The Lawncrest Community Association last week approved a bid by a woman to open a daycare at 6520 Rising Sun Ave.
A Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing is set for Sept. 8.
The daycare will accommodate up to 24 children.
Some people in the crowd expressed concern about double parking during pickup and dropoff, trash in the rear of the property and a loud pit bull that lives in an apartment above the property.
In other zoning news, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a duplex at 5966 Elsinore St. (at Comly Street). The owner had appeared in front of the LCA seeking to legalize a triplex. Members unanimously opposed that proposal, not happy that the owner performed work without permits. Zoning allowed only a single-family home before the ZBA ruling.
A potential buyer of an open piece of ground at 6324 Newtown Ave. plans to meet with the LCA again. At an earlier meeting, members were skeptical of a proposed 8-unit apartment complex.
At next month’s meeting, the LCA will consider proposals for a special assembly party space at 6330 Rising Sun Ave. and a grocery store at 600 Brill St. (at Bingham Street).
At November’s meeting, the civic will hear plans for a body shop at 6610 Habrook Ave.
In other news from the Aug. 19 meeting:
• Mark Mroz, community relations officer in the 2nd Police District, provided a crime update. Mroz spoke of an overnight break-in of the Acme at 6640 Oxford Ave. that resulted in the theft of $1,100 in tobacco products. The officer also pointed to the theft of a car owned by a person who had entered the PennDOT driver’s license center, 919 Levick St. Anonymous crime tips can be made at 215-686-8477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The public is invited to clean up the 5600 block of Newtown Ave. (Snake Road) on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Godfrey and Newtown avenues, outside the former American Legion Post 832. Masks, gloves and water will be provided. Bring brooms and/or shovels. Email email@example.com.
• State Sen. Tina Tartaglione will hold a shredding event on Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Wissinoming Park, 5801 Frankford Ave. Tartaglione’s office, 1061 Bridge St., is open only by appointment, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 215-533-0440.
• The Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Road, is hiring part-time security officers for weekend shifts. To schedule an interview, call Ted at 215-697-8045.
• Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 E. Sentner St., will host an outdoor flea market on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the goods for sale will be house and personal items, jewelry and antiques. Lunch will be available. No vendor tables. Call Sue at 215-885-7069.
• Lawncrest Community Association will meet on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Monsignor James E. Mortimer Memorial Hall, Argyle and Robbins streets. ••