Open House at Winter Street

Community Meeting: Re-Development of Cathedral Site - April 8th, 2019

posted Mar 23, 2019, 8:20 AM by David Cardy

Community meeting re: redevelopment of Cathedral site
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has selected Conshohocken-based Exeter Property Group as
its partner in the redevelopment of the site surrounding the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter
and Paul. The site is bound by Race Street, 17th Street, Vine Street, and the Cathedral/18th
Street. We invite all residents of the Logan Square neighborhood to a meeting to discuss the
future of this important site.

Currently, the site is in the RM-4 Zoning District. The Archdiocese and Exeter are seeking to
change the zoning classification of the site to CMX-4, a District that is more in line with the
zoning classifications of the surrounding blocks and will allow for contextual, mixed-use
development at the site. While you may have seen a previous presentation about the
redevelopment of the site, the proposal has evolved since then. Exeter is excited to introduce
themselves to you and present the evolving vision for the site.

Please join us for a meeting at:
WHEN: Monday, April 8th, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Archdiocese Auditorium (222 N. 17th Street)

We hope to see you there.

Brett Peanasky
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP
Zoning Attorney for Exeter Property Group

Philly Spring Cleanup, April 6 - WE NEED YOU!

posted Mar 23, 2019, 7:47 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 23, 2019, 7:54 AM ]

Philly Spring Cleanup - April 6, 2019; 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join your Logan Square Neighbors to Help Clean Our Community. What a great way to reconnect with neighbors.
 - Baldwin Park (19th & Hamilton Sts) and
 - Coxe Park (2136 Cherry St)

Contact: Hessam Mirsaeedi (

Logan Square Town Watch Tour - March 20th

posted Mar 16, 2019, 5:31 PM by David Cardy

Dear Squares,

The Logan Square Town Watch will hold a class field trip and open up
membership to you. This will be a VIRTUAL REALITY TOUR. No special glasses required though 3D spectacles wouldn't hurt.

Lead by Kevin Gruenfeld we will meet on the First Evening Of  SPRING at 8:00 PM in front of The Cherry Street Tavern. Our tour is from 8 to 10. One does not have to follow the complete 2 hour seminar; you can cut out when you wish and get full credit. Whether you are with us for 10 or 120 minutes, we are with you.

There is a rain date. It is March 27, same time, same station.

Date:  Wednesday, March 20th
Time:  8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Place:  Cherry Street Tavern
Rain date:  March 27th

Kevin and I will explain what we do. We are not crime fighters or solvers. 
Shady characters get ruffled when they know there are watching eyes.
That is the Town Watch goal. When we see something suspicious we call
911 and provide a description.
Aside from safety, as important as that is, you will meet neighbors you 
may not know and have the time to discuss common interests, like the
weather. Last but not least, it is the walk. There's pleasure in that.

Membership is limited. Prerequisites: you must be a human. Teenagers
may apply with parental consent. Canines have been honorary members.

I will have applications with me.  

Final Meeting on Logan Square Neighborhood-Parkway Plan

posted Mar 16, 2019, 6:17 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 16, 2019, 6:18 AM ]

Thursday, April 4, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Watermark at Logan Square
2 Franklin Blvd.

This is the third (and final) Open Meeting to present the Update Study's development and proposed recommendations to the LSNA members and our neighbors.

These improvement actions are meant to keep Logan Square special while meeting the challenges of growth and change.

Input from two previous meetings and from individuals and stakeholders have already bettered the study.

Your attendance and review is important to us as we complete the work. Thanks in advance for joining us.

LSNA March Board Meeting

posted Mar 11, 2019, 6:29 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 11, 2019, 6:30 AM ]

LSNA Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

7:00 PM

The Watermark at Logan Square

2 Franklin Town Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19130


 6:45      Meet/Greet and Board Member Sign-In

 7:00      Call to Order:

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Jennifer Tapner and the Watermark at Logan Square

·         Approval of February Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

                     ·        2nd Annual LSNA Shred-IT Event, May 11, 2019 (22nd & Spring Streets; Parking Lot of                                      Former Boy Scout Building) (Vote Required)

                     ·        12th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup, April 6, 2019 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

