Events http://planphilly.com/events Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:35:19 -0400 en <![CDATA[Zoning Board of Appeal Public Hearing]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/07/zoning-board-of-appeal-public-hearing-22 July 7, 2015 9:30AM 11:30AM

Zoning Board of Appeal Public Hearings
Tue Jul 07 2015

65 W GARFIELD ST 
9:30 AM

69 W GARFIELD ST 
9:30 AM

4751 WOODLAND AVE 
9:30 AM

4534 SPRUCE ST 
9:30 AM

1035 CROSS ST 
9:30 AM

2645 E LEHIGH AVE 
9:30 AM

555 W ROOSEVELT BLV 
9:30 AM

1247 S 07TH ST 
9:30 AM

727 WASHINGTON AVE 
9:30 AM

2528 S 24TH ST 
9:30 AM

5703 WOODCREST AVE 
9:30 AM

620 E FLORA ST 
9:30 AM

150 N YEWDALL ST 
9:30 AM


More information. Click through each property for more details

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:28:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Civic Design Review]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/07/civic-design-review-3 July 7, 2015 1:00PM 3:30PM

Civic Design Review - July 7

Tentative Agenda Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 1:00PM Room 18-029, One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

1. 626-636 North 5th Street, zoned ICMX, 104,241 sq. ft., 43 residential units with ground floor commercial space, 33 parking spaces (mix of garages and surface parking spaces). Developer: US Construction, JKR Partners LLC Architects. Attorney: Hercules Grigos, Esq. Obermayer, Rebmann Maxwell and Hippel, LLP. Presented by Matthew Pickering.

2. 1213-1241 North 5th Street, zoned ICMX, 60,293 sq. ft., 23 buildings to house 45 total residential units and one commercial space, 45 surface parking spaces. Developer: Sean Frankel, Harman Deutsch Architects. Attorney: Hercules Grigos, Esq. Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell and Hippel, LLP. Presented by Jack Conviser.

3. 401 Race Street, zoned CMX-3, 193,589 sq ft., 216 dwelling units, commercial/retail on first floor, 144 parking spaces in underground garage, 40 parking spaces in surface parking lot/184 total parking spaces. Developer: Priderock Capital Partners LLC, Barton Partners Architects & Planners, Inc.. Attorney: Ronald Patterson, Esq., Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, LLP. Presented by Alex Smith.

Date of CDR Review:            Project Title:

July 7, 2015                              626-36 N. 5th Street

July 7, 2015                              1213-41 N. 5th Street

July 7, 2015                          401 Race Street

 
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:34:00 -0400
<![CDATA[SEPTA Citizen Advisory Committee Regional Rail Subcommittee]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/07/septa-citizen-advisory-committee-regional-rail-subcommittee-2 July 7, 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 16:26:49 -0400
<![CDATA[YIP's July Run: Academy of Vocal Arts]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/07/yip-s-july-run-academy-of-vocal-arts July 7, 2015 6:30PM 9:00PM

We know you can run like a champ, but can you sing like one?!  Join Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP), the Young Professionals of the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) and Philadephia Runner in July for our run to AVA to check out their space and learn more about their programs.

AVA Young Professionals is a community of young professionals based in the Greater Philadelphia area who celebrate a mutual love of music through networking and social gatherings, exclusive receptions, and cultural events.


We'll start the run at Philadelphia Runner at 16th and Sansom at 6:30 p.m. and run for a few miles ending at AVA on Spruce Street (between 19th & 20th).  We'll get a tour, ask some questions and head to a nearby watering hole for drinks after.  All paces welcome!

About YIP Run Club

The YIP running club is a collaboration between Young Involved Philadelphia and Philadelphia Runner with participation from partners across the city.  Runners of all levels are welcome, with most runs splitting into groups for longer and shorter distance runners.

Each month the group runs 2-5 miles to an interesting place in the city (historic, public space, point of interest, etc.) for a brief 5-10 minute tour or Q & A before heading to bar in the neighborhood for post-run camaraderie.

The goal of the YIP running club is to provide a new avenue for conversation and networking while exploring interesting locations throughout Philadelphia (and hey, you get a workout in too).

About AVA

The mission of the Academy of Vocal Arts is to be the world's premier institution for training young artists as international opera soloists. Through rigorous instruction and coaching, and by presentations of Resident Artists from around the world in concerts, oratorios, public programs and fully staged professional opera productions, the Academy will train artists with the high potential for career success while enriching lives in Philadelphia and beyond. Gifted singers come from throughout the world to seek the exceptional guidance and training that the Academy of Vocal Arts offers. The Academy of Vocal Arts is distinguished by its reputation for high quality performances that are acclaimed by critics locally, nationally and internationally. Each year AVA resident artists are presented in four or five fully-staged opera productions accompanied by orchestra. Resident artists are cast in leading roles that they will in all likelihood continue to perform for the rest of their careers.

