To the Editor:

The article (“East Passyunk eases drivers’ parking dilemmas,” Sept. 27) failed to mention the involvement of the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association (EPX) in brokering the arrangement with Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School.

The EPX board is thrilled about the booming eateries and shops on East Passyunk Avenue and has worked in partnership with many of them. Paradiso, Alphabet Academy and Cantina Los Cabillitos have all won our community service award for their outreach to the neighborhood. In addition, EPX maintains a great working relationship with the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corp. (PARC), and the East Passyunk Avenue Buisness Improvement District (EPABID). These relationships have helped our neighborhood thrive.

EPX heard about the need for parking lot space from PARC and the EPABID and saw the opportunity for revenue, in the way of tuition funds for Neumann-Goretti. The arrangement we brokered was a triple-win: First, we were able to assuage the constant parking complaints of the neighbors who are impacted by the success of the restaurants along the business corridor. Second, the business community, led by EPABID and PARC, gains access to ample parking space a block-and-a-half from the avenue, and third, a well-respected neighborhood institution gains much-needed scholarship funds.

For six years, EPX has striven to meet the needs of its residents. Parking has, and sadly, will always be a concern in our area. This partial parking solution was an EPX idea, and we are very proud of that fact.

Joseph F. Marino and Darren Fava
Co-Chairs, Board of Directors
East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association

http://www.southphillyreview.com/opinion/letters/A-rewarding-solution-176709291.html

The October 2012 EPX General Membership meeting will be held Monday, October 1st, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Everyone is welcomed and invite your neighbors!

This month’s guest speakers will be The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District’s Executive Director, Renee Gilinger.

Also, if you need a recycling bin you can pick one up for free at this meeting.


Agenda Here. (September’s minutes here)

The meeting will be held at the EPX CENTER 1729 S. 11th Street!

On the campus of Ss. John Neumann-Maria Goretti High School. (Previously the Convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph) The EPX Center is the middle building of the three located just north of the main school. Go to the gate just north of the main entrance at 11th & Moore Streets and follow the signs that read EPX.

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, September 20th from 6-9 p.m. come and join your EPX neighbors for our 2nd SPIRIT NITE of the season at Rita’s Water-Ice on East Passyunk Avenue! Invite everyone you know because the more water-ice, and other goodies, we eat the more EPX gets as a donation from Rita’s!!! We are promised an evening of late summer weather and lots of fun as the entire ‘hood (plus our family and friends) descends on Rita’s. Show your EPX Spirit by bringing a crowd and remember there are plenty of fat-free and sugar free options as well.  Who knows you might even spy a familiar EPX board member or two scooping your favorite treat!!!

The September 2012 EPX General Membership meeting will be held Monday, September 10th, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Everyone is welcomed and invite your neighbors!

This month’s guest speakers will be Police Officers from the Third District!

Also, if you need a recycling bin you can pick one up for free at this meeting.

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA

The meeting will be held at the EPX CENTER 1729 S. 11th Street!

On the campus of Ss. John Neumann-Maria Goretti High School. (Previously the Convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph) The EPX Center is the middle building of the three located just north of the main school. Go to the gate just north of the main entrance at 11th & Moore Streets and follow the signs that read EPX.

Six years ago this September a group of South Philadelphia neighbors came together to form the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association. In subsequent years, their membership base and programs grew exponentially. People of every age and culture live within EPX’s borders. Let’s celebrate that diversity by coming together for an anniversary potluck dinner. If everyone makes their favorite family recipe, we’ll be able to learn more about our neighbors while enjoying delicious food!

  • When: Sunday, September 9 5pm-9pm
  • Where: the EPX Center on the Neuman-Goretti campus

Wondering what to bring? Here’s a helpful guide:

If your last name begins with

  • A-H: Salad or Appetizer
  • I-P: Sides
  • Q-Z: Desserts

Your friendly Board Members will take care of everything else!

RSVP HERE by Wednesday, September 5 with what you plan on bringing and how many will be attending so we can be sure we have enough food and drinks for everyone!

Thank you for making the last six years so fantastic and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday the 9th!

The board of East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association is pleased to announce that we are now the official Registered Community Organization (“RCO”) for our boundaries (Tasker to Morris, Broad to 8th). The RCO designation is a product of the new zoning code and formally requires that zoning board applicants appear at our zoning meetings before their Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing.

Our next Planning/Zoning meeting is Wednesday, September 19th at 7PM @ the EPX Center at 1729 S 11th Street.

East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association will be holding their zoning/planning meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:00 PM  at the EPX Center @ 1729 S 11th St.

Agenda:

1843 E Passyunk Ave
Join us for a presentation and community input session for 1843 E Passyunk’s proposal for multi-family residences with first floor commercial at the King of Jeans site.