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NFL Draft Experience - Road Closures, Parking Restrictions, and FAQs

posted Apr 24, 2017, 6:31 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 6:40 AM ]

ROAD CLOSURES


PHASE 1 - Between April 10th and May 7th
  • Spring Garden Street westbound will close at Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • The westbound center roadway of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will maintain two lanes from 20th St to Eakins Oval. The left lane of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from East Eakins Oval to Spring Garden St and continue southbound to Kelly Drive, where it will open to three travel lanes.
  • The right two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Art Museum steps will be closed for the building of the theatre.
  • Southbound Kelly Drive will have a lane drop between 25th St and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

PHASE 2 - Between April 19th and May 2nd
  • Inner lanes (inbound and outbound) of Benjamin Franklin Parkway closed from Eakins Oval to 20th Street.

PHASE 3 - Between April 24th and May 1st
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from 20th St to the Art Museum.
  • Martin Luther King Drive will remain open to 24th St.
  • Eastbound Spring Garden St will remain open from 31st St to 24th St.
  • Kelly Drive will be closed at Fairmount Ave with traffic detoured onto Fairmount Ave and Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24th, traffic headed inbound (to Center City) from the Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive must exit Eakins Oval on the 24 Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue. Those wishing to access the rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the north side must exit onto Fairmount Avenue, turn right on Pennsylvania Avenue and proceed southbound on 25th Street onto Anne d'Harnoncourt Drive.

PHASE 4 - Between April 25th and May 1st
  • 21st Street closed from Winter Street to Spring Garden Street
    • Local access to Pennsylvania Avenue only (all traffic must turn left)
  • 22nd Street closed from Race Street to Spring Garden Street
    • Local access to Park Towne Place only (residents)
  • 23rd Street closed from Fairmount Avenue to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    • Local access only
  • 24th Street closed from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Park Towne Place
    • Local access only
  • Martin Luther King Drive closed at Sweet Briar Drive
    • Road opened daily during peak morning rush hour on April 27th and April 28th (5 a.m. to 10 a.m.) for access to I-676 via 24th Street
  • Kelly Drive closed from Bejamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • Spring Garden Street Bridge closed at 31st Street
    • Road oepned daily during peak a.m. rush hour on April 27th and April 28th (5 a.m. to 10 a.m.) for access to I-676 via 24th Street
    • Access to I-76 westbound will be maintained
    • Local access to Art Museum will be maintained
  • Spring Garden Street closed from 22nd Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    • Local access after peak a.m. rush hour
  • Pennsylvania Avenue closed from Hamilton Street to Fairmount Avenue
    • Local access after peak a.m. rush hour
  • Pennsylvania Avenue/Callowhill Street closed from 20th Street to 21st Street
    • Local access to Barnes Foundation driveway (westbound) only
    • Eastbound open from 21st Street
  • Park Towne Place closed from 22nd Street to 24th Street
    • Local access only (residents)
  • I-676 westbound 22nd Street off-ramp closed
  • The following Streets will be designated "local access only" west of 22nd Street:
    • Wallace Street
    • Mt. Vernon Street
    • Green Street
    • Judson Street
    • Brandywine Street

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Parking will not be permitted on:
  • 2400 Pennsylvania Avenue (south side angle parking only) from 4/5 to 5/8
  • Pennsylvania Avenue between 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue (south side of street only) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • Winter Street between 20th & 22nd Streets (both side of street) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • 20th Street between Vine & Callowhill Streets (east side of street only) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • 21st Street between Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Race Street (both side of street) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • 22nd Street between Winter and Spring Garden Streets (both sides of street) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • Park Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets (both sides of street) from 4/26 to 5/1

Bicycle Lane Detours

During venue construction, a number of bicycle lanes along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Eakins Oval and in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be detoured.  Appropriate signage will be prominently displayed, and cyclists are advised to utilize marked detours.