GET SOCIAL

Attending the event? Use #YIPRuns when posting, and don’t forget to tag @YIPhilly on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:45:02 -0400
<![CDATA[Bella Vista Neighbors Association beautification committee]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/07/bella-vista-neighbors-association-beautification-committee-1 July 7, 2015 6:30PM 7:30PM

Tuesday, July 7, the BVNA beautification committee meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Palumbo Recreation Center (725 S.  10th St.). This is to make up the rain-out earlier in the month. Everyone is welcome.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:38:49 -0400
<![CDATA[Zoning Board of Appeal Public Hearing]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/08/zoning-board-of-appeal-public-hearing-23 July 8, 2015 12:00PM 1:30PM

Zoning Board of Appeal Public Hearings
Wed Jul 08 2015

114 HILLCREST AVE 
12:00 PM

4923 MERION AVE 
2:00 PM

4714 ROSEHILL ST 
5:00 PM

1316 SIGEL ST 
4:00 PM

5456 ERDRICK ST 
5:00 PM

1214 S 18TH ST 
5:00 PM

1323 SOUTH ST 
2:00 PM

1840 POPLAR ST 
5:00 PM

1842 POPLAR ST 
5:00 PM

158 E ALLEGHENY AVE 
4:00 PM

2330 EMERALD ST 
4:00 PM

3039 B ST 
4:00 PM

850 E CHELTEN AVE 
5:00 PM

635 W GIRARD AVE 
2:00 PM

611 N 02ND ST 
2:00 PM

More information. Click through each property for more details

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:49:25 -0400
<![CDATA[Creating an Award Winning Entry and 2015 Design Awards Entry Procedures]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/08/creating-an-award-winning-entry-and-2015-design-awards-entry-procedures July 8, 2015 12:00PM 1:30PM

Creating an Award Winning Entry and 2015 Design Awards Entry Procedures

Learn how to prepare your entry to the 2015 AIA Philadelphia Awards for Design Excellence. This program will review entry requirements, show samples of award winning entries and offers some tips on how to put it all together.

Instructors will review the new online 2015 submission process.

This program is open to AIA Philadelphia members and staff of AIA Philadelphia member firms only.

IMPORTANT DATES:

August 7: Entry Forms due for Project Design Competition, Divine Detail Competition, and Exhibit only entries

August 26: Design Competition Entries due

October 2: Exhibit Boards Due

October 4 - 18: Exhibit

October 14: Design Awards Celebration

All forms will be completed in the online submission systems which will be available by July 31.

DETAILS

Eligibility

Projects, in order to be eligible for submission, must be submitted by a Philadelphia Chapter member Firm in good standing, having substantial (but in the case of multi-architectural firm projects, not necessarily exclusive) design authorship of the project. Entries from multi-office firms are limited to work designed in the Philadelphia member office. In cases of multi-firm entries, the name(s) of any collaborating firm(s) must be listed and their respective role(s) described where indicated on the entry form. Interpretation of “substantial design authorship” shall largely be left to the jury, based on role description provided by submitting firm (available prior to disclosure of firm’s identity). Projects must be submitted by an authorized principal or partner of submitting firm.

Projects submitted for the design competition in the built category must consist of space that can be occupied and must be completed at the time of entry. Built projects submitted for the design competition must have been completed after January 1, 2010. Un-built projects submitted for the design competition must have been commissioned by a client, either with the intention to build or as a stand-alone planning study/ design standard. Projects that received recognition in the un-built category in previous AIA Philadelphia awards programs can be resubmitted in the built category if appropriate or for only the exhibition. Projects that received recognition in the built category in previous AIA Philadelphia awards programs are not eligible for the competition but can be submitted for the exhibition. Divine Detail submission must be particular aspect of built project (including furnishings). Projects being submitted for exhibition only do not have to meet the occupied space or completion deadline requirements. The Chapter encourages the submission of preservation, interiors, and urban planning/community design projects in addition to architectural design projects. The jury’s decision to award any submission will be contingent on verification by AIA Philadelphia that the project meets all eligibility requirements.


The jurors will have the opportunity to do initial review at their leisure via the online submission system. The committee will meet and review the entries as a slide show projected onto a screen. Award winners will be announced at the Design Awards presentation on Wednesday, October 14 . For consideration of an award, a project must be submitted according to requirements. Submissions can be submitted in the Built or Un-built categories only and must be identified as such. The jury will have sole discretion to determine whether to select a recipient for an award and how many awards to present.

