Mayfair is a vibrant Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood, home to a variety of stores, pubs and restaurants and the proud host of community events all year long. The Civic Association consists of volunteer citizens focused on the betterment of their Community.
Our General meetings are held the 3rd Monday of March, May, September and November and the 4th Monday of January at 7PM at the Mayfair Community Center, St. Vincent St. and Battersby St.
Please plan on attending our Special Zoning Meeting on Monday evening at 7:30pm at the Mayfair Community Center (2990 St. Vincent st - 19149)
The four (4) zoning issues being discussed and voted on are listed in our agenda below:
Mayfair Civic Association - Zoning Meeting
Monday August 3rd 2015 – 7:30PM - Mayfair Community Center
•Pledge of Allegiance
•Membership - (Must reside within Civic boundaries) - $10 per year / $40 - 5 year / $100 - Lifetime – Applications available at the rear or online at MayfairCivicAssociation.com
This is a special meeting being held strictly to address zoning in Mayfair
1. 7728 Fairfield st. 19152 - Residential APPEAL – APPLICANT: Yang Bi Ling
2nd Time before Civic Association (prior - June 15th 2015)
APPLICATION FOR: THE ERECTION OF A ONE (1) STORY STRUCTURE (SIZE AND LOCATION TO BE AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION), ACCESSORY TO AN EXISTING, SEMI-DETACHED TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING
2. 2119 McKinley st. - Residential – APPLICANT: Beditza Cadillo
PERMIT FOR THE ERECTION OF A DECK (SIZE AND LOCATION TO BE AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION) ACCESSORY TO AN ATTACHED TWO (2) STORY SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING
3. 3513 VISTA st. – Residential - APPLICANT : HEKURAN ABEDINI
APPLICATION FOR THE MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING (THREE (3) FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING) IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE.
4. 7347 Frankford ave. (formerly First Trust Bank) – Commercial
APPLICANT: 352 Corp / Nova Care - (Sean Ward Esq.)
APPEAL FROM NE OVERLAY TO CREATE A PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTER
Current Members of the Mayfair Civic Association have the following three (3) voting options
1. Opposed – Denying the applicant from getting zoning approval
2. Not Opposed With Provisos – Granting permission for the applicant to gain zoning approval with Provisos (Detailed below which may be added to if necessary)
3. Not Opposed – Granting the applicant zoning permission with No Provisos
Business / Commercial Provisos
1. Join and maintain Membership within the Mayfair Business Association
2. The outside of your establishment must be kept clean, maintained, graffiti free, and swept at all times
3. Signage to be kept to a minimum:
a. No nailing of banners to the walls
b. No excess signage in the windows - Windows should be easily seen through at all times
c. No illuminated or flashing signs
d. No advertising flags, banners, or freestanding signs of any kind
4. Add and maintain an outdoor trashcan,
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.
1. Join and maintain Membership with the Mayfair Civic Association
2. The outside of your establishment must be kept clean, maintained, graffiti free, and swept at all times
3. Snow removal to be done within 6 hours of the storm
4. Contact information (Name - Phone Number - Email) to be provided to the Mayfair Civic Association for the owner, as well as property manager
Wrap Up - If anyone would like to get more involved with the Mayfair Civic Association, we could use volunteers! Please see any of the officers present, or send us an email – MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo.com - Thank you!
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Next Meeting - Monday September 21st - 7PM - Mayfair Community Center
Please fold your chair and place it along the wall before you leave
This is the official Webpage for the 2015 Mayfair Dinner En Pajama Pants. (well as official as Dinner En Pajama Pants can or ever will be)
Please check back here for daily updates.
Dinner en Pajama Pants is coming!!! ARE YOU READY??!
About Dinner En Pajama Pants is the black sheep, red-headed-step-sibling of Dinner en Blanc. From Dinner en Blanc's Website: At the last minute, the location is given to thousands of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc's” secret place. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.
Over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the function and value of their city's public space by participating in the unexpected. Beyond the spectacle and refined elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of beauty and good taste. Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamour of court society, and diners engage one another knowing they are taking part in a truly magical event.
There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic, except for the occasional amazed and astonished looks from passersby at the scene unfolding before them. And we, as they, wonder whether it's all not a dream…
Yeah, our's is going to be a little bit different, being Mayfair and all. Several hours ahead of time the location is given to dozens of friends and acquaintances who have been apathetically waiting to learn the “Dîner en Pajama Pants” location (Our "secret place" is none of your business). Dozens of people, dressed in pajama pants, and conducting themselves somewhat boisterously, all meet for a picnic in a public space in Mayfair.