                     ·         Jim Fennell's Month of Construction Photos

 7:15      Presentations:

                     ·        Real Estate Tax Report/Update, Vicki Riley, Public Information Officer, Philadelphia                                              Department of Revenue

                     ·        Nominations Committee Update; David Searles, Chair

                     ·        PennDOT Broad Street Bridge Rehabilitation, Joseph Sullivan PE, Louis Berger

 7:55      Consent Agenda

 8:00      Zoning Report

 8:05      Old Business, if any

 8:10      New Business, if any

 8:15      Adjourn

Next meeting @ 1600 Callowhill Street

22nd Street Projected Bike Lane Project

posted Mar 10, 2019, 1:45 PM by David Cardy

Monday, March 18th
6- 7:30 PM
Open house format, come anytime.

Greenfield Elementary School
2200 Chestnut Street

Co-sponsored by the
Greenfield Home & School Association

Vision Zero Mobile Tour & Conference 2019

posted Mar 10, 2019, 1:26 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 10, 2019, 1:33 PM ]

Walking and Biking Tour: Friday, March 15, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Vision Zero Conference: Saturday, March 16, 10:00 - 4:00 PM




This tour will visit several Vision Zero projects. The tour will commence at the Girard and Broad Street intersection to view planned N. Broad median improvements.  The bike tour will start at the Indego bike share station to view the Yorktown 13th Street protected bike lane, the TIGER sponsored American Street construction project, plans for new bike facilities on Germantown and Master Streets, and Spring Garden Street to discuss current planning for the new greenway.  This tour is weather dependent.  Resource guidance will be provided by Kelley Yemen (oTIS), Jeannette Brugger (oTIS), Waffiyyah Murray (oTIS), Darin Gatti (Streets) and Kathryn Drake (PWD).  

Indego bikes will be available to participants for those who won’t have their own personal bikes!



10: 00 AM: Kickoff Speakers

  • Coralette Marshall Hannon, AARP
  • Darrell Clarke, City Council President
  • Brian Abernathy, Managing Director
  • Laura Fredricks, Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia

10:20 – 11:00 AM: Panel Discussion No. 1 – Vision Zero in Philadelphia Progress to Date 

Introduction by Eric Frary, Michael Baker International

Moderated by Jason Laughlin, Philadelphia Inquirer Reporter

  • Kelley Yemen — Director, Office of Complete Streets
  • Angela E. Dixon — Director of Planning, Office of Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Deputy Commissioner Dennis Wilson — Philadelphia Police Department
  • Scott Petri — Executive Director, Philadelphia Parking Authority

11:00 – 11:20 AM: Break

11:20 – 12:00 PM: Equity and the Daily Commute 

Moderated by Coralette Marshall Hannon, AARP, who will be asking commuters what their individual modes of transportation are and five things they like and don’t like about their commutes. Lightning round discussion with photos/videos of daily commutes.

  • Marge Chance, AARP volunteer — 50+ transit commuter
  • Tomika Anglin — transit commuter
  • William Tung — bicycle commuter
  • Amanda Kniepkamp — bicycle commuter

12:00 – 12:45 PM: Philly! You are not alone: Vision Zero is hard for all cities

Lunch presentation by Veronica O. Davis, introduced by Christopher Jandoli (WSP) 

Veronica O. Davis is the founder and co-owner of Nspiregreen LLC and founder of Black Women Bike DC. At Nspiregreen, she is responsible for managing the Multimodal Transportation and Community Planning projects, which include surface transportation planning, policy development, and long-range planning. She was the Principal-in-Charge for the Vision Zero Action Plans for the District of Columbia and the City of Alexandria in Virginia. This includes guiding the team to develop strategies to prioritize the safety of people biking and walking.

