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.

Our November 19th zoning meeting will take place at a special time and place because of a special info session about the redevelopment of Bok Technical High School. Both the meeting and the info session will take place at Southwark Elementary’s auditorium, 1835 S 9th ST.

ZONING MEETING: 6:30 PM
At 6:30PM, the zoning meeting will take place concerning the following agenda:
1910 S 11th St (RSA-5): Variance for a triplex.

SPECIAL INFO SESSION: 7:30 PM
Following our regular zoning meeting, join us for a discussion with the new Bok Technical High School owner/developer Lindsey Scannapieco of Scout, LTD. Ms. Scannapieco will provide an early, preliminary view of her plans for the school’s re-use and will take questions and input from the audience. Information-only, provisional meeting (with other meetings to follow): no decisions or votes will be made.

SPECIAL PANELIST: Emily Dowdall of PEW Charitable Trust

BOTH MEETINGS HELD ON:
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Southwark Elementary Auditorium
1835 S 9TH ST

RSVP via Facebook page.