April Zoning Meeting

The March Zoning Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 8th at 7pm at the East Passyunk Community Center at 1025 Mifflin Street. Open to the public.

AGENDA

1007 MCKEAN: PERMIT FOR A TWO (2) FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE

1214 MOORE: SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR A GROUP PRACTITIONER ON THE FIRST FLOOR LEVEL OF AN EXISTING ATTACHED BUILDING WITH AN EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING ABOVE.

807 FERNON: PERMIT FOR THE PARTIAL DEMOLITION OF AN EXISTING ATTACHED STRUCTURE (REAR) AND FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ADDITION (2ND FLOOR, 3RD FLOOR AND ROOF DECK) TO INCLUDE A ROOF DECK AND ROOF DECK ACCESS STRUCTURE ABOVE THE 3RD FLOOR. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS/APPLICATION. STRUCTURE FOR USE AS SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING.

1606-10 SOUTH 8TH: VISITOR ACCOMMODATIONS ON 1ST AND 2ND FLOORS WITH EXISTING TWO (2) INTERIOR ACCESSORY PARKING SPACES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE

2017 EPX Italian Red Gravy Cook-Off

We’re excited to announce that EPX will host the 3rd Annual Italian Red Gravy Cook-Off! Come join us on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 4-6pm at Ss. Neumann and Goretti High School.

Now is your chance to enter the contest! Showcase your best Sunday sauce in this blind-tasting event and you can win $400 in prizes!

Not much of a chef? Don’t worry! Come to the event to enjoy the different gravies over macaroni (or as some say, “pasta”), fresh salads, & homemade desserts. A complimentary Buckingham Valley Wine tasting will be provided by Vin Cafe (ages 21+).

Interested in submitting your homemade sauce? Contestants receive two complimentary tickets!

Fill out this form and email it to events@epcrossing.org.

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2017 Italian Red-Gravy Cook-Off



All proceeds benefit the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association.

A very special thank you to our sponsors: Dr. Valentino Cuillo DPM, Triangle Tavern, Vin Cafe, and our venue host Ss. Neumann and Goretti High School.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The January Zoning Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 11th at 7pm at the East Passyunk Community Center at 1025 Mifflin Street. Open to the public.

AGENDA

1804 E PASSYUNK AVE:

PERMIT FOR THE PARTIAL DEMOLITION OF AN EXISTING ATTACHED STRUCTURE AND FOR THE ERECTION OF ADDITIONS AT THE 2ND AND 3RD FLOOR LEVELS, AND FOR THE ERECTION OF ROOF DECKS ABOVE THE 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD FLOOR LEVELS (ROOF DECK AT 3RD FLOOR LEVEL ACCESSED BY A ROOF DECK ACCESS STRUCTURE). SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS. 1ST FLOOR FOR CONTINUED USE AS ASSEMBLY AND ENTERTAINMENT AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED (A/P NO 663532, CAL NO 27050), 2ND AND 3RD FLOOR AND ACCESSORY ROOF DECKS FOR USE AS MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING (THREE (3) DWELLING UNITS). NO SIGNS OR PARKING ON THIS APPLICATION

The December Zoning Meeting will be held Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm at the East Passyunk Community Center at 1025 Mifflin Street. Open to the public.

    AGENDA:

1146 Mckean St (RSA-5): Permit for use as a day care center on the first floor in the same building with previously approved single family household living on second floor.

1222 Morris St (RSA-5): Permit for three (3) family dwelling in and existing structure.

1711 S 8th St (RSA-5): Permit for a personal services (hair dresser) on the first floor with other uses in the building as previously approved.

634 Tasker St (RSA-5): Permit for the legalization of a multi family household living (Three (3) family household living) in an existing structure.

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!

2016 EPX-MAS

$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 events@epcrossing.org.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors, MissionStaff and Chhaya!

Southwark Schoolyard Design Wins Community Design Award

From: cdesignc.org

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.