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Holiday Package Theft and How to Prevent It

A number of buildings in our neighborhood have been subject to thefts of packages from our lobbies and mailrooms. The local police precinct has issued a list of suggestions for trying to avoid this unpleasant and annoying occurrence within our community. Click on the image below to read full-size. Follow these tips. Make your neighbors aware of the situation so our deliveries don’t get into the wrongs hands and our buildings remain safe.

PowerPoint Presentation



Monday, May 9, 2016, 7:30pm – Offices of Azavea, 990 Spring Garden St.,
5th Fl. – enter building through rear parking lot

Board nominations are now CLOSED.


PLEASE NOTE: If you can’t attend the public meeting and elections but are eligible to vote, you MAY vote by proxy. To vote by proxy, download Election Ballot below and follow instructions on ballot.

Please mark your calendars so you can join us for our annual public meeting and elections.

This year there are five board positions available. The Board maintains 11 positions. Six current members are in the middle of their terms and four current members are running for reelection. To serve on the CNA Board, you must live or work within the boundaries of CNA and be up to date with your membership dues. Dues can be paid on our website, www.callowhill.org, via PayPal by clicking on the “Donate” button. Please indicate that the donation applies to your 2016 annual dues. We also accept checks. Send your check, payable to CNA to: 1115 Hamilton St., Philadelphia PA 19123.

Dues are $25.00 per year for individuals; $50.00 per year for businesses.

To nominate yourself or another community member, please fill out the nomination form (below) and email it to callowhill@gmail.com. Nominations will be posted on the CNA site prior to the election.

Current board members running for re-election include: Sarah McEneaney – President,  Melinda Rickard, Leah Strenger and John Struble.

Board members currently in the middle of their terms who will be staying on include: Robert Cheetham, Teri Gerbec – Vice President, Joanne Kundrat, Joseph Petry, Dennis Pilsits – Treasurer, Gary Ruben.

Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Download board nomination forms here:
2016BoardNomForm.doc, 2016BoardNomForm.pdf

Nomination forms submitted as of May 4:  Struble-2016BoardNom.pdf,
DiMaria-2016BoardNom.pdf, Zeghibe-2016BoardNom.pdf,
McEneaney-2016BoardNom.pdf, Strenger-2016BoardNomForm.pdf,
Simons-2016BoardNomForm.pdf, Shaw-2016BoardNomForm.pdf,

The Proxy Ballot is now available for download. Please follow the instructions for completion and submitting the ballot by email NO LATER than 6:00pm Monday,
May 9th. 2016ProxyBallot.pdf


Proposed Project at 900 Callowhill:


Floor Plans

Zoning App pg. 1

Zoning App pg. 2

CDR Notice


CNA Joins the Crosstown Coalition:

The Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition is a Pennsylvania non profit corporation created in 2014, directed by board of volunteers nominated by a federation of civic associations which have united to advocate on a non partisan basis for quality of life issues and, further, to share resources, best practices and economies of scale for the benefit of the Coalition and of its member organizations.




The new zoning classifications that we have been working on for sometime were introduced by Councilman Mark Squilla as an ordinance in City Council on Thursday, September 10, 2015

The next steps will be a reading in the Rules Committee on September 30, then 2 more readings in Council and a final vote after that.

Below is the plan that was introduced.

Proposed Zoning Map

Callowhill Zoning Maps

Zoning Ordinance


Check out this amazing film http://www.goodmotionproject.org/railpark/ North Broad Community Coalition:  A coalition of neighborhood, community, small  businesses, academic and faith‐based institutions has formed to engage in the discussion regarding proposed casino development impacting the North Broad Street neighborhoods.  Read the mission statement and current membership here. Read the testimony of the NBCC to be presented at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Hearing, PA Convention Center, April 12, 2013:  testimony NBCC final   Read an article on the 6 casino proposals from PlanPhilly. http://planphilly.com/articles/2013/03/27/city-gathers-public-perspective-on-casino-options


GRAFFITI REMOVAL The City of Philadelphia Graffiti Abatement Team will provide homeowners, community organizations and businesses with power-wash services to combat graffiti vandalism from their respective properties.  To request this service, please call (215) 686-0000 or report graffiti online at http://www.phila.gov/antigraffiti/removalform.html Or contact: Thomas Conway, Deputy Managing Director 1401 JFK Blvd., Room 930 Philadelphia, PA 19102-1670 Phone: (215) 686-2114; Fax: (215) 686-9919 To Report Graffiti call 311 or 215-686-0000 You can also report graffiti online at http://www.phila.gov/qualityoflife/

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