Protestant Home’s bid for three-story addition is approved

The Lawncrest Community Association last week unanimously approved a bid by the Philadelphia Protestant Home for a three-story addition to its courtyard.

The additional space will accommodate various activities and needs.

Meanwhile, the LCA is asking for a continuance of a May 4 Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing on a property at 623–37 Unruh Ave.

The site is the former Oxford Hospital. In 2012, the owner was approved for 20 apartment units.

However, the owner died.

A new prospective owner, awaiting a May 15 settlement, wants to offer 30 apartment units. He promises no Section 8 rentals.

Neighbors, though, worry about a lack of parking, since there are only 21 off-street spots.

In other news from the April 19 meeting:

ull; A community meeting on stormwater improvements will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Protestant Home social hall, 6401 Martins Mill Road.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 267–625–0280.

• The Philadelphia Protestant Home will host two events on Saturday, April 30, from 8 to 11 a.m.

The Phil-Mont Kiwanis Club will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser. The cost is $7 for adults, $6 for PPH residents and $5 for children.

PPH will also hold a shredding event in its main parking lot. The service is for personal and confidential documents only. Call Bill Conaway at 215–697–8000.

• Democrat Isabella Fitzgerald was among the candidates who addressed the crowd. Fitzgerald is the only candidate in the 203rd Legislative District race, guaranteeing her the election. She is Democratic leader of the 10th Ward and an aide to state Rep. Dwight Evans, who is running for Congress after 36 years in the legislature.

• Lawncrest Community Association will meet again on Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at St. William parish hall, at Argyle and Robbins streets. ••