Events http://planphilly.com/events Thu, 21 May 2015 12:23:44 -0400 en <![CDATA[Philadelphia Historical Commission Architectural Committee Meeting, agenda attached]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/05/26/philadelphia-historical-commission-architectural-committee-meeting-agenda-attached-3 May 26, 2015 9:00AM 1:00PM

AGENDA
MEETING OF THE ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE OF THE PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

TUESDAY, 26 MAY 2015
COMMISSION CONFERENCE ROOM, ROOM 578, CITY HALL DOMINIQUE HAWKINS, CHAIR

TIME: 9:00 A.M.
ADDRESS: 1900-06 AND 1910 CHESTNUT ST

Project: Rehabilitate facades, alter storefront window, construct tower and connector building Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Pearl Properties
Applicant: Reed Slogoff, Pearl Properties

History: 1935; Raymond Pace Alexander Building; Frank Hahn, architect 1928; Boyd Theater, Sameric Theater; Hoffman & Henon, architects

Individual Designation: None
District Designation: None
Staff Contact: Jon Farnham, jon.farnham@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

TIME: 9:45 A.M.
ADDRESS: 715-17 CHESTNUT ST

Project: Construct 32-story residential tower on adjacent lot Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: 715-717 Chestnut Associates LLC
Applicant: Andrew Olen, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP History: 1888, Commonwealth Title & Trust, Willis Hale, architect

1923, altered for the Integrity Trust Company, Paul Cret, architect Individual Designation: 3/14/1990
District Designation: None
Staff Contact: Jon Farnham, jon.farnham@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

TIME: 10:00 A.M.
ADDRESS: 601 W LEHIGH AVE

Project: Construct ADA addition, renovate interior Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Free Library of Philadelphia (City of Philadelphia) Applicant: Christopher Dardis, Vitetta

History: 1905; Lehigh Branch of the Free Library; Hewitt & Hewitt, architects Individual Designation: 4/10/2015
District Designation: None
Staff Contact: Erin Cote, erin.cote@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

TIME: 10:15 A.M.
ADDRESS: 212-18 S 03RD ST

Project: Construct four single-family townhouses Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: SLKRC Real Estate LLC
Applicant: Gabrielle Canno, Canno Design History: 1960

Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Society Hill Historic District, Non-contributing, 3/10/1999 Staff Contact: Erin Cote, erin.cote@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE AGENDA, 26 MAY 2015 PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION PHILADELPHIA’S PRINCIPAL PUBLIC STEWARD OF HISTORIC RESOURCES

TIME: 10:30 A.M.
ADDRESS: 240-42 N 02ND ST

Project: Construct 12-unit residential building Review Requested: Review and Comment Owner: 240-42 N. 2nd Street, LLC
Applicant: Dominic Aspite, DVA Services History: vacant lot

Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Old City Historic District, Non-contributing, 12/12/2003 Staff Contact: Erin Cote, erin.cote@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

TIME: 10:45 A.M. ADDRESS: 101 PINE ST

Project: Replace door
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Miriam & Aaron Silberstein
Applicant: Miriam Silberstein
History: 1970
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Society Hill Historic District, Contributing, 3/10/1999 Staff Contact: Kim Broadbent, kim.broadbent@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

TIME: 11:00 A.M. ADDRESS: 251 N 03RD ST

Project: Apply mural to stucco wall
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Francis Purcell
Applicant: Leslie Lodwick, Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates History: 1850

Individual Designation: 12/31/1984
District Designation: Old City Historic District, Contributing, 12/12/2003 Staff Contact: Kim Broadbent, kim.broadbent@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

TIME: 11:15 A.M. ADDRESS: 4127 MAIN ST

Project: Demolish building, construct mixed-use building Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Kazimier Sokolowski
Applicant: William O'Brien, Manayunk Law Office History: 1860

Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Manayunk Historic District, Contributing, 12/14/1983 Staff Contact: Laura DiPasquale, laura.dipasquale@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

