Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019





The flags are flying!

From Rhawn to Unruh, and around the entire Lincoln Loop, the flags are flying!

We set a goal to have them all installed by Memorial Day weekend, and our volunteers worked very hard to accomplish that goal. We did it! We installed just shy of 150 American flags! PROPS to the neighbors who saw us coming, and moved their cars so that we could get a ladder up and install a flag at those locations. Thank you!

This project was funded entirely through your donations. If you donated money towards the Mayfair Civic Association's American Flag Project, take a ride around and you can see exactly where your money was spent. They look awesome ... Thank you!

We typically put the flags up before Memorial Day, and leave them up until Veterans Day when we take them down to preserve them during the winter months, however we were able to purchase Commercial Grade American Flags this time, so we are hopeful that we can now leave them up year round. We have also lowered each every one of our flags in hopes of keeping them from getting tangled in the wires.

This is an ongoing project, and flags will become tattered and will need to be replaced. If you enjoy the flags and would like to continue to see them flying in Mayfair, please visit the MayfairCivicAssociation.com website, "click" the American flag, and make a donation. Every penny helps!

Thank you, and Happy Memorial Day Mayfair!
 
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"

Saturday, May 11, 2019



Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
Monday May 20th, 2019 • 7pm • Mayfair Community Center

As a sign of respect to your neighbors, we kindly ask you to please refrain from conversing among yourselves during our meeting. If you feel as though you need to hold a private conversation, please step into the lobby area before doing so.

Thank you!

Agenda

  • Pledge of Allegiance - (Please silence all cell phones)
  • Officers Present




President: Donny Smith
Vice President: Kevin Leonard
Secretary / Zoning Chair: Michael Serverson
Treasurer / Membership Chair: Christina Loughrin
Sgt. at Arms: Joe Valecce
Mayfair Business Assoc.: Lisa Greco
Mayfair Memorial Playground Co. Chairs:  Dana Lambie, Mia Hylan, &
Melinda Mulvenna




Announcements and Updates

  • Treasurers Report: Christina Loughrin

  • American Flag Project: Please donate here, or visit our website to make a donation via Paypal to keep these flags flying in 2019. Thank you!

  • Membership:
•  $10 per year  • $40 for 5 years  • $100 Lifetime
Applications available at the rear or online at MayfairCivicAssociation.com
(Must reside within Civic boundaries)



Mayfair Tee Shirts : Available at Bellalisa Hair Studio – 3530 Cottman Ave, 19149
  • Small to XL tees are $12 each / 2 for $20 • 2X tees are $15 each / 2 for $25
  • Any combo that includes a 2X tee is 2 for $25 (example: 1 small + 1 2X)


  • Pennypack Music Festival: “LIKE” Pennypack Music Festival on Facebook for updates.
If you would like to become a 2019 PPMF Sponsor, please email info@Pennypack.org.


  • Mayfair Business Improvement District & MCDC Updates: Marc Collazzo
“LIKE” Mayfair Business Improvement District and Mayfair Community Development Corporation on Facebook for daily updates.


Presentations

  1. Philadelphia School District:  Haniyya Sharpe-Brown, Dr. Bird, & Danielle Floyd:  To discuss the future school planned for the Lincoln H.S. area.


Zoning in Mayfair

Applicants were instructed to provide the Mayfair Civic Association with a Certificate of Mailing via U.S. Mail to residents and businesses within 250 feet of the property, and properties located on the same block as the project (as per Philadelphia Planning Commission) prior to our meeting.

Applicants were also asked to bring the same exact presentation to our meeting as the one that will be presented during the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing including photographs, descriptions, and drawings.

Applicants will be called in the order that they were received.

Voting

Current Members of the Mayfair Civic Association have the following three (3) voting options

1.     Opposed - The Mayfair Civic Association will send a letter to the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment recommending that the applicant be DENIED from getting zoning approval

2.     Not Opposed with Provisos – The Mayfair Civic Association will send a letter to the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment recommending that the applicant be GRANTED zoning approval WITH PROVISOS (detailed below)

3.     Not Opposed – The Mayfair Civic Association will send a letter to the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment recommending that the applicant be GRANTED zoning approval WITHOUT PROVISOS (detailed below)
Please circle only one choice
Please do NOT fold your ballots!