Pedestrian Detours
During venue construction, a number of sidewalks and pathways along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Eakins Oval and in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be detoured.  Appropriate signage will be prominently displayed, and pedestrians are advised to utilize marked detours and avoid walking in the street.  The primary north-south pedestrian detours will be 22nd Street and Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.

Public Transportation and Parking 
SEPTA is a convenient, affordable way for fans to get to and from the event grounds.  The PHLCVB has secured FREE parking at the sports stadium complex for NFL Draft Experience attendees.  From the sports stadium complex, event-goers should utilize the Broad Street Subway at AT&T Station, located at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue.  Fares can be purchased onsite, and fans are encouraged to purchase their return fare prior to departing AT&T Station.

SEPTA service changes/alerts can be found at www.septa.org.

SEPTA Customer Service can be reached at 215-580-7800 and directly on Twitter @septa_social.  For more information on SEPTA and NJ Transit routes and schedules during the NFL Draft Experience, visit www.septa.org or call 215-580-7800, and www.njtransit.org or call 973-275-5555.

The PHLASH Downtown Loop will add service for Thursday, 4/27 for the NFL Draft Experience and will operate its April weekend schedule Friday, 4/28 – Sunday, 4/30. PHLASH runs 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is an easy, inexpensive way to get around.  PHLASH will re-route due to street closures during the NFL Draft Experience and will communicate any detours at http://RidePhillyPHLASH.com.

If driving into Center City is necessary, commercial off-street parking lots and garages conveniently are located near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Contact individual facilities in advance for rates and availability, or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s website at www.philapark.org for a list of parking options.  The NFL Draft Experience is not affiliated with these parking facilities.

FAQs (PDF)   Road Closures and Parking Restrictions (PDF)

Patriot Harbor Lines Cruise for LSNA Members, May 5th

posted Apr 20, 2017, 11:23 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 11:28 AM ]

Patriot Harbor Lines, LLC and the Logan Square Neighbor Association (LSNA) are pleased to announce a Schuylkill River charter boat tour on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm. The charter cruise will be free of charge for all paid LSNA members and was made possible by contributions of both Patriot and LSNA! There will be a cash bar or residents can bring their own beverages. LSNA membership cards will be required to board the cruise. There will be a limit of six persons per membership/household. Reservations will be on a first come first serve basis. Depending on the response, there will be either one 90 minute cruise or two 45 - 60 minute cruises. Please RSVP to 
Steve@phillybyboat.com. If you are not a member of LSNA, it is not too late to join and participate in the cruise. To join LSNA, please follow link:  http://www.lsnaphilly.org/join.

NFL Draft Experience - Road Closures and Parking Restrictions

posted Apr 18, 2017, 5:58 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 7:53 AM ]

ROAD CLOSURES


PHASE 1 - Between April 10th and May 7th
  • Spring Garden Street westbound will close at Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • The westbound center roadway of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will maintain two lanes from 20th St to Eakins Oval. The left lane of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from East Eakins Oval to Spring Garden St and continue southbound to Kelly Drive, where it will open to three travel lanes.
  • The right two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Art Museum steps will be closed for the building of the theatre.
  • Southbound Kelly Drive will have a lane drop between 25th St and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

PHASE 2 - Between April 19th and May 2nd
  • Inner lanes (inbound and outbound) of Benjamin Franklin Parkway closed from Eakins Oval to 20th Street.

PHASE 3 - Between April 24th and May 1st
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from 20th St to the Art Museum.
  • Martin Luther King Drive will remain open to 24th St.
  • Eastbound Spring Garden St will remain open from 31st St to 24th St.
  • Kelly Drive will be closed at Fairmount Ave with traffic detoured onto Fairmount Ave and Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24th, traffic headed inbound (to Center City) from the Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive must exit Eakins Oval on the 24 Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue. Those wishing to access the rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the north side must exit onto Fairmount Avenue, turn right on Pennsylvania Avenue and proceed southbound on 25th Street onto Anne d'Harnoncourt Drive.

