The Zoning & Planning Committee handles East Passyunk Crossing’s zoning variance meetings, as well as civic design review, L&I violation reporting, vacant property initiative, and all other city planning functions. EPX’s zoning protocols can be found here.

Committee Members: Darren Fava, David Goldfarb (chair), Peter Iezzi, Joseph F. Marino, Roger Bruno, Lee Tharps, and Ian Toner.

Contact: zoning@epcrossing.org

Monthly Meeting
Usually held the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:00PM. Check below for the next meeting’s date and location.

Committee Chair


David Goldfarb


Below find our comprehensive list of all current and past zoning committee hearings, with the resulting decisions by EPX and the ZBA.


Latest Committee News and Events

Broad and Morris CHOP Update

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


EPX Zoning Meeting: Wednesday, May 28th

Join us for our zoning meeting at 7PM on Wednesday, May 28th at Neumann-Goretti’s 2nd Floor Library, Room 211. Open to the public. All are welcome.

Agenda:

1648 S 12th St (CMX-2.5): Adding an additional one bedroom apartment (total of four: 2 1BR, 2 2BR) to previously proved restaurant with apartments above.

1906 S 13th St (CMX-2.5): Legalization of duplex without commercial use on first floor.

1648 E Passyunk Ave (CMX-2.5): Liquor License transfer for by-right restaurant from team behind Cheu Noodle Bar.


Zoning Meeting TOMORROW, April 23rd @ 7PM

Join us for our zoning meeting at 7PM on Wednesday, April 23rd at Neumann-Goretti’s 2nd Floor Library, Room 211. Open to the public. All are welcome.

Agenda:

1742 E Passyunk Ave: CMX-2.5: For the addition of a second and third story rear portion of a third story structure in excess of the allowed open space and rear yard limitations.

1129 McKean St RSA-5: PERMIT TO CONVERT FIRST FLOOR FRONT, FROM BEAUTY SHOP TO AN APARTMENT WITH TWO EXISTING APARTMENTS FOR A TOTAL OF THREE APARTMENTS (AS PART OF AN EXISTING ATTACHED STRUCTURAL)


Zoning Meeting: Wednesday, March 26th @ 7PM

Join us for our zoning meeting at 7PM on Wednesday, March 26th at Neumann-Goretti’s 2nd Floor Library, Room 211. Open to the public. All are welcome.

Agenda:

1835 E Passyunk Ave, 2nd Floor (CMX-2.5): Proposed tattoo parlor on the second floor of 1835 E Passyunk Avenue (first floor occupied by relocated Era Atomica) with minimal signage.

1026 Tasker St RSA-5: Legalization of duplex in existing building.


Join LOMO for their zoning meeting for a shared border case on March 17

EPX invites you to join LOMO’s zoning meeting for a property on our shared border on Monday, March 17th at 6:30PM at the Fumo Library at Broad and Porter:

1244 Snyder Ave: A special exception for a takeout restaurant on the first floor.