1. 3300 St. Vincent St. • Commercial (Day Care)
Applicant : Amia Williams
Application # : 965431
Appeal # : 37227
ZBA Hearing Date : 7/24/19 • Time TBD • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor

Application for: A DAY CARE CENTER ON 1ST FLOOR WITH EXISTING TWO FAMILY DWELLING ABOVE IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE
2. 6243 Frankford Ave. • Commercial (Mayfair Theater)
Applicant : Ruth E. Brown
Application # : 956011
Appeal # : 956011
ZBA Hearing Date : 6/26/19 • Time TBD • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor

Application for: FOR THE ERECTION OF ONE (1) ACCESSORY INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED FLAT WALL SIGN. ACCESSORY TO A THEATER (ASSEMBLY AND ENTERTAINMENT) ON THE 1ST FLOOR WITH AN EXISTING APPARTMENT ON THE 2ND FLOOR. ALONG WITH ALL OTHER USES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED IN AN EXISTING SEMI-DETACHED STRUCTURE. SIZE AND LOCATIONS AS PER PLANS.

3. 2801 Cottman Ave. • Commercial (McDonalds)
Applicant : Brett Feldman Esq. (Attorney for owner)
Application # : 969953
Appeal # :
ZBA Hearing Date : Date and Time TBD • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor

Application for: FOR THE RELOCATION OF LOT LINE TO CREATE ONE LOT (PARCEL –A) FROM TWO DEEDED LOTS AND OPA ACCOUNT (2801 COTMAN AVE AND 7319-25 E. ROOSEVELT BLVD).

FOR COMPLETE DEMOLITION OF EXISTING STRUCTURE ON THE LOT AND REMOVAL OF ALL EXISTING SIGNS ON THE LOT (EXCEPT FOR EXISTING FREE STANDING SIGN –A);

FOR THE ERECTION OF DETACHED STRUCTURE WITH SIDE BY
SIDE DRIVE THROUGH TAKE-OUT WINDOW. AND ERECTION OF SIX (6) FLAT WALL SIGNS. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN
THE APPLICATION.
USES: FOR A TAKE-OUT RESTAURANT WITH DRIVE THROUGH WINDOW AND ACCESSORY OFF STREET FIFTY-FOUR (54) PARKING SPACES INCLUDING 3 ADA SPACES (INCLUDING 1 VAN ACCESSIBLE SPACE), AND FOR SIGNS ACCESSORY TO TAKE-OUT RESTAURANT

Notes: MAXIMUM ALLOWED ACCESSORY SIGN = 15 SQ. FT.
PROPOSAL : 140.4 SQ. ST.


Provisos

Residential Provisos 
1.  The outside of your establishment must be kept clean, maintained, graffiti free, and swept at all times
2.     Snow removal to be done within 6 hours of the storm
3.     Contact information (Name - Phone Number - Email) to be provided to the Mayfair Civic Association for the owner, as well as property manager

Business / Commercial Provisos
1.       The outside of your establishment must be kept clean, maintained, graffiti free, and swept at all times
2.       Signage to be kept to a minimum 
  • No nailing of banners to the walls
  • No excessive signage in the windows (all windows should be easily seen through at all times)
  • Grand Opening signs, flags, garland, streamers etc to be removed within 30 days of store opening
3.       Add and maintain an outdoor trashcan
4.       Participation in the Safe Cam Program
5.       Snow removal to be done within 6 hours of the storm, and during business hours
6.       Contact information (Name - Phone Number - Email) to be provided to the Mayfair Civic Association for the tenant, as well as the property owner / landlord, and property manager
7.       Notify the MCA and Mayfair Business Association that you are seeking new hires and hire within the community if possible

Open Discussion

  • Wrap Up : If anyone would like to get more involved with the Civic, we could use volunteers! Please introduce yourself after the meeting or via email (MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo.com)

  • Facebook : "LIKE" Mayfair Civic Association on Facebook to stay current on all things happening in Mayfair!

