Thursday, August 2, 2018

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
SAVE THE DATE - CCRA House Tour - Sunday, Oct 14, 1-5 pm 

CCRA's annual House Tour will be on Sunday, October 14th!  We're now on the search for houses and event volunteers.  If you want to show off your house, call or email CCRA today!   We are looking for all types of properties, large and small, from stately rowhomes and high-rise penthouse condo units, to efficiently furnished trinities and even micro-apartments!
Office Closure

The CCRA office will closed on Monday, 8/6, and will reopen on Monday, 8/13.  Any phone or email messages left during this time will be responded to on Monday, 8/13.
Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition Publishes "How To Appeal Your Real Estate Tax Assessment

The  Crosstown's 24-page manual "How to  Appeal Your Real Estate Tax Assessment" updates a 2013 guide created for the last mass reassessments. 

Early this year the  Office of Property Assessment (OPA) mailed "Notice of Valuation" forms containing property value assessments for the realty taxes due in February of 2019. While there was a  May 2 deadline for filing a First Level Review request to OPA,  any property owner (including those who filed OPA First Level challenges) may contest their assessment by filing an appeal form with the Bureau of Revision of Taxes (BRT) no later than Monday,  October 1. Owners who requested a  First Level Review but have not received an OPA determination by mid-September are encouraged to fill out a BRT appeal application form so as to ensure their appeal rights if a disappointing OPA determination arrives immediately before or after the October 1 BRT appeal deadline.
Feet First Philly

Feet First Philly is Philadelphia's pedestrian advocacy group and a project of the Clean Air Council. Feet First Philly raises awareness of issues facing pedestrians in the City of Philadelphia including improving the pedestrian environment, protecting the rights of pedestrians, and encouraging walking as a mode of transportation, as well as for exercise and recreation.  For more information, click or tap here.
Bethesda's Our Brothers' Place Shelter is in need of Bar Soap and Plants for their Courtyard

The bar soap can be any brand and amount. OBP goes through A LOT of soap daily as it provides shelter for 150 men and showers services for of 75 walk-ins daily.  They would love to receive some Virginia Creeper and Ivy plants for the OBP courtyard, as we want plants that will grow to cover the chain linked fence.  Please let them know if you are able to provide any of these items.
Welcome the Newest Business Champion to CCRA
Zoning Committee Meeting Reports

Friends of PCI is One Quarter of the Way towards their Goal of Helping Mobility-Impaired Children and Adults access our Neighborhood Library!

Friends of Philadelphia City Institute (PCI) reports $100,000 has been collected towards the goal of $400,000 for the purpose of installing a lift in our local branch library on Rittenhouse Square. Thanks to all the neighbors who have contributed to this campaign.

This branch is the third busiest branch in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, our mobility-impaired neighbors are shut out from two important parts of the library - the Children's Room and the Community Room, both on the lower level, accessible only by stairs. The lift will remedy this problem. They need all neighbors to contribute large and small amounts to this effort. Please send a check to Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation/PCI Lift, 1901 Vine Street, Suite 111, Philadelphia PA 19103.  Click or tap here for more info

Upcoming Events
Summer Events on the Banks

Click or tap here to view what's happening on the Schuylkill River Trail.

For more information about neighborhood events, check out CCRA's Community Events Calendar
Useful Links

CCRA Merchant Member Discount Program
Support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a discount (described here) to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.

Suga Restaurant, 1720 Sansom St. (215-717-8968)
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their concerts.
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
NextMove Dance - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
Photo Lounge 1909 Chestnut Street (267-322-6651)
Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd St, (215-772-1911)
Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. (215-840-3577)

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