Friday, June 21, 2019

CCRA Newsletter

Center City Residents' Association, 1900 Market St, FL 8, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
City Council passed two bills endorsed by the Center City Residents Association

The first, Bill 190312 introduced by Councilmember Johnson, who represents the southern portion of CCRA's territory, changed the zoning designations of properties between South Street and Spruce Street, and between the Schuylkill River and Broad Street. The Bill embodies the recommendations of the CCRA Remapping Committee which, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Planning Commission held three public review sessions regarding this proposal. 

The second, Bill 190313, sponsored by our two District Council representatives Kenyatta Johnson and Darrell Clarke,restricted the Fresh Food Market Bonus of increased height and density and decreased parking to retail grocers utilizing a minimum of 5000 square feet, a requirement that should limit it's impact on the CCRA neighborhood.
CCRA Zoning Committee Report of May 28 is ready

Click or tap here to view the report
Zoning Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 25, 7pm, BEX 1 Commerce Sq, 2005 Market St

Thank You Helping Keep Our Neighborhood Beautiful 

We are a little more than half way to our goal for the Spring Neighborhood Beautification Campaign. The responses have been wonderful.  If you have donated, thank you!  If you haven't, please remember the campaign supports many initiatives - tree planting, historic preservation, the Schuylkill River Park Community Garden, oversight of neighborhood development and - last but not least - sidewalk cleaning. 

Please consider donating to help keep our Neighborhood clean.  To donate right now, visit our website,

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Community Events

Art Exhibition at the Ageless Gardens Gallery

The Naudain Art Collaborative invites you to attend an exhibition of artworks by center city artists Lauren Sweeney, Ed Bronstein, and Betsy Alexander and guest artist Sandy Cadwalader on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23 from noon to 6 p.m. at Ageless Gardens Gallery,  2503 Naudain Street. 
Music That Tunes the Sky
Live Carillon Concert
Join The Church of the Holy Trinity on the Square
June 22nd at Noon for a half hour
Live Carillon Concert.
Free Museum Day at Rosenbach 

Sunday, June 30, with hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
2008 Delancey Place
Sunday June 30, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

As part of the Wawa Welcome America celebration The Rosenbach, 2008-2010 Delancey Place, will offer a FREE museum day with a special exhibition of Americana. Advance tickets required. Register here:

Enjoy a Riverboat Tour on the Schuylkill River on select Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from June through October. One-hour Secrets of the Schuylkill Tours and three-hour Boat to Bartram's Garden Tours.
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.

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)
Rim's Dry Cleaners & Tailors,2203 South St. (215-546-1889)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)
Suga Restaurant, 1720 Sansom St. (215-717-8968)
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215.546.7889)
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)
East West Acupuncture, 419 S. 19th St (415-758-1057)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)
Good Karma Cafe, 331 S. 22nd St, (215-546-1479)
Jason Matthew Salon, 1735 Chestnut St, 2nd Fl (215-665-8030)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
NextMove Dance - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
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