Recently reported by Passyunk Post, Pennsport may have some new community members moving in. Although you won’t get to meet your new neighbors just yet! At 6th and Federal, what was once an old PECO Substation has the community buzzing at the talk of 11 new apartments to occupy this building. This location has sat empty for what feels like forever, while talk for changes have been heard over the last couple years . Talk hasn’t got them that far.
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A zoning use change was updated last week which has approved the building for 11 new apartments. Interior demolition permits had been approved last year. Although no construction permits have been approved yet. So please don’t hold your breath hoping to see a bulldozer. Dickinson Square West Civic Association has been actively involved in following the progress of this development. You can also join the community and voice your opinions and concerns at their general membership meeting, Tuesday, October 15th at 7 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Church (410 Wharton Street). We look forward to following this new development and hope to see some construction permits sooner than later.
The kickoff begins on Monday August 5th at Sacks Recreation Center at 400 Washington Avenue. From 5-8pm help celebrate the kick off rally to support National Night Out. This is America’s night out against crime and drugs. With food, entertainment and games, bring the whole family in support of your neighborhood of Dickinson Square West.
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On Tuesday, August 6th, you can attend the second night of festivities in support of this cause at Kahn Park in Washington Square West from 6-9pm. Live music will be preformed featuring some jazz tunes from a UARTS band, raffles, food and family activities. Bring your chair or pack a blanket and stay awhile! For more information or general questions email Safety@washwestcivic.org.
If you’re more of the active type, you can also participate in the National Night Out Walk in Bella Vista on Tuesday August 6th from 6-8pm. Meet at John’s Water Ice on Christian Street and let your footsteps be heard. The National Association of Town Watch introduced ‘National Night Out’ in 1984 in hopes to spread the awareness of crime prevention throughout our communities, businesses and neighborhoods. Today, this event has more than 37 million participants in over 15,000 communities nation wide.
This is an opportunity for families, businesses and local police departments to join together and meet your fellow neighbors. It allows for our neighborhoods to become a fighting unit in crime prevention.