PHASE 4 - Between April 25th and May 1st
  • 21st Street closed from Winter Street to Spring Garden Street
    • Local access to Pennsylvania Avenue only (all traffic must turn left)
  • 22nd Street closed from Race Street to Spring Garden Street
    • Local access to Park Towne Place only (residents)
  • 23rd Street closed from Fairmount Avenue to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    • Local access only
  • 24th Street closed from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Park Towne Place
    • Local access only
  • Martin Luther King Drive closed at Sweet Briar Drive
    • Road opened daily during peak morning rush hour on April 27th and April 28th (5 a.m. to 10 a.m.) for access to I-676 via 24th Street
  • Kelly Drive closed from Bejamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • Spring Garden Street Bridge closed at 31st Street
    • Road oepned daily during peak a.m. rush hour on April 27th and April 28th (5 a.m. to 10 a.m.) for access to I-676 via 24th Street
    • Access to I-76 westbound will be maintained
    • Local access to Art Museum will be maintained
  • Spring Garden Street closed from 22nd Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    • Local access after peak a.m. rush hour
  • Pennsylvania Avenue closed from Hamilton Street to Fairmount Avenue
    • Local access after peak a.m. rush hour
  • Pennsylvania Avenue/Callowhill Street closed from 20th Street to 21st Street
    • Local access to Barnes Foundation driveway (westbound) only
    • Eastbound open from 21st Street
  • Park Towne Place closed from 22nd Street to 24th Street
    • Local access only (residents)
  • I-676 westbound 22nd Street off-ramp closed
  • The following Streets will be designated "local access only" west of 22nd Street:
    • Wallace Street
    • Mt. Vernon Street
    • Green Street
    • Judson Street
    • Brandywine Street

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Parking will not be permitted on:
  • 2400 Pennsylvania Avenue (south side angle parking only) from 4/5 to 5/8
  • Pennsylvania Avenue between 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue (south side of street only) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • Winter Street between 20th & 22nd Streets (both side of street) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • 20th Street between Vine & Callowhill Streets (east side of street only) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • 21st Street between Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Race Street (both side of street) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • 22nd Street between Winter and Spring Garden Streets (both sides of street) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • Park Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets (both sides of street) from 4/26 to 5/1

Bicycle Lane Detours

During venue construction, a number of bicycle lanes along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Eakins Oval and in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be detoured.  Appropriate signage will be prominently displayed, and cyclists are advised to utilize marked detours.

Pedestrian Detours
During venue construction, a number of sidewalks and pathways along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Eakins Oval and in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be detoured.  Appropriate signage will be prominently displayed, and pedestrians are advised to utilize marked detours and avoid walking in the street.  The primary north-south pedestrian detours will be 22nd Street and Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.

Public Transportation and Parking 
SEPTA is a convenient, affordable way for fans to get to and from the event grounds.  The PHLCVB has secured FREE parking at the sports stadium complex for NFL Draft Experience attendees.  From the sports stadium complex, event-goers should utilize the Broad Street Subway at AT&T Station, located at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue.  Fares can be purchased onsite, and fans are encouraged to purchase their return fare prior to departing AT&T Station.

SEPTA service changes/alerts can be found at www.septa.org.

SEPTA Customer Service can be reached at 215-580-7800 and directly on Twitter @septa_social.  For more information on SEPTA and NJ Transit routes and schedules during the NFL Draft Experience, visit www.septa.org or call 215-580-7800, and www.njtransit.org or call 973-275-5555.

The PHLASH Downtown Loop will add service for Thursday, 4/27 for the NFL Draft Experience and will operate its April weekend schedule Friday, 4/28 – Sunday, 4/30. PHLASH runs 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is an easy, inexpensive way to get around.  PHLASH will re-route due to street closures during the NFL Draft Experience and will communicate any detours at http://RidePhillyPHLASH.com.

If driving into Center City is necessary, commercial off-street parking lots and garages conveniently are located near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Contact individual facilities in advance for rates and availability, or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s website at www.philapark.org for a list of parking options.  The NFL Draft Experience is not affiliated with these parking facilities.