  • Friends of Pennypack Park Update: Nance Kerns – “LIKE” Friends of Pennypack Park on Facebook for updates.

  • Mayfair Memorial Playground Update: “LIKE” Mayfair Memorial Playground on Facebook for updates.

  • PDAC Update: Joe Valecce (President) - “LIKE” 15th_PDAC on Facebook for updates.

  • Next Meeting : Our next regularly Civic Meeting will be held on Monday September 16th 2019 at 7pm. Check Civic Facebook page and or Civic Website for notices of possible Special Zoning Meetings before then.
Have a fun and safe summer!

Please leave your pens on the back table
&
Please fold your chairs and place them along the wall before you leave.

Thank You!

Friday, April 12, 2019

MCA Special Zoning Meeting • Monday April 15th, 2019 • 7pm

1. 7413 Brous Ave. – Residential
Applicant : Sherry Yang
Application # : 933906
Appeal # : 36608
ZBA Hearing Date : 5/15/19 • 3:30 PM • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor

Application Description: FOR THE ERECTION OF A SIDE YARD DECK AT FIRST FLOOR LEVEL OF AN EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY SEMI-DETACHED STRUCTURE (SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN).


2. 2825-35 Cottman Ave. - Commercial
Applicant : Michael V. Phillips Esq. (Attorney for the Applicant)
Application # : 947938
Appeal # : 36676
ZBA Hearing Date : 4/17/19 • 2:00 PM • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor
Application Description: FOR ERECTION OF A ROOF DECK, TOP OF AN EXISTING ONE (1) STORY STRUCTURE, AND FOR THE EXTENSION OF EXISTING STAIR TOWER TO ACCESS TO ROOF DECK LEVEL, AND FOR THE ERECTION OF AN EXTERIOR NEW STAIR ACCESS TO ROOF DECK; THE ROOF DECK ACCESSORY TO THE EXISTING SITE DOWN RESTAURANT AT FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR OF UNIT#1 ON THE SAME LOT EXISTING FOUR (4) OTHER TENANT SPACES UNIT# 2, UNIT# 3, UNIT# 4 AND UNIT# 5 USES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION. (NO SIGN ON THIS APPLICATION).




Due to the size of the room and the number of people expected to attend, we are asking that only residents who live within the boundaries of the Mayfair Civic Association attend this special zoning meeting. 

Mayfair Civic Association
Boundaries


  • Frankford avenue (East and West sides) from Sheffield Street to Harbison Avenue
  • Harbison Avenue (North side) from Frankford Avenue to Roosevelt Boulevard
  • Roosevelt Boulevard (East side) from Harbison Avenue to Holme Avenue
  • Holme Avenue (South side) from Roosevelt Boulevard to Lexington Avenue
  • Lexington Avenue (East and West sides) from Holme Avenue to Rhawn Street
  • Rhawn Street (South side) from Lexington Avenue to Rowland Avenue
  • Rowland Avenue (West side) from Rhawn Street to Sheffield Street
  • Sheffield Avenue (North and South sides) from Rowland Avenue to Frankford Avenue

New Mayfair Civic Association (MCA) members are being asked to arrive at 6:30pm so that they can be checked in before the 7pm meeting start time.


Anyone who lives within the boundaries of the MCA and wishes to become a member of the MCA and vote on these and other zoning issues in Mayfair are invited and encouraged to submit their membership application beforehand by visiting:  http://www.mayfaircivicassociation.com/p/membership.html


New members and / or previous members who are not recognized by our Membership Chair will be asked to provide a photo I.D. and proof of residency. A PA state drivers license is preferred, however any government issued photo I.D. (passport etc) and proof of residency (utility bill / phone bill etc.) will be accepted by the MCA.


The MCA as the Coordinating RCO (Registered Community Organization) will do it's best and expects to run a fair and respectful meeting. 


The 64th Republican and 64th Democratic party who are also RCO's and who's boundaries overlap the MCA in this area will be given the opportunity to address the applicants and attendees as they wish and on their own behalf.
 
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
A Great Place to Visit - An Awesome Place to Live!"