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.

Here are the highlights of recent meeting held with CHOP as it pertains to the project at Broad and Morris:

Loss of Parking and Barrier/Site Fencing Installation

  • Starting on September 10, 2014 there will be no parking on the south side of Morris St. and the north side of Castle St., along the borders of the new project.
  • Starting on the morning of September 11, 2014, the existing construction fence will be modified (the bottom portion of the fencing will be a solid barrier, with the top portion a fencing) and relocated into the street, temporarily eliminating the parking lanes on the south side of Morris St. and the north side of Castle St., along the borders of the new project.
  • CHOP has already distributed letters letting the neighbors know this would be occurring, though not specifying the date. On September 8, CHOP will distribute letters to the houses across from the project reiterating the temporary loss of parking.

Demolition/Construction Timeline

  • Demolition Activities are scheduled to start on September 12, 2014 and will take approximately 4 weeks to complete.
  • The site will be flattened and then construction is scheduled to start in mid – October with foundations being the 1st construction activity.

Pest Control

  • Perryman, the Construction Manager for the project, is scheduling pest control for early next week, ahead of the start of demolition.

Cleanliness/Trash Removal

  • Perryman is responsible for the cleanliness of the site and for trash removal from the site and is arranging to have the existing trash on site removed. They will also maintain the site throughout construction.
  • There will be security cameras erected shortly along with signs that indicate the site is being monitored by cameras. This should help with people tossing their trash onto the site.

Future Communications

  • Please continue to use CHOPcommunity@email.chop.edu and 267-426-6904 for any question and concerns.
  • Questions of a technical nature will require time to respond.
  • RCOs will continue to use their email lists to communicate information relevant to the project.
  • Community Advisory Committee meetings will alternate sites for future meetings.
  • A doodle poll will be going out for our October meeting shortly.

A message from CHOP regarding the development at Broad and Morris:
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Dear Neighbor,

Planning is underway for site preparation and demolition of 1700 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145.

We are committed to keeping our neighbors fully informed throughout this process. To that end, the following actions will be taking place starting Friday, June 27:

Security Guard:

A guard shack will be erected and a security guard will be on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Friday morning June 27.

Construction Fence:

The construction fence will start to be erected around the perimeter of the site on Friday morning, June 27. This should be complete and the site secured by Tuesday afternoon, July 1.
Construction equipment on site associated with building the fence will consist of: a small drilling rig, construction/delivery trucks.
Abatement Activities:

Abatement activities are scheduled to start Monday morning, June 30.
All abatement will be performed in accordance with municipal, state, and federal law.
The windows and fascia of the Health Center will be removed to facilitate the abatement activities. A temporary plywood exterior wall will be built in front of the existing wall before this occurs.
Equipment on site associated with abatement activities are: air filtration devices (within building/enclosures), forklift, secured box trailer for loading waste, secured trash dumpster
Debris will be removed from the site each day.
Parking:

At this time, no street parking will be lost by the erection of the fence or the abatement activities.
The contractors will only park on the worksite.
SEPTA Stop, Subway Entrance and Newspaper Stand:

The SEPTA stop, subway entrance and newspaper stand will remain open.

Immediate questions or concerns regarding the site preparation and abatement will be responded to by:

Calling: 267-426-6904

Emailing: CHOPCommunity@email.chop.edu

This is a dedicated email set up for neighbors to communicate with CHOP during this process. We appreciate your feedback, and will continue to communicate further developments as the project moves forward.

Sincerely,

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia