Holme Circle civic group OKs plan to enclose patio


The Holme Circle Civic As­so­ci­ation last Wed­nes­day un­an­im­ously ap­proved a plan by a res­id­ent of the 8200 block of Al­bion St. to en­close his 12-foot-wide patio and to build a deck onto his house.

Among sev­er­al zon­ing vari­ances re­quired for the pro­ject, the new en­clos­ure will come with­in two feet of a rear prop­erty line. The ap­plic­ant, Tim Sul­li­van, claimed that he had spoken to his neigh­bors, none of whom op­posed the plan.

• A long­time board mem­ber of the civic group, Joe Raz­ler, has resigned from the board. Raz­ler is a found­ing mem­ber of the or­gan­iz­a­tion and served a couple of years as its act­ing pres­id­ent. The group filled sev­er­al board va­can­cies last fall through elec­tions. Raz­ler was out of town dur­ing the meet­ing, ac­cord­ing to the sit­ting pres­id­ent, Elsie Stevens.

• Stevens said that vo­lun­teers plan to re­pair re­cent van­dal­ism to the Crispin Cemetery. Stevens and oth­er vo­lun­teers cleaned up the dec­ades-old neigh­bor­hood land­mark sev­er­al months ago. They re­moved trash and planted trees, shrubs and flowers.

But early this month, someone broke in­to the site through a fence and up­rooted about 10 shrubs. Lowe’s donated re­place­ment shrubs, which the group will plant, Stevens said.

• Stevens re­por­ted that a private real es­tate com­pany has entered in­to an agree­ment to buy the former North­east Com­munity Cen­ter at 2840 Holme Ave. The deal is pending an in­spec­tion by the pro­posed buy­er, Sant Prop­er­ties. Stevens said she spoke with a Sant rep­res­ent­at­ive, who in­dic­ated the com­pany would like to rent out the site for a fit­ness cen­ter, day­care cen­ter or sim­il­ar use.

• The in­aug­ur­al Holme Circle Com­munity Day will be on Sat­urday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Im­macu­late Mary Home, 2990 Holme Ave. The event will fea­ture a car show ($10 per car to re­gister) and a pig roast ($10 all you can eat). There will be blood pres­sure screen­ings, kids’ craft work­shops and a live DJ. Co-spon­sors in­clude St. Jerome’s Par­ish, Winchester Park Civic As­so­ci­ation, Na­tion­wide Chris Born Agency, Home De­pot, Naz­areth Hos­pit­al and Holme Av­en­ue busi­nesses. •• 

Re­port­er Wil­li­am Kenny can be reached at 215-354-3031 or wkenny@bsmphilly.com

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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