Over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the function and value of their city's public space by eating, laughing, and having fun. Beyond the spectacle and refined sugar of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of a good time. Car traffic flows as usual; pedestrians stroll as usual. Occasionally someone will say, "hmm... there seems to be more people than usual in Mayfair walking around in pajama pants... whatev". And if Dinner En Pajama Pants does turn out to be all but a dream, at least we will already be in pajamas.
Just like Dinner En Blanc (with whom we are not affiliated and respect totally), we will be keeping some things secret. Partially to increase suspense. Partially because we don't know all the details yet. Plus it lets us have "schedule of revelations". Schedule of Revelations Tuesday: Today we are disclosing both the date and time. Wednesday: We will disclose the food and beverage vendors. Thursday: We will disclose the location. Date and Time Thursday, 16 July 2015, 5 to 9pm. You are welcome to arrive any time, but we would like to all sit down to eat together at 6:30pm for the community aspect (and to maximize our Instagram opportunities).
Location The location will be the Mayfair Third Thursday Night Market at Cottman and Frankford Avenues. Location is accessible to public transportation. Food and Beverage You are welcome bring your own gourmet feast, or non-gourmet feast. If you do not feel like lugging your own grub (or don't have time to pack it), fear not! We will be at a location where both quality food and beverages options will be aplenty. Food & Beverage Vendors Grey Lodge Pub Mary’s Mobile Diner Jaelyn’s Lil Bit of Everything Underground Donuts PB and U Gigi’s Water Ice Barbara’s Xtreme Hot Dogs
Tables and Chairs We will have tables and chairs set up, but bringing your own tables and chairs might be a good idea. Bringing your own table could help you win in the Best Tablescape prize.
Prizes We will be having prizes for "Best Tablescape" and "Best Pajama Pants". T-Shirts Thanks to Mike Ennis for the great logo! We will have Dinner En Pajama Pants t-shirts for sale. Facebook and Instagram It wouldn't be 2015 if there wasn't a Facebook event set up. RSVP on Facebook here. Please invite your friends. We created an Instagram account to capture the pictures of the day and for people to share. Check us out under Dinner_En_PJ_Pants. We'll decide on a hashtag once the date gets closer. #HellaClassy is the leading choice so far, but we are up for suggestions. If you've any let us know on Facebook. Kids and Dogs This is a kid and dog friendly event. Even better if you dress them up too!! Tickets & Cost No tickets needed. No cost involved except for what you want to buy from the vendors.
2015 Mayfair Dinner En Pajama Pants Date: Thu, 16 July 2015 Time: Set up starts at 5pm. We'd like to eat together at 6:30. Location: Cottman & Frankford Avenues Cost: No tickets! No cover fee!
THE MAYFAIR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ANNOUNCES RIBBON
CUTTING OF 3446 RYAN AVE.
Former Blighted Duplex Now Fully
Redone Single Family Home
The Mayfair Community Development Corporation, along with
Scioli-Turco, Inc. and BSI Construction, is proud to announce the ribbon cutting
on their new Conservatorship property at 3446 Ryan Ave. Chairman Joe DeFelice stated, “This property
was a burnt out shell duplex for over two years that did harm to the value and
quality of life of surrounding properties and thanks to Act 135, initiated by
our State Representative John Taylor (177th District), we are proud
to announce that this is a beautiful single family property now listed on the
MLS. Through our process we were able to
hire a local realtor, Jen Curran, from the 3400 block of Tudor St and a local architect,
Ray Brogden, who grew up one block west of the property. We were also able to work out a contract for the adjacent property at
3448 Ryan Ave which has now been fully rehabbed and back on the market as well.”
Rep. Taylor stated, “I am pleased to see my legislation being put to effective use
in our community to take blighted, vacant properties, and return them to
productive use. Thank you to the Mayfair CDC and everyone involved in
making this project such a success story.”
Mayfair CDC was happy to enter into their second partnership with Scioli-Turco,
Inc., a 501(c) 4 nonprofit that has spearheaded projects like this throughout
the City; the first project was the revitalization of a boarded up property at
Sheffield and Frankford Aves. Joel
Palmer from Scioi Turco stated, “It has been a pleasure to work with Mayfair CDC, a
committed community organization that continues to deliver results for the
homeowners and residents of Mayfair. We look forward to upcoming
conservatorships, and returning these properties to productive use and like new
condition.” The CDC was very fortunate to have
included John Parsons and Charles Calvanese and BSI Construction in this project. “BSI is well known in our community for
projects they have done with the CDC and many local schools,” stated Second Vice-Chair
Tom Forkin. DeFelice added, “When we
were looking for a contractor to get on board with this project, John Parsons and Charles Calvanese did not hesitate. They realized that while
a potential downside would be waiting to get paid for their work, the upside
was the tremendous effect it would have on the community and we thank them for
has been ongoing for two years and has had the support of all the local
community organizations. Donny Smith, First
Vice Chair of the CDC and current President of the Mayfair Civic Association
stated, “Returning this house back into a single
family home is exactly what the neighbors wanted to see happen with this
property, and working together as a team, we were able to accomplish that goal.