TIME: 11:30 A.M.
ADDRESS: 1704 MELON ST

Project: Construct single-family townhouse Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Max Silver
Applicant: Max Silver, Eighth Silver Property LLC History: 1863; demolished 2002

Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Spring Garden Historic District, Contributing, 10/11/2000 Staff Contact: Laura DiPasquale, laura.dipasquale@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE AGENDA, 26 MAY 2015 PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION PHILADELPHIA’S PRINCIPAL PUBLIC STEWARD OF HISTORIC RESOURCES

TIME: 11:45 A.M.
ADDRESS: 2322-32 GREEN ST

Project: Modify previously-approved plan for new construction Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Daniel and Alexandra Greenberg
Applicant: Gabrielle Canno, Canno Design

History: 1948; St. Francis Xavier Convent
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Spring Garden Historic District, Non-contributing, 10/11/2000 Staff Contact: Laura DiPasquale, laura.dipasquale@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

TIME: 12:00 P.M.
ADDRESS: 1709 NORTH ST

Project: Construct single-family townhouse with roof decks Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: J&J Properties, LLC
Applicant: Matt Gardner, Sr., Buckingham Drafting & Design History: 1875; demolished 2015

Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Spring Garden Historic District, Contributing, 10/11/2000 Staff Contact: Laura DiPasquale, laura.dipasquale@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

TIME: 12:15 P.M.
ADDRESS: 1200 MARKET ST

Project: Repair PSFS signage with LED lighting
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Twelfth Street Hotel Associates, L.P.
Applicant: Cindy Hamilton, Heritage Consulting Group
History: 1932; PSFS Building; George Howe & William Lescaze, architects Individual Designation: 1/30/1968

District Designation: None
Staff Contact: Randal Baron, randal.baron@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

TIME: 12:30 P.M.
ADDRESS: 1818-20 CHESTNUT ST

Project: Alter storefront, install signage
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Boyds Realty Partnership
Applicant: Morris Clarke, DAS Architects, Inc.
History: 1907; Bair Funeral Home; John T. Windrim, architect Individual Designation: 8/6/1981

District Designation: None
Staff Contact: Randal Baron, randal.baron@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

TIME: 12:45 P.M.
ADDRESS: 1530-34 LOCUST ST

Project: Renovate roof top area, install entrance doors, canopy, signage and ADA ramp Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Papermill JV LP and Papermill JV GP LLC
Applicant: Mary McClenaghan, Barton Partners Architects Planners Inc

History: 1921; The Versailles; Frederick Webber, architect
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Rittenhouse Fitler Residential Historic District, Significant, 2/8/1995 Staff Contact: Randal Baron, randal.baron@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE AGENDA, 26 MAY 2015 PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION PHILADELPHIA’S PRINCIPAL PUBLIC STEWARD OF HISTORIC RESOURCES

TIME: 1:00 P.M.
ADDRESS: 2022-24 CHANCELLOR ST

Project: Install garage door in fixed window opening, repaint masonry Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: 2022 Chancellor Street LLC
Applicant: Gabriel Deck, GJDesign & Architecture PC

History: 1890
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Rittenhouse Fitler Residential Historic District, Contributing, 2/8/1995 Staff Contact: Randal Baron, randal.baron@phila.gov, 215-686-7660 

The Philadelphia Historical Commission is the City’s regulatory agency responsible for ensuring the preservation of the city’s historically significant buildings, structures, sites, objects, interiors, and districts. The Commission identifies and designates historic resources, listing them on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. It regulates the preservation of designated resources through the City’s building and other permitting processes, reviewing applications to alter, add to, and demolish historic resources and erect new buildings in historic districts. The Commission’s staff reviews and approves most applications without referral to the Commission itself, the 14-member appointed body. However, some applications propose alterations, additions, and demolitions that exceed the staff’s authority to review, which is defined in Section 6.10 of the Commission’s Rules & Regulations. When applications exceed the staff’s authority, the staff refers them to the Commission for review at its next monthly meeting. The review occurs in two steps. First, the Architectural Committee, a technical advisory committee, reviews the applications and formulates non- binding recommendations to the Historical Commission at a public meeting. Second, the Commission reviews the applications and recommendations and renders decisions, also at a public meeting. Applicants are encouraged to attend both public meetings to present their applications. All applications must comply with the Commission’s Rules & Regulations and include the following:

 Completed Application for Building Permit
o the City’s official building permit application form
o available at Commission, Dept. of Licenses & Inspections, and https://business.phila.gov/Documents/Permits/Bldg_permit_App.pdf o must state whether the application requests final or in-concept approval

 Cover letter introducing the project
o must state whether the application requests final or in-concept approval o must disclose the names of all property owners and/or equitable owners

 Photographs of the subject property
o must document all primary facades and areas within the scope of work o must document visibility of work area from public rights-of-way
o must demonstrate context, especially for new construction
o must be labeled with address and date

 Copies of any historic documentation justifying the project
o for example, historic maps, photographs, or insurance surveys

 8 sets of architectural drawings and other documentation detailing the proposal
o must comply with Section 6.7 and other applicable sections of the Commission’s Rules & Regulations o 81⁄2” x 11” and 11” x 17” are preferred
o if larger than 11” x 17”, one additional set reduced to 11” x 17” or smaller
o documents larger than 81⁄2” x 11” must be folded
o rolled drawings will not be accepted

 Adobe pdf file(s) of all submission documents on compact disc, thumb drive, or other common media

The staff may request additional information, depending on the nature of the application. The Commission will accept complete applications in its offices, Room 576, City Hall, until 4:30 p.m. on Submission Deadlines. The Submission Deadlines and corresponding dates of Architectural Committee and Commission meetings are noted on the reverse of this sheet. 

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:53:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Citizen's Design Review Committee Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/05/26/citizen-s-design-review-committee-meeting May 26, 2015 1:00PM 5:00PM

CDR Committee Meeting

When

Tue, May 26, 1pm – 5pm

Where

One Parkway, 1515 Arch Street, Rm 18-029

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:19:12 -0400
<![CDATA[Zoning Board of Appeal Public Hearing]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/05/27/zoning-board-of-appeal-public-hearing-13 May 27, 2015 2:00PM 4:30PM

Date

            Time (EST)

            Address

            Appeal #

5/27/2015

            2:00 PM

            6000 LIMEKILN PK

            24608

5/27/2015

            2:00 PM

            542 N PERCY ST

            25036

5/27/2015

            2:00 PM

            2528 PANAMA ST

            24740

5/27/2015

            2:00 PM

            13250 TREVOSE RD

            25027

5/27/2015

            2:00 PM

            343 S 26TH ST

            24737

5/27/2015

            2:00 PM

            341 S 26TH ST

            24743

5/27/2015

            2:00 PM

            1900 MARKET ST

            24800

5/27/2015

            2:00 PM

            107 CALLOWHILL ST

            24824

5/27/2015

            4:00 PM

            1353 CHRISTIAN ST

            24756

5/27/2015

            4:00 PM

            4708 N LAWRENCE ST

            24907

5/27/2015

            4:00 PM

            2116 GRANITE ST

            24890

5/27/2015

            4:00 PM

            1401 E COLUMBIA AVE

            24719

5/27/2015

            4:00 PM

            9900 LORRY PL

            24891

5/27/2015

            4:00 PM

            2962 RORER ST

            24886

5/27/2015

            4:00 PM

            1647 S 54TH ST

            24889

5/27/2015

            5:00 PM

            2038 E SUSQUEHANNA AVE

            24895

5/27/2015

            5:00 PM

            2050 E YORK ST

            24908

5/27/2015

            5:00 PM

            642 W MOYAMENSING AVE

            24909

5/27/2015

            5:00 PM

            4700 WISSAHICKON AVE

            24901

More information. Click through each property for more details

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Mon, 18 May 2015 12:09:00 -0400
<![CDATA[In With the Old - Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance Benefit Party]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/05/27/in-with-the-old-young-friends-of-the-preservation-alliance-benefit-party May 27, 2015 6:00PM 8:00PM