Exhibition

The 2015 Awards for Design Excellence exhibit will be held at The Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place, 16th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, October 4 through October 18, 2015. Click here for board requirements.

Entry Information:

Entry form should be completed online and submitted with publicity photos  by August 7 deadline.

Entry fees: 

$175 per project or $75 for Divine Detail entry only. Firms participating for the first time may submit one project at no charge. Multiple projects may be submitted. Payment is due with entry form.

• The $175 per-project entry fee covers one project only and can include project Competition (C), Design Detail Competition (D), and an exhibit Board (E). Indicate all which apply on entry form. Each project must be identified as Built or Un-built project on the entry.

• The $75 Divine Detail fee is for detail that is not related to a project submitted for the regular design competition. If submitting one project ($175) and a Divine Detail only entry from a different project ($75), the total due would be $250. The Divine Detail $75 fee does not include an exhibit board.

Publication photos: 

Four images of each project are due with entry form for each project including for exhibit only projects.. Divine detail only entries required only one photo. Please indicate priority of photos in title, 1 being the preferred photo, 2 the next, etc. (for example Firm name_DoeResidence_1). Publicity photos should be in jpg format and in one file to be uploaded with entry form.  

Project Awards Competition entries: 

Entries will be uploaded into online submission systems as directed in system. Entries will be in pdf or jpg format as required by submission system.. Files size is limited to 10 mb. Competition entries are limited to 13 pages, a Competition Project Information Page and twelve pages of images and project description. Click here for Form.

Divine Detail Awards Competition entries: The Divine Detail pdf is limited to three pages, a Divine Detail Project Information Page and two pages of images and information. Click here for form.


Submission procedures will be reviewed at this program.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:08:26 -0400
<![CDATA[PAGP Architectural Walking Tour: Beaux Arts Philadelphia]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/08/pagp-architectural-walking-tour-beaux-arts-philadelphia July 8, 2015 6:00PM 8:00PM

July 08, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Meet at pool, center of Rittenhouse Square

Explore outstanding examples of late 19th century and early 20th century architecture influenced by the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. From monumental structures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to equally grand but more intimate residences in Rittenhouse Square, see why Philadelphia is often described as the “Paris of the US.”


Rates

$15
Adults

$12
Students

Free
children 10 and under, accompanied by adult

$10
Preservation Alliance Members (Please show your member card)

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:11:44 -0400
<![CDATA[DRPA Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/08/drpa-citizens-advisory-committee-cac-meeting-1 July 8, 2015 6:00PM 8:00PM

Who We Are and What We Do

The DRPA/PATCO Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) was established in 2010 to encourage and enlist the participation of citizen customers who have a stake in the Authority's day-to-day operations. CAC is comprised of 24 members from Pennsylvania and New Jersey who use PATCO and our bridges.

CAC works in cooperation with DRPA but is independent and advisory in nature. Meetings are open to the public and cover a wide range of topics including Authority operations, budgets, policy, and issues of general concern.


CAC Members

NJ Members

John Boyle,CAC Chair

Anthony DeSantis, CAC Secretary

Stephen Benigno

Judy Boldurian

Darren Johnson

Jeffrey Kessler

Jonathan Latko

Helen McKenna

Martin Otremsky

John Sandone

Kathleen Venuti

PA Members

Michael Rochester, CAC Vice Chair

Al Huber

Tom Jordan

Anthony Leonard

Bob Melikian

Tyrone Wesley


Become a Member

Those interested in becoming a CAC member must complete and submit an application, which is available for download below. Applications are also available at all four bridges and at all PATCO stations. Applicants may not be related to any Commissioner, Officer or Authority employee. No vendors or employees of companies doing business with DRPA or PATCO are eligible. When a CAC opening(s) becomes available, the current CAC members will select a potential candidate from the pool of previously submitted applications. CAC will propose a candidate for final approval by the DRPA Board. Applications will be kept on file for 2 years from the date of submission.

Download Citizens Advisory Committee Application


Meeting Schedule

The CAC usually meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and are usually held at One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08101. Schedule is subject to change. 

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Fri, 29 May 2015 13:28:28 -0400
<![CDATA[Women Bike PHL - Movie Night Ride Series]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/08/women-bike-phl-movie-night-ride-series July 8, 2015 7:00PM 10:00PM

The FIRST of the movie night series!

A ladies-only ride ending at Headhouse Shambles (2nd and Lombard) in order to watch the movie Hairspray (2007). There will be food trucks from Nomad Pizza, Spot Burger, Sweet Box Cupcakes and Cow and the Curd.

