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.
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.
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!
$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 email@example.com.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors, MissionStaff and Chhaya!
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!
EPX Bowl & Raffle
Whoa! The 2016 EPX Bowl Raffle is finalized! Check it out below! In addition to this great raffle, the EPX Bowling Night features unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and enough food and beer to incite competitive spirits and a night of fun!
Join us at St. Monica Lanes at 16th and Shunk on Saturday, October 22 from 7pm-11pm. All of the lanes are ours as we showcase South Philly’s BEST raffle, with so many gift certificates and prizes from East Passyunk and other Philadelphia-area businesses. Be sure to bring some extra cash to get in on these amazing prizes! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and all proceeds directly benefit the community efforts of EPX!
Tickets are $20 ahead of time and can be purchased via PayPal below, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be available at the door for $25.
Questions? Contact Leon Malloy, EPX Events Chair, at email@example.com.
Purchase BOWLING tickets here:
Please join the EPX Education Committee/Friends of Southwark for our kick-off fundraising event for the Southwark schoolyard!
Looking forward to seeing you there!