Join the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance for the second annual "In With the Old" benefit party! We will be raising funds to support the advocacy initiatives of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. The event will include free drinks (21+) and light hors d'oeuvres, a raffle for prizes, food trucks on site, and more. Come party with us to support the historic city you love and celebrate the Fairmount Park Welcome Center in Love Park--the focus of YFPA's #SaveTheSaucer advocacy campaign.

Tickets are $15/members, $20/non-members. Available at YFPAInWithTheOld.eventbrite.com .

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Wed, 20 May 2015 15:40:00 -0400
<![CDATA[DVRPC Board Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/05/28/dvrpc-board-meeting-2 May 28, 2015 10:00AM 12:00PM

The DVRPC Board
Thursday, May 28, 2015
10:00am

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance

DRAFT AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER - CHAIR'S COMMENTS

 PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA and NON-AGENDA ITEMS

NOTE: Visitors may view details and leave comments on any Action Item below by clicking on the hyperlinked title.

ACTION ITEMS

1. Minutes of Meeting of April 23, 2015

 2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

  1. PA15-42: Paper Mill Road over Darby Creek (Worrall Bridge/CB #221) (Act13), (MPMS # 103525), Delaware County
  2. PA15-43: Troxel/Orvilla Road (SR 1004) Bridge Repair, (MPMS #104955), Montgomery County
  3. PA15-44: Swanson Street Reconstruction, (MPMS #70231), City of Philadelphia

3. Fiscal Year 2015 Planning Work Program Amendments

Facilitating Dialogue on Municipal Actions to Protect and Improve Water Quality in the Delaware River Basin

The William Penn Foundation awarded DVRPC a grant to work with a wide range of content experts and Technical Assistance providers to identify which conservation tools and support services are most effective and where, and to make recommendations for how to better support or incentivize municipalities to implement these tools to maintain and/or improve water quality across the Delaware River Basin. 

4. Authorization to Open a Public Comment Period for the Amendments to the Connections 2040 Long-Range Plan, Draft FY 2016-2019 New Jersey TIP and the Draft Conformity Finding of the Connections 2040 Long-Range Plan, FY 2015 Pennsylvania TIP, and FY 2016 New Jersey TIP

Staff requests authorization to open a minimum 30-day public comment period for the purpose of gathering public and agency comments on the amendments to the Connections 2040 Long-Range Plan, Draft FY 2016-2019 TIP for New Jersey, and the Draft Conformity Determination of the Connections 2040 Long-Range Plan, FY 2015 TIP for Pennsylvania and Draft FY 2016 TIP for New Jersey; to issue proper public notifications; to publish the draft documents of the respective Plan and TIPs and conformity findings on the internet; to make copies available at certain public libraries; and to hold public meetings.

5. Nominating Committee Report:  Proposed Candidates for Fiscal Year 2016 DVRPC Board Officers

The Nominating Committee will report their recommended slate of officers to serve on the DVRPC Board for Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016). Nominations may also be made from the floor. Elections will take place at the regular June Board Meeting.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

6. One Minute Reports

Board Members and Alternates are invited to provide updates on the activities of     their counties/agencies.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

7. Montgomery County Turnpike Interchange Study

To encourage reinvestment in its business parks along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Montgomery County conducted a land use and transportation study focusing on potential land use changes, Turnpike interchange improvements, and new Turnpike interchange locations.