1:00 – 1:45 PM: Afternoon Panel Session 1

Breakout 1: Planning Opportunities & Challenges: How cities manage freight effectively to maintain safety

Moderated by Gus Scheerbaum, City of Philadelphia Streets Department

  • Michael Ruane — DVRPC Freight Planner
  • James Gill — Athena Contracting, Inc.  
  • Alison Conway — City College of New York

Breakout 2: Equity Opportunities & Challenges: Neighborhood Listening Sessions

Moderated by Randy LoBasso, Bicycle Coalition Policy Manager. A recap of listening sessions held in North and West Philadelphia by AARP and the Bicycle Coalition

  • De’Wayne Drummond — Mantua Civic Association
  • Stasia Monteiro — HACE
  • Yocasta Lora — AARP

Breakout 3: Implementation Opportunities & Challenges: Protected bike lanes

Moderated by Orla Pease, AECOM

  • Mathew Thompson — One Penn Center
  • Jonathan Broh — WashWest 
  • Jeannette Brugger — oTIS
  • Stephen Lorenz — Chief Highway Engineer

2:00 – 2:45 PM: Afternoon Panel Session 2

Breakout 4: Planning Opportunities & Challenges: Organizing families of traffic victims for Vision Zero

Moderated by Jason Duckworth, Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance

  • Amy Cohen — Families for Safe Streets
  • Laura Fredricks
  • Anne Javsicas
  • Latanya Byrd

Breakout 5: Equity Opportunities & Challenges: Traffic Calming Monopoly

People gather at small tables to discuss and debate how to spend money on different traffic calming and other Vision Zero improvements. Facilitated by Kelley Yemen and Charlotte Castle, Office of Complete Streets. 

Breakout 6: Implementation Opportunities & Challenges: Project delivery

Moderated by Michael Carrol, Deputy Managing Director

  • Joseph Banks — DVRPC
  • Lou Belmonte — PennDOT
  • Corey Bell — City Council
  • Darin Gatti — Chief Engineer, Streets Department

3:00 PM: Concluding remarks by Mayor Jim Kenney

3:30 – 4:00 PM: Beer & Wine Happy Hour (cash bar)

March Author Event - March 28th, 2019

posted Mar 6, 2019, 7:46 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 6, 2019, 7:58 AM ]

NY Times Best-Selling Author, Julie Morgenstern
"Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out
the Best in Your Child and You"

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 28, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 PM | Author Talk and Q&A
8:00 – 8:30 PM | Book Purchase and Signing
*Open to the Public | No Tickets required

Albert M. Greenfield School | Auditorium
2200 Chestnut Street

Book Description:
Designed for parents with children of all ages and at all stages, TIME TO PARENT is the ultimate instruction manual for time-stretched parents. Bringing together nearly three decades of work coaching parents internationally, Julie Morgenstern’s extensive research in the field of human development, and her own experience as a single Mom, gives parents a revolutionary way of organizing their time that is liberating, doable and helps parents achieve more presence in each thing they do. Julie is an internationally renowned organization consultant who has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NPR, and The Today Show. She has been quoted and featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Fitness Magazine and Men's Health.

A Conversation with the Candidates Series

posted Feb 24, 2019, 2:02 PM by David Cardy

February 26, 2019
Invited Mayoral & City Council At-Large Candidates
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A String Theory Charter School
1600 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

March 12, 2019
4th Council District Candidates & Invited City Council At-Large Candidates
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Global Leadership Academy Charter School
4601 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131

March 20, 2019
Municipal & Common Pleas Court Judicial Candidates
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences
1197 Howarth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124

April 17, 2019
Mayoral, 1st Council District & Invited City Council At-Large Candidates
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School-East
2407 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Civic Engagement Academy 2.0, March 16th

posted Feb 18, 2019, 11:44 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Feb 19, 2019, 8:16 AM ]

Are you ready to take your civic engagement skills to the next level?

Join us on March 16 for our CEA 2.0!

The Civic Engagement Academy 2.0 is an advanced training that will cover best practices for civic engagement, including:

  • Media & Marketing: How to use traditional and social media to promote your cause or organization.

  • Volunteer Management: How to keep volunteers invested and interested in returning.

  • Targeting & Recruitment: How to use timing, community connections, and outreach strategies to get the most out of your recruitment efforts.

  • Building Coalitions:  How to bring together community assets and resources to organize around a shared goal.

  • And more!

Our goal for this training is to provide the tools you need to become leaders, activists, and organizers in your community. Sign up now – space is limited!

Date: Saturday, March 16

Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (Registration opens at 8:30 am)

Location: Municipal Services Building, 1401 JFK Blvd.

Register at

Questions? Contact or 215-686-8412

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