Announcements

Open House at Winter Street

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 Mar 13, 2017, 5:25 AM ]

LSNA Board Meeting

Tuesday, Marchy 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

2016 LSNA Holiday Party "Thank You" Letter

posted Mar 8, 2017, 8:05 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 8:06 AM ]

Thank you to Ed Dougherty and all of the volunteers who helped make our LSNA 2016 Holiday Party such an incredible and unforgettable event. I would also like to thank the Dalian for hosting and providing an amazing venue. Lastly, I would like to thank all of our sponsors, Cherry Street Tavern, Franklin Beverage, the Garces Group, Pizzeria Vetri and Wagon Train, who graciously donated/discounted food and beverages for the soiree. Please support local Logan Square businesses!

Drew Murray
President, Logan Square Neighborhood Assoc.


March for Paris Agreement, Feb. 19th

posted Feb 15, 2017, 12:43 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 12:46 PM ]

There will be a March for the Paris Climate Agreement in Philadelphia this Sunday, February 19th.

Participants will assemble off-street at Eakins Oval from 1pm-2pm before marching EB on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 2pm.  The march will proceed to 15th St, around City Hall and terminate at Thomas Paine Plaza by 3pm.

Road closures will be minimal and rolling.  Roads will be opened as the demonstration passes.  We do not expect any major amplified sound in the vicinity of the Parkway and Eakins Oval.

LSNA February Board Meeting

posted Feb 10, 2017, 11:30 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Feb 10, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

LSNA Board Meeting

Tuesday,February 14, 2017

7:00 PM

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

100 N 20th St, 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 Matt Rader, John Tabasco, Lauren Cruz, Richard Lynch and The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

·         Approval of January Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

·        2017 Philadelphia Flower Show; March 11-19, 2017; Pennsylvania Convention Center

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

·        President’s Day (February 20, 2017)-Trash & Recycling Collection Will Be One Day Behind for The Entire Week

·         Nominations Committee Report; David Searles

·         Jim Fennell's Month of Construction Photos

  7:10      RCO Presentation

                     ·         2005 Market Street

 7:25      Presentations

                     ·         1800 Arch Street (Ordinance Request)

                     ·         1600 Callow Street

                     ·         PMC; Riverwalk; 23 rd & Cherry/Arch Streets (Ordinance Request)   

 8:25      Consent Agenda 

 8:30      Zoning Report

 8:50      Old Business, if any

 8:55      New Business, if any

 9:00      Adjourn

 (Next meeting, @ The Watermark at Logan Square, March 14, 2017)

10% Discount for LSNA Members

posted Feb 9, 2017, 1:28 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Feb 9, 2017, 1:37 PM ]

Indian Cuisine
, at the corner of 20th & Arch Sts is offering 10% off of any purchase at the restaurant. Simply show your LSNA membership card.

Compliments To Our Neighbors at LSNA

posted Jan 26, 2017, 1:32 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 1:36 PM ]

James Restaurant - Complimentary wine and beer at Happy Hour Every Tuesday, 5-6PM. Also, 10% off brunch or lunch & 20% off dinner, every day of the week. Just present your LSNA card.
 
1835 Arch St
Philadelphia
267.324.5005

Women's March in Philadelphia, Jan. 21, 2017

posted Jan 12, 2017, 2:02 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 2:12 PM ]

On Saturday, January 21st, the “Women’s March in Philadelphia” demonstration will take place on Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Eakins Oval. To ensure the safety of participants and the public, road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented in the vicinity of the event. Delays can be expected during the course of the demonstration. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes, and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event. Please refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal.

Road Closures
Participants in the march will assemble at Logan Circle, Aviator Park and Benjamin Franklin Parkway beginning at 7:00AM. The march portion of the demonstration will commence at 10:00AM. The march will start at 20 th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway and proceed westbound to Eakins Oval, where the rally portion of the demonstration will commence at 12:00PM. The demonstration is scheduled to conclude at 3:00PM.

The following streets will be closed starting at 6:55AM until approximately 12:00PM on Saturday, January 21st :

- Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 16th Street and 20th Street (including Logan Circle)

- 19th Street between Race Street and Vine Street

- Race Street between 20th Street and Logan Circle

Streets closed for the march assembly will open as they are cleared.

The following streets will be closed starting at 6:55AM until approximately 4:00PM on Saturday, January 21st:

- Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th Street and Eakins Oval (all lanes)

- 21st Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street

- 22nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Race Street

- 23rd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

- Spring Garden Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

- Kelly Drive (outbound) from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue

- Martin Luther King Drive between Eakins Oval and Sweet Briar Drive

- Spring Garden Street Bridge at 31st Street

20th Street will be temporarily closed between Callowhill Street and Race Street during the march from approximately 10:00AM to 12:00PM, but will otherwise remain open to traffic.

Starting at 6:55AM on Saturday, January 21st, due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 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 may continue to 25th Street and turn on Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.

Parking Restrictions
The following streets will be posted as “Temporary No Parking” zones from 5:00AM-2:00PM on
Saturday, January 21st :

- Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 16 th Street to 20 th Streets (both sides of the street)

- 20th Street from Race Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway (east side of the street)

- 19th Street from Cherry Street to Vine Street (both sides of the street)

- 18th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street (both sides of the street)

- 17th Street from Race Street to Arch Street (both sides of the street)

- 1600 Cherry Street (both sides of the street)

The following streets will be posted as “Temporary No Parking” zones from 5:00AM-6:00PM on
Saturday, January 21st :

- Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 20 th Street to Eakins Oval (all lanes; both sides)

- 21st Street between Pennsylvania Avenue & Race Street (both sides of street)

- 22nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street (both sides of street)

- Park Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets (north side of the street)

- Sedgley Drive from Kelly Drive to Poplar Drive (both sides of the street)

- 2100-2200 Spring Garden Street (north side of the street)

Please obey all “Temporary No Parking” signs. Vehicles parked in these locations during posted hours will be relocated.

Public Transportation
Due to related street closures, SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 and 48 will be detoured from their normal routes through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area beginning at 7:00AM on Saturday, January 21st through 6:00PM. Detours will be posted and specific route changes are available on the System Status Page at www.septa.org.

Public Safety Information
In the event of an emergency, or to report a suspicious person, activity or item (a backpack, a package, a container), notify a police officer immediately or call 9-1- 1. Do not try to open, move, cover or touch a suspicious item.

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