Happening at the Triangles: Music Series, Odunde, Councilman
Johnson Quality of
by now you've been able to visit our great new public space at 23rd and South
Street. Many great events
will be taking place there over the summer, starting
last night with our weekly music series - every Thursday evening
we'll have live
music and a food truck or two! Here's the details for the concert on Thursday June 12.
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7th from 2-6 pm, NextFab will host an open house to celebrate projects which
students made here and raise funds for makerspaces in Chester A. Arthur and
Edwin A. Stanton schools.
offered 7 weeklong after school programs for ten students from each school.
Both are located just a few
blocks away from our facility. Parents, friends, and
all members of our community are welcome to attend! Help us
celebrate the accomplishments of these students. We encourage learning beyond
the classroom and
believe students achieve more when they are able to synthesize
concepts and skills and think creatively.
join us! Your contributions can help make a space where students can attend
enriching classes during and
after school, so they have the resources to express
their creativity to the fullest potential.
questions, please contact Jonathan Tekac at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR CALENDARS . . . Councilman Johnson, in conjunction with SOSNA, is
going to hold
of Life Tour at the Grays Ferry Triangles on Wednesday June 11 from 6-8
This tour allows citizens to connect with city agencies and
services. The Councilman will be joined
by representatives from the following
agencies to hear your concerns and take your questions
about all issues related
to city government:
week the Zoning Board of Adjustment granted variances to CHOP paving the way for the
hospital to build Phase 1 of its four-phase development at 700 Schuylkill
Avenue. On June 2, 2014, Councilman
Johnson sent the ZBA a letter outlining his
support for the variances being grant so long as the 5 key compromises
are met. (Full letter below) Those 5 key compromises are:
CHOP will construct a pedestrian bridge providing river access during Phase 1
construction of the project.
CHOP will build the garage in a manner that will enable commercial use upon
completion of Phase 1 construction. CHOP will seek zoning relief for commercial
use after the currnet variance is granted for Phase 1.
CHOP will construct appropriate traffic calming devices on Schuylkill Avenue
south of the site.
CHOP will eliminate the previously proposed second curb cut on the South Street
Bridge so that the project will include only one curb cut on the Bridge.
CHOP will continue to engage the community during the construction and
subsequent phases through the formation of a Neighborhood Advisory Committee
consisting of stakeholders from the surrounding neighborhood.
was invited to appoint one person to this new Advisory Committee; Charlie
Williams, near-neighbor to the
project, a structural engineer, and long-standing
member of the SOSNA Zoning Committee has agreed to serve.
We thank him and all
members of the Committee, as well as CHOP and Councilman Johnson, for their hard
on this important project.
Thursday night this summer come enjoy live music, good food and meet your fellow
neighbors at the Triangles
Summer Music Series. On Thursday
June 12, come see Steve Giordano and John Swana play, and eat food from Poi Dog!