LSNA April Board Meeting

posted Apr 9, 2017, 4:24 AM by David Cardy

LSNA Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

7:00 PM

The Logan Hotel, Mt. Vernon Room

One Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

 Agenda

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

 7:00      Call to Order & Consent Agenda:

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Greg Stafford, Lori Amery and The Logan

·         Approval of March Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

·        CLSNA Member Schuylkill River Patriot Harbor Charter Cruise, Friday, May 5th, 2017

·        Thank you to 2017 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup Volunteers

·        Thank you to all those who attended the inter Street Greenway Community Meeting!

·        Love Your Park; May 13, 2017 (Aviator, Baldwin & Coxe Parks)

·         Nominations Committee Report; David Searles

·         Jim Fennell's Month of Construction Photos

  7:10      Presentation

                     ·         Councilman David Oh, Council Update

                     ·        CNFL Draft on Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 7:45     RCO  Presentations

                     ·        N2001 Pennsylvania Ave; Target signage

 8:05      Consent Agenda 

 8:10      Zoning Report

 8:20      Old Business, if any

 8:25      New Business, if any

 8:30      Adjourn


Congressman Evans To Host Town Hall April 2 at Drexel

posted Mar 30, 2017, 5:49 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 30, 2017, 5:55 AM ]

Congressman Dwight Evans will host his first Town Hall, in his series of Town Hall and community meetings throughout the Second Congressional District on Sunday, April 2. 

Congressman Dwight Evans is inviting all residents in Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District to join him for a Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, April 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Drexel University. The meeting will take place in the Bossone Research Center’s Mitchell Auditorium located at 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Congressman Evans will share his key priorities and goals in Congress; and the steps he has already taken as your Representative in Congress to build a stronger Philadelphia block by block. The Congressman plans to discuss topics such as: health care, the president’s budget proposal, America’s middle neighborhoods, school infrastructure and rehabilitation, food insecurity, immigration reform, and a variety of topics impacting Philadelphia and Montgomery County residents.

Town Hall Meeting Details:

WHO: Congressman Dwight Evans and special guests

WHAT: Congressman Evans Town Hall Meeting

WHEN: Sunday, April 2 from 4:00-6:00 pm

WHERE: Bossone Research Center’s Mitchell Auditorium located at 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The Mitchell Auditorium is located on the first floor of the building.

For additional information please contact my Philadelphia Office at 215-276-0340.

See attached flyer.

Information on Sunday's (3/26) Love Run

posted Mar 25, 2017, 7:48 AM by David Cardy

The race will begin in the 2200 block of B.F. Parkway and travel east on the Parkway to 16
th St., south on 16th St. to JFK Blvd., west on JFK Blvd. to 20th St., south on 20th St. to Market St., east on Market to 15th St., north on 15th St. to JFK Blvd., east on JFK Blvd. to Juniper, south on Juniper to Market St., east on Market St. to 6th St., north on 6th St. to Arch St., west on Arch St. to B.F. Parkway, B.F. Parkway to Binswanger Triangle and make a hard left between the Triangle and Eakins Oval to the south side of the Oval and enter the MLK Dr. using the access ramp to the far left side of the Oval, north on MLK Dr. to South Greenland Ramp; S. Greenland ramp to Strawberry Mansion Bridge; east on Strawberry Mansion Bridge to Woodford Drive; east on Woodford Drive to Strawberry Mansion Drive; Strawberry Mansion Drive to the Strawberry Mansion Bridge; west on the Strawberry Mansion Bridge to North Greenland Ramp, north on N. Greenland ramp to M.L.K. Drive; north on M.L.K. Drive towards the Twin Bridges to the turn-around; south on MLK to Eakins Oval and the finish line in front of the Art Museum.

