1900 Market St Street | 8th Floor | Philadelphia, PA 19103 | 215.546.6719 | email: centercity@centercityresidents.org   Travis Oliver, Operations Manager

Message from CCRA President

03 Apr 2020 1:11 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

Dear Members:

I hope you, your family, and friends are successfully navigating the near lockdown conditions under which we're operating and are remaining healthy.  I am glad to report that no one on staff and the board has notified me that they have coronavirus.  Here's some updates.

Travis Oliver, our operations manager, has been successfully working remotely.  There was a case of Coronavirus at WeWork, where the office is located; after deep cleaning, card holders do have access to the facility.  But now there's a stay-at-home order in place, we have been managing remotely.

We are increasing our communications to members, to be a resource in these difficult times.  These include:

  • Useful information about the Coronavirus as well as links to resources to help you cope with the new normal, including open local restaurants and stores
  • Articles/information about how to spend your time, volunteer, or otherwise cope as they become available

Let Travis know if you have any other ideas.

Survey Results- a of Saturday, 3/28, we have received 235 responses to our member survey, and none (as far as I know) from any of the other organizations we asked to distribute on our behalf.

Zoning Committee--The zoning committee did not meet in March; their next scheduled meeting is April 28, 2020.  We are looking into holding a virtual meeting, where public comment is invited.  Luckily, the City is granting RCOs lots of flexibility when it comes to meeting our requirements of public accountability, made easier by their suspension of CDR and ZBA hearings.

Parkway Development, 23rd and Market-Originally the developer was on the April 7 Civic Design Review agenda; that meeting has been cancelled.   The earliest available meeting is now April 21, 2020.  Both the major development task force and entire board need to vote before the CDR meeting.  

Annual Meeting - we are currently planning our annual meeting for May.  

So sorry for the lengthy message, but a fair amount has gone on despite the virus crisis.  I am so happy with the way we have continued to operate and communicate so well in this time. 

Stay safe, keep in touch, and hope you enjoy some of these jokes.

Maggie Mund - President


 

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