2014 Eva Rubin Memorial Window Box and Planter Contest Winners!

Congrats to the winners of the FNA Beautification Committee’s 2014 Eva Rubin Memorial Window Box and Planter Contest!

1st Place: 1428 Palmer Street

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2nd Place: 1361 Susquehanna Avenue

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3rd Place: 2210 Taggert Street

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People’s Choice: 1302 Columbia Street

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Zoning Results, Tuesday July 15

300 E Girard Ave: A proposal for outdoor seating at an already-approved sit-down restaurant  (Map - http://goo.gl/maps/oHJJx)
Variances: Outdoor Seating legislation to be introduced by Councilman Clarke

Local (within 500 feet): 12 Yes, 0 No
Community (rest of the neighborhood): 14 Yes, 1 No
Total: 26 Yes, 1 No

2412 E Gordon St: A proposal for 8 single-family homes. (Map -http://goo.gl/maps/z3pu7)
Variances: Minimum lot area

Local (within 500 feet): 5 Yes, 14 No
Community (rest of the neighborhood): 11 Yes, 1 No
Total: 16 Yes, 15 No

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Community Zoning Meeting, Tuesday July 15

300 E Girard Ave: A proposal for a sit-down restaurant (New building already approved) (Map - http://goo.gl/maps/oHJJx)
Variances: Use (Restaurant not allowed in North Delaware Ave Special Controls District)

2412 E Gordon St: A proposal for 8 single-family homes. (Map -http://goo.gl/maps/z3pu7)
Variances: Minimum lot area

This meeting will take place at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E Montgomery Ave. All residents of Fishtown are eligible to vote. Please bring proof of residence or business ownership in the form of a driver’s license or a photo id and a lease, utility bill, or recent piece of mail addressed to your home or business.

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Zoning Results, Tuesday July 1

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 – 7:00pm

FNA Zoning Community Meeting – Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 7:00PM

153 Richmond St: A proposal for the construction of two new stories on an existing one-story building for a two-unit multifamily building. (Map)
Variances: Use and Parking (Multifamily residential not allowed, parking required in an industrial zone)

Local (within 500 feet): 2 Yes, 0 No
Community (rest of FNA): 30 Yes, 0 No
Total: 32 Yes, 0 No

1301 Frankford Ave: A proposal for outdoor seating for an existing business. (Map)
Sidewalk seating ordinance

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Local: 6Y, 1N
Community: 37Y, 2N
Total: 43Y, 3N

114-20 E Girard Ave: A proposal for outdoor seating for an existing business. (Map)
Sidewalk seating ordinance

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Local: 5Y, 1N
Community: 33Y, 0N
Total: 38Y, 1N

 

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2014 Meet the Neighbors – Better than Ever!

A very big thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s FNA Meet the Neighbors event a great success! The weather was perfect, the food and drinks were delicious and the crowd was as lively as ever. We hope you had as much fun as we did. Let’s do it again next year!

Event Sponsor:

Drink Donation:

Raffle Donations:

Additional thank yous:
  • St. Benjamin Brewing for serving their delicious IPA.
  • DJ DNA aka David April for spinning righteous tunes.
  • Kyle Vaughn for taking memorable photographs.
  • Pretty Princess Jersey  for the face painting and raffle donations.
  • Kate Micklow Harwan, Sabrina Quinn, Michelle Oliver, Rachel Dellheim and Genevieve Smyth for volunteering hours of their time to plan and execute such a wonderful community event!
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Zoning Community Vote Results, 6/17/14

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 7:00pm

FNA Zoning Community Meeting – Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 7:00PM

546 E Hewson St: A proposal for the construction of four single family homes. (Map)
Variances: Use (Residential in a commercial zone)

The project was approved by a vote of 9-2 (1-1 local, 8-1 community).

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26th District Town Hall Meeting, Thursday June 26

The 26th District will be hosting a town hall meeting at Kensington CAPA High School, 1901 N. Front Street (map), on Thursday, June 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. They will discuss crime stats for 2014. Neighbors will have an opportunity to meet with the new commanding officer, 26th District Captain Jacqueline Bailey-Pittman.

Any questions? Call the 26th at 215-686-3260 

 

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Meet the Neighbors THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 20!!

Come out to Meet the Neighbors this Friday, Juune 20 at the NKCDC Garden Center, at Frankford and Berks. A $10 suggested donation gets you delicious food from local restaurants, beverages, tunes spun by Fishtown’s own DJ DNA, fun for the kids, and raffles! It’s the social event of the summer!FNA - MTNletter2014

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Zoning Community Vote TONIGHT, Tuesday June 17, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 7:00pm

FNA Zoning Community Meeting – Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 7:00PM

546 E Hewson St: A proposal for the construction of four single family homes. (Map)
Variances: Use (Residential in a commercial zone)

This meeting will take place at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E Montgomery Ave. All residents of Fishtown are eligible to vote. Please bring proof of residence or business ownership in the form of a driver’s license or a photo id and a lease, utility bill, or recent piece of mail addressed to your home or business.

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Meet The Neighbors – ONE WEEK AWAY!

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

At the NKCDC Garden center! www.nkcdc.org/land-use/garden-center

RAIN OR SHINE!

Suggested door donation of $10.00 – kids under 12 free admission!

Tunes spun by local Fishtown Beer Runner creator, DJ DNA!

Food…..provided by Cedar Point, Pizza Brain, Art of Pizza, Johnny Brenda’s, Frankford Hall, Fette Sau, Feast Your Eyes, Cook & Shaker, Cake Life Bake Shop, KAT’s FAMOUS SALSA and more!

Beverages…a keg of beer & a keg of cider provided by Philadelphia Brewing Company and a keg of IPA provided by St. Benjamin’s Brewing – now operational! Red & white wine as well as non-adult beverages will be available.

Community Service Awards will be presented to:

*Bill & Nancy Barton, Philadelphia Brewing Company Owners
*Kristie Landry, creator of the Feed the Fish campaign
*Matt Karp, Zoning Champion

Awesome raffle prizes from: Full Moon Fare, Philly Bike Tour Co., ReAnimator Coffee, Steap and Grind, Zoom Room, Confetti & Co., Adorn Boutique, Affordable Skin Care, Philly Homebrew Outlet, Fishtown Jewelers, Fishtown Pharmacy, Keys to the Attic, Little Baby’s, Lola Bean, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Pickled Heron, Plume Salon, Sulimay’s, Art Dept, Danger Salon, Ciclo, Jacquin’s, Friend & Nemesis and more!

Hope to see you there!

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