8. Executive Director's Report

  1. Recent Events:
    - NACTO meeting
  2. - Roosevelt Boulevard coordination
  3. - Fit City PHL
  4. Upcoming Events:
    - The Planning Office of the Future – June 3
  5. - Healthy Communities Task Force – June 8
  6. - Regional Aviation Committee – June 18
  7. - Strategies for Older Suburbs Roundtable – June 19
  8. - Incident Management Conference – June 23
  9. DVRPC 50th Anniversary – June 30, 2015 Photo Day
  10. New Report Releases:
  11. - Spotlight on Immigrant Business Owners
  12. - Guidebook: Natural Gas for Refuse Fleets

9. Committee Reports

  1. Regional Technical Committee
  2. Public Participation Task Force

OLD BUSINESS


NEW BUSINESS


Attachments:

  1. Draft Minutes of Meeting of March 26, 2015
  2. Commissioner’s Summary Sheet (Action Items 2a, 2b, 2c, 3, and 4)
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Mon, 18 May 2015 09:48:38 -0400
<![CDATA[CIty Council Committee of the Whole Public Hearing]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/05/28/city-council-committee-of-the-whole-public-hearing-3 May 28, 2015 10:00AM 11:30AM

Public Hearing Notice
City of Philadelphia
The Committee of the Whole of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing on
Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 10:00 AM, in Room 400, City Hall, to hear testimony on the following

item:

150380
An Ordinance creating the Gallery at Market East Tax Increment Financing District, being the area generally bounded by Filbert Street on the north, 8th Street on the east, 11th Street on the west, and Market Street on the south, including certain improvements located therein, and approving the project plan of the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development for the redevelopment of the Gallery at Market East Tax Increment Financing District and making certain findings and declarations, all in accordance with the Tax Increment Financing Act, being the Act of July 11, 1990, P.L. 465, No. 113, as amended, and authorizing the Director of Finance and other offices of the City to execute documents and do all things necessary to carry out the intent of this Ordinance.


This hearing is also being held in compliance with Section 5(a)(5) of the Tax Increment Financing Act, 53 P.S. 6930.5(a)(5), and all interested parties may attend the hearing to express their views on the concept of tax increment financing, on the proposed boundaries of the Gallery at Market East Tax Increment Financing District (“District”), on the proposed project plan for the District and the benefits to the City of Philadelphia. Copies of the project plan, prepared and submitted to Council by the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development, are on file and available for public inspection at the Office of the Chief Clerk of the Council, Room 402, City Hall.

Copies of the foregoing item are available in the Office of the Chief Clerk of the Council, Room 402, City Hall.

Immediately following the public hearing, a meeting of the Committee of the Whole, open to the public, will be held to consider the action to be taken on the above listed item.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 10:06:47 -0400
<![CDATA[Friends of the Rail Park Guided Walking Tour]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/05/30/friends-of-the-rail-park-guided-walking-tour-2 May 30, 2015 10:00AM 12:00PM

Explore the Rail Park’s history and envision the future! Join Friends of the Rail Park for a street-level walking tour of Philadelphia's next great public space. We will follow the three-mile elevated and submerged route of the former Reading and Pennsylvania Railroads — and visit Phase One, slated to break ground within the year.

This tour is open to the public, though there are a limited number of spaces, so please notify us as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend by emailing friends@therailpark.org. We ask for a donation of $25 for each tour participant, which helps ensure our all-volunteer nonprofit organization can continue to offer public activities and events like this one. If the donation amount is prohibitive and you would still like to attend, please email liz@therailpark.org.  

  • Time:  Please be advised that the tour will begin promptly. We suggest arriving 10 minutes before the starting time to sign in and pick up a map.
  • Location:  Beginning at the northwest corner of N. 21st St. and Pennsylvania Ave. and concluding at 12th and Noble.
  • Donation:  minimum $25
    Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and help make public events and activities like tours possible. Additional donations can be made via our website.
  • Additional Info:  Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather! In case this tour must be cancelled due to inclement weather, you will receive notice by email from Friends of the Rail Park at least 2 hours in advance of the tour.

Interested in learning more? Please visit us at therailpark.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Please tag photos from the tour on [@therailpark/ #railparkphilly].

