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.

Last week EPX happily provided letters of support for two finalists in the Knight Foundation’s “Knight Cities Challenge.” The finalists proposed projects for two significant sites at 9th and Mifflin Streets.

Landscape architecture firm OLIN proposes “The Glass Schoolhouse Project” to reinvent Southwark Elementary School into a “multiuse community center including co-working facilities, makerspaces and recreation.” This project could serve as a model for other city schools. OLIN is currently completing work on a master plan for the transformation of the Southwark schoolyard.

Just across Mifflin Street, Scout Ltd. proposes to transform the vacant space around the former Bok Technical School into a “new community living room that brings community members together, encourages connections and engages people with neighborhood history.”

Winners be announced before April 1st and will share a portion of $5 million. The Knight Foundation “supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.”

Here’s hoping BOTH of these potentially transformative projects receive funding!

Additional information on the Knight Cities Challenge can be found here.

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.

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

Join us for our monthly zoning meeting on Tuesday, December 9th at 7PM at Neumann-Goretti’s Media Library, 11th and Moore, Room 211 (2nd Floor). Open to the public.

Agenda:

1913 S 10th St (RSA-5)
For the creation of a takeout restaurant within an existing structure. The existing structure is currently registered as a grocery store and a one family dwelling on the 2nd floor.

804-806 Fernon/805-807 Mountain (RSA-5)
INFORMATIONAL SESSION ONLY: For the demolition of current structure and the erection of four single family homes.

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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.