Thursday, December 4 6:00-7:30 pm South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is hosting their first public meeting to gather input for the South District Plan. The South District Plan will guide the city’s planning efforts for South Philly for the next ten year, informing decisions about investments, zoning … More Philadelphia 2035 South District Plan Meeting
Senator Farnese sent a letter to address neighbors’ concerns regarding a proposed casino at 10th and Packer. Click here to read it.
The City of Philadelphia has proposed 100 bike share locations, 60 of which will be selected, but none of them are south of Morris Street! Join LoMo President Todd Schwartz in an email and letter-writing campaign to Andrew Stober (Andrew.Stober@phila.gov), Chief of Staff of the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to let him know we want bike … More Help us bring Bike Share to LoMo!
LoMo submitted its letter of support for the redevelopment of the Brush Factory at 12th and Jackson Streets on September 7. Click below to read it. Brush Factory Support
As you know, we recently conducted a zoning and planning meeting regarding the development of the Brush Factory. I will be honest, I planned for a shout-fest, anticipating that emotions would run high about parking and other issues related to such a large development project. I was so wrong. The passion was there and everyone … More Update on Brush Factory
Wednesday, August 13th at 6:30pm. The South Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School 2407 S. Broad Street (Broad & Ritner) 1st Floor Gymnasium. The vacant building (factory), was used to make paint brushes from the 1920’s until 2005. The factory closed in 2005 and remains vacant. Tony Rufo (Developer) proposes to convert the factory … More Brush Factory Meeting
At a news conference on April 29, Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed an executive order extending smoke-free rules to all City parks, comprising over 11,000 acres of public space. The policy goes into effect immediately. “This policy builds on a long history of promoting smoke-free spaces in Philadelphia,” said Mayor Nutter. “Smoke-free policies are good for … More Mayor Nutter Signs Executive Order Making City Parks Smoke-Free
The Philadelphia Streets Department announced today new initiatives aimed at improving communications between the Department and the public. Residents may now register their cell phones and e-mail addresses with the Department through its website www.philadelphiastreets.com in order to receive real-time messages concerning City services, vital information and news. “Phone calls to landlines are no longer an effective … More STREETS DEPARTMENT WANTS TO HEAR FROM RESIDENTS
It was great to see so many neighbors at the December 18 Zoning Committee Meeting regarding preliminary plans to redevelop the old “Brush Factory” at 12th & Jackson into luxury style apartments with onsite amenities including a fitness center and maybe even a “green roof.” This was just the first of what will likely be … More The Brush Factory –> The Artisan Lofts
Information from the Philadelphia Streets Department The Streets Department is altering two regulations under its Sanitation Code. These changes will affect residents and small businesses that receive City sanitation services. Effective October 1, 2013 there will be a new set-out time for trash and recycling collections citywide. Citizens are able to set-out their trash and recyclables … More Sanitation Code Changes