Thurs, Sept 15th Community Meeting

Dear Neighbors,

I want to thank all who reached out to ask good questions about the vague door hangers that many of you received concerning the Statue of Peace project, proposed for 805 S. Front Street in Queen Village. That’s why we are holding a community meeting dedicated to this topic on Thursday, September 15th at 6:30pm.

To review, the Philadelphia Peace Plaza Committee began a dialogue with neighbors of Queen Village in 2017. Per the City’s engagement process, and as a result of QVNA’s community meetings and online feedback we received about the Statue, QVNA’s Board submitted a letter of non-opposition to the City,  Since that time, PPPC has remained in contact with QVNA; in Board meetings and Community Meetings.

Now, I invite you all to attend a community meeting to hear from Shinjoo Cho, Chair of the Philadelphia Peace Project Committee. There, you will be able to see, firsthand, the plans for proposed amenities and have your questions answered.

On Monday, September 19th at 9:30am, the Art Commission is hosting another Zoom meeting to continue its public engagement process. You are all invited to attend.

But before that, please come have your questions answered and concerns addressed tomorrow night. We will meet in the community room at St. Philip Neri Church – 218 Queen Street at 6:30.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Eleanor Ingersoll, QVNA President

Apply for a Community Grant

Grant Applications Accepted Thru October 12th

QVNA is accepting applications for our Community Grant Program until noon on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.   Are you planning a community project or program?  Do you need funding to help make it happen?  Please review this program.

QVNA Community Grants provide funding to help improve the quality of life of Queen Village residents.  We accept grant requests for a wide range of projects and programs, such as enhancing parks, gardens, playgrounds, clean & green projects, block beautification, and historic preservation. We also accept grant applications for in-school, after-school, and summer academic and/or learning enrichment programs.

Click here to find more information about grant program eligibility, application review criteria,  and a listing of projects and programs that have been funded in past years.

QVNA’s On-Street Parking Alternative

QVNA’s parking lot is an alternative to on-street parking.  It provides monthly rentals in a controlled-access, unsupervised, covered lot with room for 180 cars. Its entrance is located under I-95 near the corner of Christian and Front streets.  Spaces are rented when they become available, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Although the parking lot is lighted, it does not have cameras or provide security. Renting a space in the lot is a convenient alternative to on-street parking. It provides no greater or lesser risk to a vehicle.

Priced at $150/month, QVNA has intentionally set the rate below-market.  QVNA’s rate is $100-200+ per month lower than others available in Queen Village or Society Hill.

ALCOHOL-LICENSED Business Complaint Form

When neighbors hear, see or experience nuisance behavior inside or immediately outside an alcohol-licensed business, please report it here. The link is always available from QVNA’s homepage: QVNA.org. It is NOT a substitute for calling 911. Each submitted report notifies law enforcement and government officials immediately and simultaneously.

What is reportable NUISANCE behavior by an alcohol-licensed business?
  • Alcohol from the business being brought outside
  • Minors consuming alcohol
  • Drug use
  • Crowd control issues
  • Loud noise or music
  • Loud and boisterous crowds
  • Fights
  • Trash & debris

Anonymous complaints are NOT accepted on this website. They are accepted by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement at 1-800-932-0602 or here.

Love to Garden or Want to Learn?

On Saturdays between 10am-noon, the Front Street Rose Garden needs volunteers to help tend it.  Gardening tasks vary throughout the summer and fall, but will always include some weeding and de-budding of flowers.

This is a great way to have fun and meet neighbors — and no gardening experience is necessary.  Just show up and introduce yourself. The garden is located at the corner of Front and Christian streets.  See you there!

Wed, June 9: Urgent Town Hall Meeting

As promised, we are holding our City Leaders accountable.  Per our Multi-Community Emergency Town Hall on May 5th (watch it here), elected and appointed City Leaders ​agreed to address the escalating safety issue of ATVs, motorcycles, slingshots, dirtbike​s and modified cars ​running rampant on commercial corridors, boulevards​ and residential streets. ​Once again, we are asking for a fully funded City Action Plan to address this systemic safety issue.