Tickets

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:03:52 -0400
<![CDATA[Schuylkill Shindig]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/05/30/schuylkill-shindig May 30, 2015 6:30PM 9:30PM

Join the Friends of Schuylkill Banks (FOSB) from 6:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday, May 30th on Schuylkill Banks under the Walnut Street Bridge for the Schuylkill Shindig!

Enjoy tons of food and drinks, including savory items from Delicias and Street Food, treats from Shake Shack, Schuylkill River Trail Ale from Sly Fox Brewery, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society will play live music, Posey Booth will snap pics of you with your friends, and we hope to have an innovative light projection inspired by the Banks at the end of the evening.

Proceeds from this event will go towards general maintenance and operations on Schuylkill Banks, one of Philadelphia's greenest treasures.

For tickets and more info, visit fosb.eventbrite.com. 

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:27:26 -0400
<![CDATA[East Kensington Neighbors Association Zoning Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/06/01/east-kensington-neighbors-association-zoning-meeting-7 June 1, 2015 7:00PM 9:00PM

EKNA Zoning Meeting - 6/1

New Date, New Location

Monday, June 1 at 7:00 pm

@ KCFC -  2666-2672 Coral Street (Frankford & Lehigh)

Concerning:

2050 E York St: Subdivision of lot into two lots, which are smaller than required.

2136- 44 E Hazzard St: Demolition of all structures, subdivision of one lot into six lots, and new construction of four (4) duplex (2-unit) houses on Hazzard Street, and new construction of two (2) single-family houses on Sergeant Street. 

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Mon, 18 May 2015 10:20:01 -0400
<![CDATA[SEPTA Citizen Advisory Committee Regional Rail Subcommittee]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/06/02/septa-citizen-advisory-committee-regional-rail-subcommittee-1 June 2, 2015 5:45PM 7:00PM

About The Citizen Advisory Committee

The Citizen Advisory Committee acts as an independent representative and advocate on behalf of our customers in the five county region of Southeastern Pennsylvania served by SEPTA.

The committee's major concerns are the quality of service, including reliability and frequency, speed, cleanliness, safety and security; fares; policies; financing and planning; and accountability.

The Citizen Advisory Committee holds three meetings a month.

The Transit Subcommittee meeting discusses policy and operation of our services except Regional Rail.

The Regional Rail Subcommittee meeting discusses policy and operation of Regional Rail.

The Plenary meeting is a review of subcommittee findings and general transportation discussion.

A meeting of the Executive Committee occurs immediately after the Plenary meeting.

Members of the committee are expected to attend all Plenary meetings and one of the subcommittee meetings each month.

Meetings, except of the Executive Committee, are open to the public.

How To Join

Citizen Advisory Committee members are appointed by the County Commissioners in which the member resides, the Mayor of Philadelphia, or the SEPTA General Manager. Now accepting applications from Bucks and Montgomery County residents.

To apply for membership:

Read the CAC by-laws

Review the Eligibility and Responsibility Description

Apply for membership using our Membership Application Form or download the application here and mail it to the following address:

SEPTA Customer Relations and Advocacy

1234 Market Street, 10th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3780

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:24:33 -0400
<![CDATA[River Wards District Plan Public Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/06/02/river-wards-district-plan-public-meeting-1 June 2, 2015 6:00PM 7:30PM

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Thu, 07 May 2015 16:41:19 -0400
<![CDATA[Fishtown Neighbors Association Zoning Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/06/02/fishtown-neighbors-association-zoning-meeting-2 June 2, 2015 7:00PM 8:30PM

June 2:

7:00 PM: 
618 E Girard Ave
Description:  Rear Deck Addition
Applicant:  Larry Axelrod


7: 30 PM:
620 E Flora St.
Variance: MAX LOT %, REAR YARD DEPTH, HEIGHT, USE, OFFSTREET PARKING
(2) dwelling unit and a parking space (IN CMX-2)
Lawyer: RONALD PATTERSON