Route TBA


RSVP


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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:14:43 -0400
<![CDATA[Design Advocacy Group]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/09/design-advocacy-group-1 July 9, 2015 8:00AM 9:30AM

Note the meeting date - July 9, not the usual first Thursday.
 

As Drexel and Penn continue to expand and opportunities for private development
grow, lower Lancaster Avenue is being altered, raising questions about scale, density, historic preservation, and the balance between public, private and institutional interests.  In the 3600 block, proposed development would transform a neighborhood commercial corridor whose whose largely intact nineteenth-century buildings are now home to small businesses and restaurants.
A panel of speakers will discuss what's happening from several points of view.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:30:10 -0400
<![CDATA[Screening Under the Stars: Goonies]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/09/screening-under-the-stars-goonies July 9, 2015 8:30PM 10:30PM

THURSDAY
JUL 09

SCREENING UNDER THE STARS: GOONIES

GREAT PLAZA AT PENN'S LANDING



Come enjoy the beauty of the waterfront while watching blockbuster movies on our big screen. Films will begin at dusk, but be sure to come early as the best seats fill up fast.


Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Mix 106.1 and CBS 3 and The CW Philly

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Transportation


DIRECTIONS


BY BUS

SEPTA Bus Routes 21 & 42 stop at The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing and Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest at the Chestnut Street turnaround. Routes 17, 33, & 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park Presented by Univest/Valley Green Bank at Columbus Blvd and Dock Street. 


BY RAIL

Take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Elevated Line (the Blue line) to the Second Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge. The Blue Cross RiverRink and Great Plaza at Penn's Landing will be straight ahead. 


BY PHLASH

The Philly Phlash is the quick, inexpensive, easy connection to key destinations throughout Center City, Philadelphia. Hop on and off at 20 stops for easy and convenient access to the city's most popular sites, including Penn’s Landing, the Philadelphia Zoo, Please Touch Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  Click here for the full list of stops or visit www.phillyphlash.com for tickets and more info.


BY RIVERLINK FERRY

The RiverLink Ferry stops at Columbus Blvd and Walnut Street, next to the Independence Seaport Museum and next to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. The RiverLink Ferry runs on a regular schedule May 22 - Labor Day, seven days a week with expanded service during peak times and festivals. Please check the website for more information. 


BY BIKE

Bike parking is located along the waterfront with a large corral located at Spruce Street Harbor Park Presented by Univest/Valley Green Bank. There is an Indego Bike Share location at Foglietta Plaza at Columbus Blvd and Dock Street. 


BY CAR

FROM THE NORTH

Take I-95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/ Washington Avenue). Exit to left, stay in left lane, and make a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbus Boulevard. The Residences at Dockside will be on your right. Remain straight for approximately ½ mile. Enter Great Plaza parking lot on right at Walnut Street or Market Street (Blue Cross RiverRink). 


FROM THE SOUTH

Take I-95 North to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue/Penn’s Landing). At the end of the ramp, make a left onto Columbus Boulevard.  Remain straight for approximately 1 mile. Enter Great Plaza parking lot on right at Walnut Street or Market Street (Blue Cross RiverRink). 


FROM THE EAST

From Ben Franklin Bridge Stay in the right lane. At the end of the bridge, make a quick right on the 5th Street Exit. Follow 5th Street to Spring Garden Street, and make a right. Follow Spring Garden Street 5 blocks to Columbus Boulevard. Continue another ¼ mile and the Great Plaza will be on your left. Enter on left at Market Street (Penn’s Landing) or Walnut Street.


FROM THE WEST

Take 76 East to the Central Philadelphia Exit (676 East/Vine Street Expressway Exit). Follow  676 East to 95 South (Chester/ Philadelphia Int’l Airport). Follow 95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue). Follow directions from the north.


PARKING 


Columbus Blvd and Market St.

Open 24 hrs

Monday to Thursday: $17  

Friday - Sunday: $20

Special Events: $20


Columbus Blvd and Walnut St.

Open 24 hrs

Monday to Thursday: $17  

Friday - Sunday: $20

Special Events: $20


PLEASE NOTE:

Buses, limos, and oversized vehicles 

Monday to Thursday: $34  

Friday - Sunday: $40

Special Events: $40

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:35:19 -0400
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Historical Commission Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/10/philadelphia-historical-commission-meeting-3 July 10, 2015 9:00AM 1:00PM

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 14:01:29 -0400
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Ride - JULY 2015]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/11/adult-learn-to-ride-july-2015 July 11, 2015 9:00AM 11:00AM

Get Tickets


- Registration for this class will open on Friday June 19th 

- This class is open to Bicycle Coalition Members for Free. 

