Thanks to everyone who came out tonight to our zoning meeting to hear about remapping the Bok site (1901 S 9th ST) to IRMX. Below is an EPX summary overview of permitted IRMX uses and our presentation about how the remapping process works and what IRMX entails. We will have Scout, Ltd’s presentation included here shortly. If you have further comment or questions, please contact zoning@epcrossing.org.

 

Summary Overview of IRMX uses

Presentation: The Remapping Process and IRMX

Presentation by Scout, Ltd on BOK plans

Updated 4/9/2015 at 4:30 PM to fix links to documents.
Updated 4/10/2015 at 1:48PM to include Scout Ltd presentation.

 

City Council is exploring re-mapping the Bok Technical High School site to IRMX in accordance with the Planning Commission’s South District Plan draft recommendations. IRMX is a new zoning district that allows a mix of residential, commercial, and artisan industrial. New Bok owner/developer Lindsey Scannapieco of Scout, LTD will be presenting plans for the development of the building in accordance with the proposed re-mapping. Please attend to learn about the plans and provide guidance to City Council and First District Councilman Mark Squilla about the remapping.

For a brief overview of the IRMX zoning district, please visit the Planning Commission’s explanation on their blog.

For more information and to RSVP to the meeting, visit the Facebook event page.

Agenda:

1901 S 9th ST (RSA-5): Bok Site Remapping to IRMX

1316 Sigel (RSA-5): Permit for the erection of a one story addition on the third floor level with a roof deck over the second story portion of an attached structure.  Refused for insufficient open area on the 3rd floor.

 

EPX Zoning Meeting
Wednesday, April 8 at 7PM
Neumann-Goretti Auditorium
11th and Moore St Entrance

Contact zoning@epcrossing.org with any questions.

 

 

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Please note that EPX will now be holding its zoning meetings every SECOND TUESDAY at the Neumann-Goretti ***Cafeteria***. Please note the location change from last month.

Join us for our monthly zoning meeting on Tuesday, February 10th at 7PM at Neumann-Goretti’s Cafeteria, 11th and Moore. Open to the public.

Agenda:

1710 E Passyunk Ave (Plenty) (CMX-2.5): Application for liquor license for existing eat-in restaurant and coffee shop.

Both East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and I were sad to see that the iconic King of Jeans sign was taken down today. For well over a year, we worked diligently to find a new public place for the sign, ideally in the neighborhood but at any Philadelphia location if need be (chair Joseph F. Marino and owner Andy Kaplan even looked into the Atwater Kent independently).

Unfortunately, although we came close to finding it an ideal home before a difficult party tangential to a deal scuttled the sign’s relocation, we were unable to find an appropriate location. We want to thank Andy Kaplan and everyone at Rockland Capital, who not only gave us *every* opportunity in the last year plus to find a new location for the sign at no cost but also looked himself. We regrettably have to agree with him that the best solution at this late time was to find it a new home at Provenance Salvage, whom Andy has reached an agreement with to display the sign under condition that it not be re-sold.

However you viewed the sign–as art, as kitsch, as borderline obscenity–it was undoubtedly part of the neighborhood’s fabric, a reminder of an ’80s era of East Passyunk that we are lucky to still drawn upon, and a conversation piece that reminded us to keep things weird on East Passyunk. While we look forward to the new building that will replace the windowless shell at 1843 E Passyunk Avenue, that sign will be missed dearly and not forgotten.

Excuse me while I mourn the sign’s passing the only way I can think of: listening to Philadelphia’s own Pissed Jeans, who named their third album after that weird, wonderful sign.

— David Goldfarb, Zoning Chair

Please note that EPX will now be holding its zoning meetings every SECOND TUESDAY

Join us for our monthly zoning meeting on Tuesday,January 13th at 7PM at Neumann-Goretti’s Media Library, 11th and Moore, Room 211 (2nd Floor). Open to the public.

Agenda:

1247 Snyder Ave (CMX-1): Permit for the preparation and serving of hot food for take-out (take-out restaurant) as part of an existing retail grocery store on 1st floor with existing two (2) family dwelling above in an existing structure.

805 Mountain St (previously 804-806 Fernon/805-807 Mountain) (RSA-5): For the demolition of current structure and the erection of four single family homes. Refused for lot size and open area percentage.