Join EPX for our zoning meeting TONIGHT, Wednesday July 8th at 7PM at Neumann Goretti’s Library, Room 211, 11th and Moore.


922 Sigel (RSA-5): Permit for the erection of an attached structure with pilot house, size and location as shown in plans. For use as a single-family dwelling with roof deck. Refused for rear yard depth and open area.


On July 13th at 7PM, EPX, in conjunction with PARC, will be hosting a public meeting to review plans by the Streets and Commerce Departments for the revised intersection at 12th/Morris/E Passyunk Avenue.

12th and Morris Intersection Meeting
Monday, July 13th at 7PM
Neumann-Goretti Library, Room 211
11th and Moore
[enter through 11th Street entrance directly behind parking lot fence]

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


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.


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 with any questions.




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.


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.