From eyesore to eye candy; this project is a huge success for Mayfair!”
cutting on the new property will begin at 10am on Friday July 10, 2015 at 3446
Ryan Ave with property tour to follow.
We prepared, along with the attorney for the Kingdom Life Christian Center, the following proviso letter to the ZBA but asked for a continuance, which was granted, because still had not receive the parking agreements in writing as was agreed upon by the parties at our meeting. There was also other requests by the Church to exchange Board seats with the civic Association which was denied as it goes against our Democratic process and was not discussed at our meeting. We are currently waiting on a new date.
June 22, 2015
Via Regular Mail and
Chapman, Chairwoman and Members
Zoning Board of Adjustment
Arch Street, 18th Floor
Frankford Avenue, Calendar Number 24607; Hearing Date June 23, 2015 9:30am.
Dear Chairwoman Chapman and Members of the Board:
allow this letter to form a proviso agreement for the above referenced Zoning
Board matter. The applicant, Kingdom
Life Christian Center (hereinafter referred to as “Applicant”), and the coordinating
RCO, the Mayfair Civic Association (hereinafter referred to as “MCA”), have
agreed to the following terms as laid out below. If at all possible, we ask that the Zoning
Board incorporate the below provisos into its decision in the above case. However, the parties intend to be legally
bound to these provisions, and agree that these agreements are enforceable in a
court of law.
provisos are listed below.
1.Parking: The Applicant has oral commitments with the Rite Aid
Parking Lot (at least 14 spaces) and the STS Lot (at least 30 spaces) and is in
the process of working on a written agreement with the Ethan Allen School. Within 30 days of the date of this letter,
Applicant will attempt to obtain written verification of these agreements and
provide them to MCA. We asked for them in advance.
2.After School Program:
Applicant agrees that the After School Program will run from 3pm-6pm
September through June, and the Summer Camp will run from July 4th through
August 20th. The number of
participants will be capped at 21 individuals. However, the Applicant may seek additional
campers with written consent of MCA, which shall not be unreasonably withheld.
3.Food Bank: The Food Bank
will convert to a Food Delivery Service, where the Applicant will deliver food
to no more than 30 families. Volunteers
for the delivery will be provided through Councilman Bobby Henon’s office. The Applicant may seek in increase this
number after one year upon written consent of MCA, which shall not be
4.Applicant agrees to allow free community usage of the building for
community meeting purposes at least 4 times for at least one year, on a
reasonable basis. For rental, the
building is also available, schedule permitting, and subject to appropriate
terms and conditions. After one year,
the Applicant will allow free community usage for meeting purposes on a
reasonable basis as schedule permits.
5.Applicant agrees not to rent to the following uses within the
Devon storefronts during their ownership/involvement with the Devon
Theater. The following businesses are prohibited:
(.a) Barbers, Hair and Nail Salons;
(.b) Car Wash;
(.c) Consignment or Thrift Shops;
(.d) Distributor of Malt or Brewed Beverages;
(.e) Fortune Telling Service;
Group day care and daycare centers
Laundromat, hand laundry, self-service dry cleaning, or dry cleaning
(.h) Personal Credit Establishments;
(.i) Private Clubs;
(.j) Retail Sales of Beauty Products and/or Wigs;
(.k) Retail Sales of Telecommunications Equipment
as a main use;
(.l) Retail Sales or rental of Used Appliances or
(.m) Retail Sales of Variety/General
Store Merchandise, when located in a space with less than 7,500 sq.ft;
(.n) Tobacco or Pipe Sales as a main use; and,
(.o) Vehicle and Vehicular Equipment Sales and
6.The Devon facade will remain intact and unchanged. Any changes must receive written approval
from the MCA.
7.Businesses renting the storefronts will be informed of their duty
to pay into the local Business Improvement District (BID) at a prorated amount,
and Applicant will not rent to any business that refuse to pay into the BID.
8.It is the intent of the parties, and the parties agree, that the
Special Exception for the Church will sunset upon the Applicant leaving the
Devon Theater, including if the Applicant defaults on their mortgage or sells
9.The Applicant will plan a time where the community can visit the
theater within 90 days of the granting of Zoning Relief by the Zoning Board.
are not enforceable and void if the Zoning Board fails to grant the requested
provisions may be modified only by written agreement. These agreement may be executed in
If any party is
compelled to enforce this agreement in any court, the prevailing party shall be
entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees.
The parties intend to be legally bound, and their seal and signature is