This will be an important public meeting hosted by CDAG (Central Delaware Advocacy Group), about 1st District Coucilman Mark Squilla’s bill to amend the Central Delaware Zoning Overlay. Voice your concerns to Councilman Squilla, and to Philadelphia Director of Planning and Development Anne Fadullon. Other Planning officials, and reps from the DRWC (Delaware River Waterfront Corp.) will be on-hand too.
Meeting will be in the theater (to minimize elevator-related delays in getting everyone in to the meeting location).
Free parking on site.
Further details later in the week, but mark your calendar now. We expect this to be a large meeting, please RSVP at the Facebook Event Page so we can anticipate how many people for this meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/122022941737625/
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In order to improve public safety, the flow of traffic for SSHD businesses, emergency vehicle access, as well as working to address the quality of life for neighboring residents, the South Street Headhouse District, in conjunction the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia Parking Authority, will initiate Phase 1 of a new pilot parking program this weekend. Phase 1 pilot parking changes will go into effect this weekend and will be in effect for the rest of the summer and fall.
Phase 1: In order to create a late night public safety lane, vehicles will not be allowed to park / stop on the North curb lane side of South Street between 2nd and 6th Streets, from Midnight – 3am, Friday – Saturday – Sunday.
Please be aware that vehicles parked on the north curb side of the street during these times are subject to removal by the PPA.
Within the next few weeks, Phase 2 will also be implemented which will include:
a) changing Metered Parking Enforcement on South Street from the current 9:00am-10:00pm to a new 11:00am– 12:00am(midnight), and b) relocating the current motorcycle/scooter zone from 436 South Street to 601 South Street.
Please look for street signage changes and help make your patrons aware of these parking modifications. Please be aware that this is a pilot parking project and may be adjusted based on experience, feedback, and assessment.
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The IMAGINE Meredith Committee and the Home and School Association are teaming up with Isaiah Zagar to create a mosaic mural on the wall next to the school’s northwest schoolyard entrance at 711 S. 5th St. The project is set for Aug. 26-27, and will require the help of about 12 volunteers, who must also sign up for Magic Gardens’ workshop on the same dates.
Buy personalized pavers to support improvements to the Meredith play yard now and for a limited time only. Corporate pavers are also available. Order here.
Queen Village Neighbors Association summer office hours are: Monday- Friday 10:00am-3:00pm, Saturday 10:am-2:00pm
Summer fun at Courtyard has begun. We are proud to be providing this summer opportunity to 37 neighborhood youth . The youth participants started the week off with a science experiment, working as a team, Field trip to the zoo, enjoying the spray ground at Shot Tower playground, and summer would not be summer without water ice, compliments of Gateway Towers Apartments South ( A Lindy Property).
The wait is over Queen Village, our recycle bins are here. Bins will be available for pick up on Tuesday June 27, 2017 between the hours of 12 noon – 3pm only. The bins will be distributed in the following way; First come first served, (1) bin per household, there will be a short form that must be completed once you get your bin. Please see Lynn in QVNA office for further details.
150 hot dogs 5 gallons of lemonade 5 gallons of ice tea. Somebody had
a good time!
The weather was in complete cooperation and we had a great turnout for
the re opening of Weccacoe playground. In addition to hot dogs and
lemonade food contributions from QVNA Board members and from local
restaurant Plenty, we’re also devoured. Thank you very much for a
Although Councilman Squilla was not able to be there in person he was
certainly there in spirit. He was detained by a marathon City Council
session where he and his fellow council members did the good work for
all of us who care about Parks and Recreation. At issue it was the
Mayor’s initiative to used sweetened beverage tax money to pay for
significant renovation to Philadelphia Parks, Recreation Centers, and
libraries. Mayor Kenney has named the measure “Rebuild”.The measure
made it out of Committee last night and is expected to be approved by
(see full article:
Rebuild also includes significant agreements with the building
trades aimed at making the Rebuild funded projects use a labor force
that reflects the population that the facilities will serve. If well
executed this could lead to new apprentice programs and new jobs. Stay
“Rebuild could touch from 150 to 200 individual sites, facilities that
have fallen into deep disrepair because of budget constraints.
Improvements will range from face-lifts to the construction of new
The Councilman called me after the event to apologize for his absence,
in light of what is being accomplished in City Hall, I say Apology
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