof deck and pilot house (for access to roof deck only). Size and location as shown in application. For use as existing single family household living.
2015-35 S HUTCHINSON ST (CMX-2): *** CANCELLED ***
Southwark Schoolyard Design Wins Community Design Award
Dragon Green Park—an imaginative design for a South Philadelphia green schoolyard inspired by the school’s mascot, a bright yellow dragon—is the winner of the Collaborative’s 2016 Community Design Award.
Jeff Goldstein, principal of DIGSAU and a member of the Collaborative Board of Directors, presented the award at the AIA Philadelphia Design Awards on October 19th. Over the past decade, he explained, “The Collaborative has provided 33 design grants for the design of schoolyards or school-related open space. Among the collection of inspiring schoolyard projects, Dragon Green Park was a standout for its design excellence.The intimate collection of elements – play structures, multi-use surfaces, rain gardens – that have come to define this project type, have been reinterpreted in a engaging and identifiable way that works at the civic scale. Everyone was blown away by the design. This project also exemplifies a true partnership between community and school.”
Since the Collaborative wrapped up Dragon Green Park, Southwark’s schoolyard has been chosen for implementation as part of Parks for People Philadelphia, a joint schoolyard greening initiative of The School District of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Water Department, and the Trust for Public Land. Danielle Denk of the Trust for Public Land notes, “The work by the Collaborative showcased a commitment to schoolyard greening and elevated the selection of Southwark School as one of our next sites.”
Southwark Elementary School was also selected as one of nine community schools. These schools will receive extra resources to serve as hubs for social, health, and other services in their neighborhoods. The school’s new community liaison, Beth Dougherty of East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, was instrumental in the Collaborative’s design and community engagement process for Dragon Green Park.
We had a great time at the 2016 EPX Bowl & Raffle! Thanks to all of those who came out and made the event a success!
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