- Non-members can take this class for $20, which comes with a year Bicycle Coalition membership!

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:18:47 -0400
<![CDATA[PAGP Architectural Walking Tour: Ben Franklin’s Philadelphia]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/11/pagp-architectural-walking-tour-ben-franklin-s-philadelphia July 11, 2015 2:00PM 4:00PM

July 11, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

Meet at entrance to Franklin Court, 312-22 Market St.

Celebrate the 300th anniversary of this most famous “adopted” Philadelphian’s birth by following in his footsteps through colonial Philadelphia, beginning at the site of his home and print shop, Franklin Court, creatively commemorated by Venturi and Rauch with John Milner Associates in 1976. Explore the other significant sites of the birthplace of our nation and learn how American architecture, too, was born here. Discover some of the earliest style-conscious public buildings: Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival. Then learn about the recent new projects that have transformed Independence Mall.

Rates

$15
Adults

$12
Students

Free
children 10 and under, accompanied by adult

$10
Preservation Alliance Members (Please show your member card)

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:14:00 -0400
<![CDATA[PAGP Architectural Walking Tour: Queen Village]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/12/pagp-architectural-walking-tour-queen-village July 12, 2015 2:00PM 4:00PM

July 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

Meet front door of Olde Swedes Church, 916 S Swanson St.

Explore this worker’s neighborhood and be amazed by its history because it predates William Penn. Queen Village was developed in the 1630s, first as a Dutch settlement, later becoming home to a large influx of Swedish settlers. Visit one of the few remaining 17th century structures in Philadelphia today, Gloria Dei Church.

Rates

$15
Adults

$12
Students

Free
children 10 and under, accompanied by adult

$10
Preservation Alliance Members (Please show your member card)

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:22:42 -0400
<![CDATA[Downtown Delivery Symposium]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/15/downtown-delivery-symposium July 15, 2015 8:30AM 3:00PM

Cities and towns each comprise a micro-economy with interdependencies for determining quality of life. People in cities and towns seek a high quality of life, including the benefits of convenience. The backbone of convenience and quality of life is the availability of goods – delivered predominantly through commercial freight carriers.

The importance of balancing the need to get goods to the point of sale and of delivering a high quality of life to citizens of the region’s small, medium, and large towns is widely recognized. To discuss the issues and identify solutions, a Downtown Delivery Symposium will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. This free event will bring experts and practitioners together to discuss how to find the right balance.

This Symposium is being conducted through a joint partnership between the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA), Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the Mid-Atlantic Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MASITE), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Space is limited. Registration is required. Dress code is business casual. 

Agenda

8:30-9:00am                     Registration

9:00am – 9:45am             Session 1 – Making the Case

9:45am – 10:15am           Session 2 – Putting Tools in the Toolbox

10:15am - 10:30am          Break

10:30am - 12pm               Session 3 – Highlighting Best Practices

12pm-1pm                        Lunch (provided by DVRPC)

1:00pm - 2:15pm              Session 4 – Focusing on Local Conditions

2:15pm – 3:00pm             Session 5 – Setting Priorities


REGISTER


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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:29:50 -0400
<![CDATA[SEPTA Citizen Advisory Committee Transit Subcommittee]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/21/septa-citizen-advisory-committee-transit-subcommittee-3 July 21, 2015 5:45PM 7:00PM

Citizen Advisory Committee

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 16:07:04 -0400
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Historical Commission Architectural Committee Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/07/28/philadelphia-historical-commission-architectural-committee-meeting-4 July 28, 2015 9:00AM 1:00PM

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 15:59:44 -0400
<![CDATA[Jazz Age on the Delaware]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/08/01/jazz-age-on-the-delaware August 1, 2015 11:00AM 5:00PM

Step back in time for the day at Philadelphia's last remaining Gilded Age mansion along the Delaware River. Guests will enjoy an afternoon of 1920's era music and dancing, lawn games, vintage-inspired food and cocktails and even an old-fashioned pie baking contest.  A soiréee like no other, plan to step out in your best period attire and celebrate the elegance of the Gatsby era. Proceeds support Glen Foerd's mission to preserve the estate for the community and future generations. Save $5 with promo code ILOVEPARKS.

Glen Foerd is one of Philadelphia's great public spaces. Located along the North Delaware Greenway, at the confluence of the Delaware River and Poquessing Creek, the 19th century estate is a public park and historic site where people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to enjoy a rich natural landscape, historic buildings and impressive art collection. 

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