Bella Vista

Open Issues: 152 Closed Issues: 499 Acknowledged Issues: 54
Watching issues created after: 2011-03-21

The area stretching from Columbus Boulevard (eastern boundary) to Broad Street (west) and from Rodman Street (north) to Wharton Street (south).

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  • 700 Federal Street Philadelphia, PA - Passyunk Square
    Another mess...
  • 1039 S 6th Street Philadelphia, PA - Queen Village

    The owners of 1039 S 6th St have been placing "food stations" in the front of their house as well as on League St (500 block between 5th & 6th) for a number of months now, many of which had been constructed from cereal boxes which did not last through a rain storm. In an effort to continue feeding the neighborhood strays (and whatever else decides to wander in), they installed a makeshift shelter. This "shelter" is chained to the side of their house, but sits on League St. It seems that these people are making NO attempt at catching and spay/neutering these cats, rather just feeding them. To date, there are approximately 7-9 different cats (2 new kittens) that frequent this small street. I have walked out of my front door on many occasions and noticed that my sidewalk had been used as a litter box. The shelter that these people have installed has done nothing but fostered the stray cat problem in the neighborhood, not to mention the potential to attract other less desirable creatures (i.e. rats, possums - both of which have made visits to the street in the past). This neighbor is known to be aggressive and abrasive and has not responded well in the past to similar concessions.

    I will be taking and uploading pictures in the coming days.

  • 815 S Darien St Philadelphia, PA - Bella Vista
    This 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.
  • 539 Washington Avenue Philadelphia, PA - Queen Village
    The plans approved for this site by the ZBA require a north face of the main building to be even with the north face of the buildings on either side. This particular structural detail was asked for by QVNA and agreed to by the builder, who presented the plans at the final QVNA meeting. The second we saw that construction was not following the plan, we contacted the owner and notified the on-site construction manager. Nothing came of it.
  • 1240 Ellsworth St Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA - Passyunk Square
    Sidewalk is broken up and needs to be replaced at this vacant lot. This is on a heavily traveled subway connector street and has been a safety hazard for at least 5 years now.
  • 746 South 8th Street Philadelphia, PA - Bella Vista
    Mama Yolanda's has poles blocking their loading zone so only they can use it.
  • 1230 Ellsworth St Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA - Passyunk Square
    Abandoned house has been sitting empty for over a year. Trash collects from menus, flyers, political door hangers, South Philly gazette, etc. Backyard overgrown with weeds. House is a blight on the neighborhood.
  • 1155 S. 8th Street Philadelphia, PA - Passyunk Square
    This property is on the corner of 8th and Federal Streets. This property is very large with a garage and could be a wonderful addition to the neighborhood if it were not vacant. This house too is in violation of the doors and windows law. It is a frequent target of graffiti, loitering, and trash.
  • Dumping Archived
    1200 Ellsworth St Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA - Passyunk Square
    Repeated dumping by house on southwest corner of Ellsworth. Couch was taken but people keep emptying the contents of their house onto a community maintained trash can.
  • Abandoned House Acknowledged
    Apt Near 904 Ellsworth St Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA - Passyunk Square
    Between 906 Ellsworth St. and the garage closest to the corner there is an abandoned house. It shelter quite a few homeless people. This place has become a haven for drug use, prostitution, and violence. This place needs to be boarded up immediately! It is also smells terrible and the urination and defecation in the street needs to stop now! What a nice neighborhood it's a shame nothing has been done up to this point.
  • 1158 S. 8th Street Philadelphia, PA - Passyunk Square
    L&I was at the property yesterday, boarded up the dangerous entry points to the building and posted a No Trepassing sign. It's a start but more needs to be done.
  • 1100 Washington Avenue Philadelphia, PA - Passyunk Square
    The Red Lounge (2nd floor of mini-mall at 11th and Washington) opened last weekend Nov 25 and there has been excessive noise (loud music with heavy bass) until 2-3am in the morning on both Friday and Saturday nights. I live a block away and can hear the reverberating bass clearly as I try to get to sleep.Called the police but the noise has not abated. Need to lessen the bass.