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: Melody Damis, Darren Fava, David Goldfarb (chair), Peter Iezzi, Joseph F. Marino, Roger Bruno, Lee Tharps, Ian Toner, and Carol Trevey.

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

Planning Commission hosts public meeting for South District Plan

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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.


Wed Nov 19: Zoning Meeting and Special Info Sesson on Bok Redvelopment

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.


Zoning Meeting: Wednesday, October 22nd at 7PM

Join us for our zoning meeting on Wednesday, October 22nd at Neumann Goretti’s Media Libray (Room 211) at 7PM. Open to the public and all our welcome.

Agenda:

700 Moore St (CMX-1): Variance for takeout restaurant.

The planned meeting for 1910 S 11th St has been postponed until our November 19th meeting.


Zoning Meeting: Wednesday, September 17th at 7PM

Join us for our zoning meeting on Wednesday, September 17th at Neumann Goretti’s Media Libray (Room 211) at 7PM.

Agenda:

700 Moore St (CMX-1): Variance for takeout restaurant.

800 McKean St (CMX-1): Variance for two residential units on second and third floor with existing commercial use on first floor.


Children’s Hospital Community Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

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.