November Zoning Meeting
The November Zoning Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 9th at 7pm at the East Passyunk Community Center at 1025 Mifflin Street. Open to the public.
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEVELOPER FOR 2015-35 S HUTCHINSON ST HAS DROPPED HIS REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE AND WILL NOW BE PURSUING A BY-RIGHT DEVELOPMENT THAT DOES NOT NEED A VARIANCE. THEREFORE, 2015-35 S HUTCHINSON HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM OUR NOVEMBER MEETING. ***
1901 S 9th St (IRMX): Variance for a tattoo parlor (body art) in the Bok building.
1931 S Juniper St (RSA-5): Permit for the erection of a second floor addition to an existing attached builing to include roof deck and pilot house (for access to roof deck only). Size and location as shown in application. For use as existing single family household living.
2015-35 S HUTCHINSON ST (CMX-2): *** CANCELLED ***
Southwark Schoolyard Design Wins Community Design Award
Dragon Green Park—an imaginative design for a South Philadelphia green schoolyard inspired by the school’s mascot, a bright yellow dragon—is the winner of the Collaborative’s 2016 Community Design Award.
Jeff Goldstein, principal of DIGSAU and a member of the Collaborative Board of Directors, presented the award at the AIA Philadelphia Design Awards on October 19th. Over the past decade, he explained, “The Collaborative has provided 33 design grants for the design of schoolyards or school-related open space. Among the collection of inspiring schoolyard projects, Dragon Green Park was a standout for its design excellence.The intimate collection of elements – play structures, multi-use surfaces, rain gardens – that have come to define this project type, have been reinterpreted in a engaging and identifiable way that works at the civic scale. Everyone was blown away by the design. This project also exemplifies a true partnership between community and school.”
Since the Collaborative wrapped up Dragon Green Park, Southwark’s schoolyard has been chosen for implementation as part of Parks for People Philadelphia, a joint schoolyard greening initiative of The School District of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Water Department, and the Trust for Public Land. Danielle Denk of the Trust for Public Land notes, “The work by the Collaborative showcased a commitment to schoolyard greening and elevated the selection of Southwark School as one of our next sites.”
Southwark Elementary School was also selected as one of nine community schools. These schools will receive extra resources to serve as hubs for social, health, and other services in their neighborhoods. The school’s new community liaison, Beth Dougherty of East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, was instrumental in the Collaborative’s design and community engagement process for Dragon Green Park.
We had a great time at the 2016 EPX Bowl & Raffle! Thanks to all of those who came out and made the event a success!
EPX Bowl & Raffle
Whoa! The 2016 EPX Bowl Raffle is finalized! Check it out below! In addition to this great raffle, the EPX Bowling Night features unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and enough food and beer to incite competitive spirits and a night of fun!
Join us at St. Monica Lanes at 16th and Shunk on Saturday, October 22 from 7pm-11pm. All of the lanes are ours as we showcase South Philly’s BEST raffle, with so many gift certificates and prizes from East Passyunk and other Philadelphia-area businesses. Be sure to bring some extra cash to get in on these amazing prizes! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and all proceeds directly benefit the community efforts of EPX!
Tickets are $20 ahead of time and can be purchased via PayPal below, or by emailing email@example.com. Tickets will also be available at the door for $25.
Questions? Contact Leon Malloy, EPX Events Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase BOWLING tickets here:
Please join the EPX Education Committee/Friends of Southwark for our kick-off fundraising event for the Southwark schoolyard!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
The October Zoning Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 5th at 7pm at the East Passyunk Community Center at 1025 Mifflin Street. Open to the public.
2016 S JUNIPER ST (CMX-2): PERMIT FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ADDITION (3RD FLOOR) ABOVE AN EXISTING ATTACHED STRUCTURE. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS/APPLICATION. FOR USE AS VACANT COMMERCIAL ON THE FIRST FLOOR AND TWO (2) FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING ON THE SECOND FLOOR. NO SIGNS ON THIS APPLICATION
2015-35 S HUTCHINSON ST (CMX-2): *** INFORMAL PROVISIONAL/INFORMATIONAL MEETING: NO VOTE TO BE HELD ***
PERMIT FOR THE DEMOLITION OF ALL EXISTING STRUCTURES ON SITE, AND FOR THE LOT ADJUSTMENT TO CREATE NINE (9) LOTS (PARCELS “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, “E”, “F”, “G”, “H”, AND “I” ON PLANS) FROM ONE (1) EXISTING LOT (2015-35 S HUTCHINSON ST, AKA 2022 S PERCY ST), SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLAN/APPLICATION. ON PARCELS “A” THROUGH “H”: FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE WITH A ROOF DECK ACCESSED BY A PILOT HOUSE (TO ENCLOSE ACCESS STAIRS ONLY), SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON APPLICAITON. FOR USE AS TWO-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING. PARCEL “I” TO REMAIN VACANT. (SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON THE APPLICATION.)