April 10th QVNA Mtg – Councilman Squilla discusses Mother Bethel Burying Ground Memorial at Weccacoe

Neighbors are invited to hear Councilman Mark Squilla discuss, and participate in Q&A, about the Mother Bethel Burying Ground plans for Weccacoe Playground.

  • Will it be part of or separated from the playground?
  • What is the timeline?
  • What are the plans for it’s maintenance?
  • What other parts of the playground will be directly affected and potentially change?

Don’t miss your opportunity to be heard!

The meeting will be at St. Philip Neri Church Hall, 218 Queen Street at 6:30pm

Feb 20th QVNA Meeting – Washington Ave Connector Presentation

At QVNA’s February 20th Community Meeting, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) will present its concepts for the Washington Avenue Connector Project. The presentation begins at 6:30pm at St. Philip Neri Church Hall, 218 Queen Street. Community meetings like ours have played a major part in the development of the Project.

Washington Avenue Connector’s planners believe that from 4th Street to Columbus Boulevard, Washington Avenue can be a well-lit, beautiful streetscape with improved safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. In addition, they hope neighbors will see the waterfront as a resource for open space, recreation, environmental education, and community.

In May and November 2018, DRWC sponsored two community input meetings. Project planning took shape using that input along with input from partner groups PennDOT and Philadelphia Streets Department.

DRWC’s concepts are online at http://bit.ly/WashAveConnector

Wed, Feb 14:  Proposed Changes to Waterfront Zoning @ 6:00pm

Major Proposed Changes to Waterfront Zoning will be discussed:

  • Do they impact Queen Village? Find out.
  • Please attend an important meeting of the Central Delaware Advisory Group

Councilman Mark Squilla will respond to concerns about proposed changes in the Central Delaware Zoning Overlay. The Overlay, adopted in 2013, implements the Master Plant for the waterfront, and proposed changes would remove all existing building height limits under certain circumstances.

Please attend to ask questions, express concerns, and hear directly from the Councilman and the Planning Commission.

Location:  Society Hill Towers Community Room, 281 St. James Place (near Zahav restaurant)