Event Time Line
3:30 AM         Close Eakins Oval / Inner Drives of Parkway
7:30 AM         Wheel Chairs Start
7:32 AM         Runners Start
9:15 AM         Re-open Spring Garden Bridge (set-up 676 Line)
10:00 AM       All streets east of 16th Street re-open
2:00 PM          Eakins Oval open to traffic

Sincerely,

Police Officer Steven Kiefer #2681
9th District Crime Analysts/Crime Prevention Officer

/Fusion Liaison Officer 
Office: 215-686-3089

Come Learn About Plans for the Winter Street Greenway with a PLAYSPACE and a DOG RUN

posted Mar 20, 2017, 11:45 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 11:51 AM ]

Date and Time:
April 6th, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: The Franklin Institute (use the street level entrance off 20th St)

As Logan Square has been growing, families with children and people with dogs have been hoping for better places for both to play. Friends and members of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) have been scouting out such possibilities with the City and PennDOT. The possibilities look promising within the strip of land between Winter St and the Vine St Expressway as construction is completed - and with little or no loss of residential permit parking.

Initial efforts have been led by Sarah Clark Stuart, members of the Design Sub-committee, and LSNA with support from the City, PennDOT, and the landscape firm, Ground Reconsidered, to sketch out both a PLAYSPACE and DOG RUN, all within a linear Greenway concept between 20th and 23rd Sts.

We look forward to meeting with residents, parents, dog owners and other stakeholders in this part of our neighborhood. As shown above, we have set up a meeting to share with you what looks to be possible and to get your input on the plans. Also, see attached flyer.

No Trash or Recycling Pickup on Tuesday

posted Mar 13, 2017, 5:55 PM by David Cardy

The Streets Department has announced that trash and recycling collection for Tuesday are cancelled. Residents who have Tuesday pick-up are asked to hold their trash and recycling until next week. The Department will make a decision on Wednesday’s trash collection tomorrow based on the status of the plowing operation. Residents should expect delays. There will be no collections picked up in driveways for the remainder of the week beginning Tuesday. Residents should place materials at curbside in the front of their homes all week.

LSNA March Board Meeting

posted Mar 13, 2017, 5:23 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Apr 9, 2017, 10:31 AM ]

LSNA Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

7:00 PM

The Watermark at Logan Square

2 Franklin Town Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103

 Agenda

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

 7:00      Call to Order & Consent Agenda:

·         Quorum Report

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

·         Approval of February Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

·        Citizens Planning Institute; Spring 2017 Application Deadline: March 22, 2017

·        2017 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup; Saturday, April 8 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)

·        Winter Street Greenway Community Meeting; April 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm at The Franklin Institute (Enter Through Business Entrance)

·         Nominations Committee Report; David Searles

·         Jim Fennell's Month of Construction Photos

  7:10      RCO Presentation

                     ·         1501 JFK Blvd (Love Park); Pedestrian Entrance to Garage

 7:20      Presentations

                     ·         NFL Draft on Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 8:00      Consent Agenda 

 8:05      Zoning Report

 8:20      Old Business, if any

 8:25      New Business, if any

 8:30      Adjourn

 (Next meeting, @ The Logan Hotel, April 11, 2017)

Gas Pipeline Replacement Scheduled

posted Mar 13, 2017, 5:15 AM by David Cardy

A natural gas pipeline is scheduled for replacement in your area at the following locations as part of Philadelphia Gas Works' ongoing work to improve the quality, safety and capacity of its natural gas delivery system: 

* 400 block of N. 20th Street 

Please note: Work will be conducted overnight - 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., based on the City's posted hours of operation, beginning Sunday, March 12th. Your cooperation with parking restrictions and barricaded areas is appreciated and will help our crews to work safely and efficiently. Construction is scheduled to be completed within the week. 

We invite you to visit PGW's Worksite Map at www.pgworks.com/worksites for project locations and view the 5 Steps of Pipeline Improvement for information about the pipeline improvement process, its benefits and impact. 

We appreciate your cooperation as we work every day to improve the safety and reliability of natural gas service delivery in Philadelphia. 

Thank you,
Philadelphia Gas Works

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