East Torresdale Civic Association
Re: ZBA Cal. No.: 25307
Address: 9310 Keystone St
Hearing Date: August 3, 2016
Hearing Time: 5PM.
Applicant: Thomas R. Citro for JB Richards
Application No. 604846
At the East Torresdale Civic Association’s General Membership meeting on 6/13/16. ETCA
voted unanimously to OPPOSE the construction of two (2) single-face, roof-top, accessory
DIGITAL SIGNS on top of the warehouse building at 9310 Keystone Street. Each sign-face
would measure 18 feet high x 40 feet long, showing to traffic on I-95. If you are opposed to these
signs, the ETCA urges you to send a letter of opposition and/or go to the Zoning Hearing on
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 5:00 pm. The ZBA meets at:
1515 Arch St, 18th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 At 5:00PM
When is the Convention? When do we expect Convention attendees to arrive and leave?
The Democratic National Convention (DNC) begins Monday, July 25th, and ends Thursday evening, July 28th. Attendees will arrive as soon as Friday, July 22nd, and leave by Friday, July 29th.
Where does the Convention take place?
The Convention takes place at the Wells Fargo Center in the evening hours, typically from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be smaller caucus and council meetings during work hours at the Pennsylvania Convention Center as well.
How many people are coming to Philadelphia for the Convention?
· The City expects approximately 50,000 Convention participants between delegates, media, and other attendees.
Will police and fire services be affected in my neighborhood due to re-assignment of first-responders?
Philadelphia Police, Philadelphia Fire and EMS services will not be impacted by the DNC.
How can the public be aware if large demonstrations are going to affect them?
Planned permitted demonstrations that impact traffic or require road closures will be included on the City website road closure page, and updates provided via social media. For more information visit: www.phila.gov/democraticnationalconvention and follow @PhiladelphiaGov.
Demonstrations that deviate from the planned route or do not attain a permit will be updated via social media. Follow @PhillyPolice and @PhiladelphiaGov.
Will there be special parking or towing restrictions?
There will be some parking or towing restrictions, though we do not expect it to be nearly as extensive as last year's Papal Visit. Before the weekend of July 23, and throughout the week of the DNC, please be sure to check the street signs near where you normally park each day to ensure there are no temporary parking restrictions.
Will the City allow camping?
Because of the resources needed to manage the Convention, no permits will be issued for camping.
Will it be difficult to go out during the Convention? Will restaurants have available seating?
Because the Convention historically takes place from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. each evening, Center City and other area dining destinations should have open tables, especially during dinner hours, should you want to take advantage of them.
What if I have questions that aren't answered here?
We encourage you to first go to www.phila.gov/democraticnationalconvention. If your questions aren't answered there, you can always call 3-1-1 for non-emergencies. The week of the Convention, 311 will have extended hours from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Any person 18 years or older who resides in or is an owner of record of property or business in the East Torresdale neighborhood (as defined in By-Laws Section 2) is eligible for membership.
Household Membership - $12/ year
Individual Membership - $8 /year
To join, please send membership dues with your mailing address information to:
East Torresdale Civic Association
P.O. Box 65412
Philadelphia, PA 19155