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 second Tuesday 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

Zoning Meeting for Bok-Remapping: Wed April 8 at 7PM

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.

Agenda:

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 zoning@epcrossing.org with any questions.

 

 

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Zoning Meeting: Tuesday, Feb 10

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.


Knight Cities Challenge

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.


Zoning Meeting: TUESDAY, January 13 @ 7PM

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.


Zoning Meeting: TUESDAY, December 9th

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.