8:00 PM: 
1120-30 E Hewson St
Description:  Create (5) lots from (6) existing lots for the construction of 5 single family homes with 5 offstreet parking spaces and roof decks
Variances: Offstreet parking in RSA-5, Lot Area
Applicant:  Rustin Ohler

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Thu, 21 May 2015 12:23:44 -0400
<![CDATA[The Planning Office of the Future]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/06/03/the-planning-office-of-the-future June 3, 2015 3:30PM 5:30PM

The event is free, but register is required: http://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/


Event Description

New technologies. Evolving expectations. A variety of forces are changing the way planners work, the skills they need, even the issues they address. An APA task force recently spent a year looking into the planning office of the future. Learn about the findings and hear what practitioners have to say about recent changes, current conditions, and the shape of things to come. Whether your office is public, private, or nonprofit, change is coming. How will you respond, and how will you lead?

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:01:22 -0500
<![CDATA[2015 Preservation Achievement Awards]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/06/03/2015-preservation-achievement-awards June 3, 2015 5:00PM 8:00PM

2015 Preservation Achievement Awards

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5-8pm

5-6pm Awards Presentation

6-8pm Reception

The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA


The Alliance’s Preservation Achievement Awards event is an annual celebration of the individuals, organizations, businesses and projects that exemplify outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation throughout the region. The annual event is the largest gathering of preservationists in the Philadelphia area.

Thank you to all our event sponsors, awardees and attendees for making our 21st Annual Preservation Achievement Awards a success!

NOMINATE A PROJECT 


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<![CDATA[Design Advocacy Group Monthly Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/06/04/design-advocacy-group-monthly-meeting-16 June 4, 2015 8:00AM 9:30AM

Our meetings are held at the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Our meetings are free and open to the public.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:45:14 -0400
<![CDATA[June 2015 Workshops for RCOs]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/06/05/june-2015-workshops-for-rcos June 5, 2015 12:30PM 2:00PM

This free workshop is for members of existing  RCOs (Registered Community Organizations) and for groups considering applying as an RCO. The presentation-style format will walk you through the approvals process for any construction project in Philadelphia and the roles of the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) and RCOs.

Learn about the responsibilities of being accepted as an RCO and best practices for conducting public meetings with developers.

If you’re applying for the first time as an RCO, get your questions answered about the responsibilities of becoming an RCO, the criteria used for acceptance and whether this is a good idea for your group.

RSVP Requested: 1 day prior to each workshop. Both workshops will be the same format.

All Sessions will be held at: One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Rm. 18029

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Fri, 08 May 2015 17:10:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Open Source Kickoff Event]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/06/05/open-source-kickoff-event June 5, 2015 6:00PM 9:00PM

This Summer, Fine Art Meets the Skatepark

Be the first to check out Open Source, Mural Arts' biggest project of 2015.

Have you ever wanted to reach out and touch a sculpture? This summer, you're invited to not only touch, but to skate on a work of art.

On June 5, Mural Arts' highly anticipated Open Source exhibition kicks off with the unveiling of two skateable sculptures by Jonathan Monk inside of Paine's Park, Philadelphia's premier skatepark. Monk's work is inspired by classic minimalist sculpture, but instead of remaining pristine, these sculptures won't be truly complete until they've been skated on and beaten up by Philadelphia's skate community.

Don't miss out on this chance to check out the first of 14 major public art projects coming between now and October! This free, all-ages Open Source event features skate demos, live music from Chill Moody and DJ Ricochet, food trucks, and more! Bring your boards and help us christen Philadelphia's newest public sculptures.

WHAT IS OPEN SOURCE?

The must-see exhibition of the year isn’t in any gallery or museum. It’s right in your own backyard. Curated by Pedro Alonzo, Open Source connects Mural Arts with 14 trailblazing artists, from Philadelphia and all over the world, to create new public art projects that illuminate the city’s diverse urban identity. For more information about this citywide exhibition, culminating in October 2015, visit opensourcephl.org.

WHERE IS PAINE'S PARK?

Paine's Park is located at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between Eakins Oval and the Schuylkill River Trail.