Join with QVNA and our fellow Civics in this Call for Action on Wednesday, June 9th at 6pmRegister for this Zoom meeting HERE

Confirmed City Leaders include: 

  • Tumar Alexander, City Managing Director
  • Rich Montanez, Streets Deputy Commissioner
  • Ralph DiPietro, Licenses & Inspection Acting Commissioner
  • Robert Listenbee, Office of the District Attorney of Philadelphia
  • Councilman Mark Squilla, 1st District
  • Councilman Allan Domb, At-Large
  • Councilman Derek Green, At-Large

We need to know how and when City Leaders will collaborate and prioritize a fully funded action plan to address ​this ​urgent safety issue.  The action plan needs to:

  • Tighten up laws (written by Council Members who represent you)
  • Enforce laws (provide Philadelphia Police with the necessary resources)
  • Fund initiatives (allocated by the Managing Director’s office)
  • Prosecute violators (action plan from the District Attorney’s office to support the work of Council and Police)

Civics need City accountability. These are the organizations led by volunteer residents whose hours and efforts on the ground support their neighborhoods.

This meeting will also be live-streamed at Facebook.com/queenvillage.

ALCOHOL-LICENSED Business Complaint Form

When neighbors hear, see or experience nuisance behavior inside or immediately outside an alcohol-licensed business, please report it here. The link is always available from QVNA’s homepage: QVNA.org. It is NOT a substitute for calling 911. Each submitted report notifies law enforcement and government officials immediately and simultaneously.

What is reportable NUISANCE behavior by an alcohol-licensed business?
  • Alcohol from the business being brought outside
  • Minors consuming alcohol
  • Drug use
  • Crowd control issues
  • Loud noise or music
  • Loud and boisterous crowds
  • Fights
  • Trash & debris

Anonymous complaints are NOT accepted on this website. They are accepted by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement at 1-800-932-0602 or here.

Wed, May 5: Urgent Town Hall Meeting

An Multi-Community Town Hall is scheduled for 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 5th.  This urgent meeting with City Leaders is focused on the escalating safety issues around ATVs, dirt bikes, slingshots and modified motorcycles of all sizes.  They speed down residential and commercial streets, pedestrian sidewalks, ride against traffic, disregard stop signs and lights, and hold up traffic to congregate or perform stunts. What once was a summer occurrence has now developed into year-round behavior.

The goal is a funded and sustainable plan of action from City Leaders.  City leaders have the power to change how the police and other city agencies manage this issue.  Residents need a combined platform to demonstrate the regular experience of this aggressive and dangerous safety issue.  This Multi-Community Town Hall, sponsored by Queen Village Neighbors Association, will be live streamed on its Facebook page.

Confirmed City Leaders include:

  • Tumar Alexander, City Managing Director
  • Joel Dales, Police Deputy Commissioner
  • Rich Montanez, Streets Deputy Commissioner
  • Chance Lee, Assistant District Attorney
  • Mike Lee, Assistant District Attorney
  • Councilman Mark Squilla, 1st District
  • Councilman Allan Domb, At-Large
  • Councilman Derek Green, At-Large

Saturday, April 17th: Recycle Electronics & Shred Documents

In honor of Earth Day, QVNA is hosting an electronic recycling and document shredding event on Saturday, April 17th from 10am to 1pm at Weccacoe Playground, 400 Catharine Street.

Residents and businesses are urged to bring old or obsolete electronics, peripherals, cords, small appliances, audio equipment, cameras, phones, scanners, printers, CDs, VCR tapes, microwaves, window air conditioners and TVs for free eco-friendly recycling.

In addition, in an effort to help everyone protect their identities printed on old documents, on-site paper shredding will be available.

This event has been made possible through the generosity of State Rep. Mary Isaacson.  To discover why it is vital to e-Cycle and shred documents, read the article appearing in the Spring issue of the Queen Village Quarterly Crier here.

ALCOHOL-LICENSED Business Complaint Form

When neighbors hear, see or experience nuisance behavior inside or immediately outside an alcohol-licensed business, please report it here. The link is always available from QVNA’s homepage: QVNA.org. It is NOT a substitute for calling 911. Each submitted report notifies law enforcement and government officials immediately and simultaneously. Read the background of this initiative here.

What is reportable NUISANCE behavior by an alcohol-licensed business?
  • Alcohol from the business being brought outside
  • Minors consuming alcohol
  • Drug use
  • Crowd control issues
  • Loud noise or music
  • Loud and boisterous crowds
  • Fights
  • Trash & debris

Anonymous complaints are NOT accepted on this website. They are accepted by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement at 1-800-932-0602 or here.