The area stretching from Columbus Boulevard (eastern boundary) to Broad Street (west) and from Rodman Street (north) to Wharton Street (south).
Washington Ave Philadelphia, PA - Passyunk SquareFrom 9th to Broad Street is a trash pit. I guess the business owners dont care. I will take my dollars elsewhere until it is cleaned up.
Washington Ave Philadelphia, PA - Bella Vista
Washington Avenue is a mess between front and Broad. There are NO lane lines painted (literally none.) The avenue has become a "Wild West" for drivers who weave in and out of lanes, run red lights and double park along the Italian Markets.
In March a young girl was killed while crossing the road in an intersection where no pedestrian crossings were painted by a driver running a red light. Are we surprised that this is happening? It feels as if the city has completely forgot about one of it's busiest corridors.
On 9th Street specifically, thousands of people cross Washington Ave on a daily basis while they shop at the markets. About a year ago it appeared that the city started to re-do the crossing lines, but never finished. The entire length of Washington from Front to Broad is just one big cement corridor. As a biker, pedestrian and driver, I have seen some of the most dangerous driving on this road. What does the city expect to happen?
We've called the police on folks double parked on Washington more times then we can count. Folks are never ticketed and you can actually watch cop cars drive right past the double parked cars. Drivers are constantly forced to dodge parked cars...
Let's take back Washington Ave! It could be a great corridor...
827 Wharton Philadelphia, PA - Passyunk SquareThe second floor window has broken on this house and shards of glass are everywhere in front of the house on the sidewalk and steps.
8th And Manton Philadelphia, PA - Passyunk Square
On the southeast corner of 8th and Manton, a condemned house was recently demolished. Woohoo!
But now, the dirt lot is being used for parking. Boo! This is not only creating a mess -- mud and dirt all over the street and sidewalk -- but also creating a hazard to pedestrians and an eyesore to neighbors.
I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure there is a permitting process that has to happen to turn a zoned residential property into a parking lot.
Further, I think there are some regulations about keeping empty lots fenced off.
So, this is a ZBA issue, an L&I issue, and a PPA issue.
I know I know, parking in South Philly, enforcement, blah blah blah. At least it's on record now.
1114 Washington Avenue Philadelphia - Wharton-Hawthorne-Bella VistaThis is a one a minute record of this ONGOING situation on new years day 2016. How can this be continually overlooked? Reconfigure this parking lot for pedestrian safety NOW!
1100 South 11th Street Philadelphia, PA - Passyunk SquareThe restaurants that use the dumpsters on 11th Street between Washington and Ellsworth - across from the 7-11 - leave the doors to the dumpsters open, and allow trash water and/or cleaning supplies to just drain into the street drain. It's gross, smelly and also dangerously slippery on the sidewalk.
S 8th St Philadelphia, PA - Bella VistaBecause this is a very busy stretch with two bus stops close together as well as two convenience stores, there is a small river of litter that flows down the west-side sidewalk and in the gutters. Many of the residences are apartment buildings, there are a couple of restaurants, and many elderly. No one picks up the litter. It's disgusting.
1351 Kater Street Philadelphia, PA - Wharton-Hawthorne-Bella VistaLocated at the intersection of Broad St. and Kater St., there is a Hess gas station. People are using the dumpster as a bathroom. Occurring multiple times a day, people are continually urinating behind the dumpster. My front door and window are located directly in front of the dumpster and men are continually exposing themselves. Being a woman, this makes the situation even worse. I have spoken to the manager and he says there is nothing that he can do. I have seen the people who work inside of the attendant booth direct people over to the dumpster since there is not a public restroom on site. There have also been cases where men have defecated and left their boxers covered and smelling horrible of @#$% outside my home until I personally had to remove them. The smell that builds up from the continual urination is unbearable!!. I have attached a picture of the area and you can see the urine stains on the cement. Please help!!!!
815 S Darien St Philadelphia, PA - Bella VistaThis large new construction has a garage and a curb cut. There is a space between it's garage and the neighbor's garage that is large enough to park a car in. Recently, they left a note on my neighbor's car saying that it is inconvenient for them to turn into their garage when a car is parked between the garages. He knocked on their door several times to talk about this, but they have not answered. After he moved his car, they took it upon themselves to spraypaint a large no parking X on this space. This is another co-opting of public space for private use, and they should at the very least be made to remove it. The rest of the nighborhood parallel parks their cars on the street, a very small inconvenience we happily put up with. For this house to pull a three point turn around a parked car into their garage is a small thing to ask.
1030 S. 9th Street Philadelphia, PA - Bella Vista
The owners of this land (Carl's Poultry, who also operate a low-cost poultry shop across the street) have let this vacant property (in the heart of the Italian Markets) turn into an open dump. There is a graffiti covered dumpster sitting in this lot and it is surrounded by trash piling up. When asked to remove the trash a few years ago, they simply put tarps over it.
Now others are dumping here. The "green" fence is often covered with graffiti, and it's been this way for years.
Efforts from neighbors a few years ago halted a zoning variance to allow yet more construction by property owner. Why? Because the property owner, owns other abandoned/blighted properties on the 800 block of League Street. The fork lifts from his "warehouses" on League are constantly blocking traffic, not to mention the stench from the "cleaning" of kitchen equipment in the street. (But that's an entirely different topic. Health code violations?)
Be a good neighbor - CLEAN IT UP.
606 Washington Ave Philadelphia, PA - Passyunk SquareDumpsters right on southwest corner of 6th & Wharton ALWAYS overflowing, never kept in their enclosure with doors closed, smells, litter everywhere. The Asian shopping mall owners always get cited, clean up for a day or two and then it's terrible again!