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GCCA Supports Preservation and New Apartments at Good Shepherd

The GCCA zoning committee has voted to submit a letter of SUPPORT for the proposed adaptive re-use and new construction at 314 S 46th Street (Good Shepherd Community Church), pending execution of an MOU with the applicant regarding several conditions. The project will preserve the existing church structure, fit it out with 19 apartments, and erect a new 9-unit structure in what is now the church courtyard; the new structure is in scale with the neighborhood, but of a contemporary style with high-quality materials. The linked PDFs from the applicant provide more detail on project design, and for anybody interested in the background, details, and next steps: Over the past several months, devel

The Zoning and Development Committee Wants YOU!

Are you interested in development and preservation issues in our community? The GCCA is looking for people to get involved. You can either sign up to be an "interested neighbor" (receive notice of all of our regular and public meetings, have the opportunity to vote on public items, and get occasional updates on issues the committee is dealing with) or apply to join the Committee, facilitating community input and advocating on its behalf when necessary. Garden Court is a neighborhood of over nine thousand people living in a variety of building types, household formations, and socioeconomic conditions, in addition to civic institutions and mixed-use commercial areas. While recognizing that the

Neighborhood Updates June 2019

Business District Developments The GCCA's 48th and Spruce Street Business District Revitalization Committee received a small grant last fall from the City of Philadelphia to create a business directory to promote the nearly 40 merchants on the business corridor. The tri-fold color brochure was distributed throughout the neighborhood will be distributed at future events in the area. GCCA Parklet Returns GCCA is also pleased to announce that the University City District street-side parklet is once again installed for pedestrian use near the NE corner of 48th and Pine Streets adjacent to the Pine Street Laundromat. Game boards and game pieces are available inside the laundromat. Check it out! N

GCCA Annual Meeting and Potluck-June 13, 2019

The annual membership meeting for the Garden Court Community Association will be held on Thursday, June 13th, from 6 to 8 PM at Mosaic Church, 123 S. 51st Street. All GCCA members are invited to attend the meeting, which will include a potluck dinner, along with our formal business meeting and updates from several community groups. The meeting agenda is as follows: Amanda Evans, Office of Community Outreach, CHOP will be speaking about their new outreach program: Healthier Together Alan Garry, Director of Communications, University City District (UCD), will be presenting an update on UCD initiatives in our area Overview of Garden Court Community Association activities and committee updates E

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Philadelphia, PA 19139-0654

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