FUNDERS AND PARTNERS

Open Source is presented by: Knight Foundation and The Hummingbird Foundation. Lead Corporate support provided by Bank of America.

Additional support provided by: City of Philadelphia Government, Ford Foundation, The Barra Foundation, Arthur Dantchik, The Tuttleman Family Foundation, The Fleischner Family Fund, MailChimp, J2 Design Partnership, Dean Adler & Susanna Lachs Adler, Parkway Corporation, ShopRite Colligas Family Markets, Joe & Renee Zuritsky, and The Paul and Emily Singer Family Foundation.

Presenting media partner: Philadelphia Magazine.

Event Partners include: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund, and Nocturnal Skateshop.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 09:37:15 -0400
<![CDATA[Forgotten North Broad Street Walking Tour]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/06/06/forgotten-north-broad-street-walking-tour-1 June 6, 2015 2:00PM 4:00PM

South Broad Street's scruffy, unsung big brother gets the attention it deserves in the newest tour from GroJLart, author of the foul-mouthed Philaphilia blog and Hidden City's The Shadow Knows column. From the vacant "Tower of Truth" to the decaying Metropolitan Opera House, to the remnants of its days as "Auto Row," North Broad has the goods. 

Groj will lead you on a long walk up North Broad between Vine and Poplar with a couple of detours, where he'll detail the past, present, and future of every building, garage, surface lot, big promise, and broken dream this huge little street has ever seen.  Whether you're a history buff or just a Philadelphia enthusiast, anyone who has been on one of GroJLart's other tours will tell you that you'll never look at this stretch of Broad Street the same way again.

For more information, please check out our website: http://hcp.memberlodge.com/event-1914400

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:53:33 -0400
<![CDATA[June 2015 Workshops for RCOs]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/06/08/june-2015-workshops-for-rcos-1 June 8, 2015 6:00PM 7:30PM

This free workshop is for members of existing  RCOs (Registered Community Organizations) and for groups considering applying as an RCO. The presentation-style format will walk you through the approvals process for any construction project in Philadelphia and the roles of the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) and RCOs.

Learn about the responsibilities of being accepted as an RCO and best practices for conducting public meetings with developers.

If you’re applying for the first time as an RCO, get your questions answered about the responsibilities of becoming an RCO, the criteria used for acceptance and whether this is a good idea for your group.

RSVP Requested: 1 day prior to each workshop. Both workshops will be the same format.

All Sessions will be held at: One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Rm. 18029

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Fri, 08 May 2015 17:12:02 -0400
<![CDATA[Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition General Meeting: Board Elections]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/06/09/hawthorne-empowerment-coalition-general-meeting-board-elections June 9, 2015 7:30PM 9:00PM

Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition General Meeting:  Board Elections

Tuesday, June 9, 7:30pm
Hawthorne Cultural Center, 12th and Carpenter Sts


The official HEC Board Election meeting will occur at the conclusion of June’s General Meeting.  Nominations began at May’s General Meeting, are open until the last day of May (Sunday, May 31, 11:59pm), and may be made via email to info@hecphilly.org.  In order to vote, nominate, or be nominated, you must be a voting member.  That means that you must have attended and signed in at at least 5 HEC General Meetings within the year leading up to the election (including June 2014 and June 2015).  Copies of all sign in sheets and a list of voting members is available to view at the Hawthorne Cultural Center located at 1200 Carpenter St.  If you find an error in the sheets or the list of voting members, please email info@hecphilly.org with specifics.  For further information and definitions, the HEC Bylaws are available online at hecphilly.org/about/bylaws.


To date, nominations include the following:

For President: Tim Hitchens and Haneef Nelson

For Vice President: Michael Athay and Brian Kisielewski

For Treasurer: Yvonne Hicks and Raed Nasser

For Corresponding Secretary: Haneef Nelson and Vivian Ng

For Recording Secretary: (Open)

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Thu, 14 May 2015 16:21:53 -0400