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SBSNA hosting fundraising event for Broad Street Business Improvement District

In the spring, the South Broad Street Neighborhood Association hosted its first fundraising event to move forward with the proposal and planning for the creation of a Business Improvement District on Broad Street.

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BIDs are meant to improve commercial corridors with added funding, bringing improvements, events and more to the area. To continue to raise money for the creation of a BID, SBSNA is hosting a second edition of BINGO! for a better Broad Street on Thursday, December 1.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

South Broad Street Neighborhood Association raising money for creation of Business Improvement District

South Broad Street Neighborhood Association currently covers the area from 13th Street to 15th Street on the east and west, and Washington Avenue and Oregon Avenue on the north and south. That neighborhood association is now working on plans to create a business improvement district within those boundaries on Broad Street.

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In order to make this BID a reality, SBSNA is hosting a BINGO fundraising event on Thursday, May 19. 

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Broad and Snyder Wendy’s plans include maintaining original structure, installing takeout window

When we first told you about the plans for a Wendy’s to open in the former Beneficial Bank building at Broad and Snyder, the majority of responses from the neighborhood were negative. Of all things that could go into a historic building, why a Wendy’s?

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At the South Broad Street Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, there was not as much vocal objection as expected, according to SBSNA president, Peter Zutter. Wendy’s does have plans to maintain the original detailing of the structure while bringing another fast food spot to this corner.

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Plans for Cascia Center at Broad and Ellsworth presented to neighbors

A plan for a one-story Cascia Center was unveiled last night to neighbors of the “peacemaking” facility proposed for Broad and Ellsworth, where the former St. Rita’s school was just demolished.

First two pics from SBSNA's Facebook page

First two pics from SBSNA’s Facebook page

Officials from the neighboring St. Rita of Cascia Shrine, which would manage the center, told the South Broad Street Neighbors Association that they plan to build a 20-foot-high detached structure that would contain offices for counseling, meeting space and a large community room. Twenty parking spaces would go behind it, between the building and Carlisle Street.

Peter Zutter, president of the SBSNA, said the presentation was not well-received. “No problems with the type of uses, in fact quite good support for the concept, but the one story building of cheap materials did not go over well,” he said. “It is unfortunate that they did not talk to us sooner as it seems they have mostly completed design.”

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