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.

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EPX-Mas Tour of Lights – Sunday December 14th

Get in the holiday spirit with EPX!

S. 13th Street Holiday Lights.  Photo by J. Fusco
S. 13th Street Holiday Lights. Photo by J. Fusco

EPXMas-2014

See why the lights in EPX were named one of the Top 15 Must-See Holiday Attractions according to Visitphilly.com!

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For an additional $10 you can go on a historic Christmas tour of East Passyunk Avenue guided by EPX co-chair Joseph F. Marino. Joe will take you on a stroll down the Avenue and reminiscence about the stores, shops and eateries of Christmas Past! This option is limited to fifteen people! If you’re interested, please email contact@epcrossing.org and let us know!!


Planning Commission hosts public meeting for South District Plan

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The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is hosting their first public meeting to gather input for the South District Plan on December 4 at 6PM at South Philadelphia High, 2101 S Broad St. The South District Plan will guide the city’s planning efforts for South Philly for the next ten year, informing decisions about investments, zoning mapping, and general improvements and changes to our area’s built environment.

EPX encourages you to show up and have your voice heard. More information about the South District plan can be found on the South District plan’s webpage.


Holiday Book Drive

In the holiday spirit, our wonderful new community partner Valley Green Bank is holding its 7th annual “Give the Gift of Reading” holiday book drive for kids from November 28 thru December 31, 2014. Southwark Elementary and Mastery Charter Thomas Elementary are the recipients of this year’s collection. The book drive encourages families to donate new or gently used children’s books, preschool through 8th grade. Please donate and spread the word!

Drop off boxes are at Valley Green Bank on the corner of Broad and Tasker, Satucci’s Pizza on the corner of 10th and Christian, and Vincenzo’s Deli at 1626 S. 9th St.

book-drive


Fall 2014 Tree Planting

The EPX Fall Tree Planting event will be held on Saturday, November 15, where we will be planting trees throughout our neighborhood by request of the homeowner through PHS and their Plant One Million program. If you would like to help with the event please meet us 9:30am at the East Passyunk Crossing Gardens and join in the fun.

Contact beautification@epcrossing.org with any questions.

Scenes from last year


Wed Nov 19: Zoning Meeting and Special Info Sesson on Bok Redvelopment

Our November 19th zoning meeting will take place at a special time and place because of a special info session about the redevelopment of Bok Technical High School. Both the meeting and the info session will take place at Southwark Elementary’s auditorium, 1835 S 9th ST.

ZONING MEETING: 6:30 PM
At 6:30PM, the zoning meeting will take place concerning the following agenda:
1910 S 11th St (RSA-5): Variance for a triplex.

SPECIAL INFO SESSION: 7:30 PM
Following our regular zoning meeting, join us for a discussion with the new Bok Technical High School owner/developer Lindsey Scannapieco of Scout, LTD. Ms. Scannapieco will provide an early, preliminary view of her plans for the school’s re-use and will take questions and input from the audience. Information-only, provisional meeting (with other meetings to follow): no decisions or votes will be made.

SPECIAL PANELIST: Emily Dowdall of PEW Charitable Trust

BOTH MEETINGS HELD ON:
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Southwark Elementary Auditorium
1835 S 9TH ST

RSVP via Facebook page.


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