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Sedgwick Station Neighborhood Beautification We Need EMAN & Devon Village Help

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  1. Sedgwick Station Neighborhood BeautificationWe Need EMAN & Devon Village Help • Our Goal: Beautify Sedgwick Station Neighborhood • Add Trees to Sedgwick Station Grounds • Beautify E Mt Airy Ave Bridge • Improve Devon Village Front Wall  Two Views of E Mt Airy Ave Bridge Current E Mt Airy Ave Bridge view for Devon Village & 7100 block Side of Sprague St 7200 block Sprague St Side of Bridge. This is view we are working to get for Devon Village & 7100 block Side of Sprague St Our neighborhood beautification efforts will help Devon Village. Can EMAN, Devon Village help us? EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  2. Google Map: Sedgwick Station Neighborhood EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  3. Neighborhood Pride Why Can’t We Make View of Devon Village Front Wall That All Neighbors Can Be Proud Of? Devon Village Side Wall View from Sedgwick Station. This Wall Built by Original Developer. Devon Village Front Wall View from 7100 Block Sprague Street • Same Development – 2 Wall Treatments • We are simply asking for fair - equal treatment • Views affect quality of life EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  4. Welcome To Devon Village 100’s of People See Front Wall Every Day • Devon Village Front Wall Viewers • E Durham St, Sprague St, E Allens Lane Neighbors • R7 Commuters from Chestnut Hill to Mt Airy Stations • R7 Commuters who park on Sprague, Durham Sts • Blue Banyon Yoga Visitors • Phila School Children on Trip to Hank Productions • Walkers (Baby strollers, dogs), Joggers, Bicyclists What Message Are We Sending Them? EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  5. Devon Village Front Wall Key Sedgwick Station Neighborhood Beautification Challenge Devon Village’s Front Wall is actually composed of 6 sections, with different materials and built at different times. To understand the problems, we need to understand wall components. EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  6. Understanding Devon Village Front Wall Inside View This inside view of the wall provides important information on the 6 wall sections. Notice Red numbers, we will use these to reference wall sections. Notice changing wall thicknesses: 3 thinner sections, 2 bump outs, chain link fence which was recently replaced with nice, new block wall in early June, 2011. Sec A: 10’ Brick Wall Sec B1: 1st Bump out Sec B2: 1st Block Wall Sec B3: 2nd Bump out Sec B4: 2nd Block Wall Sec B5: Chain Link Fence Replaced with Nice New Block Wall - Early June EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  7. A 10’ Brick Wall B1 1st Bump Out Rubble wall with block above B2 1st Block Wall Devon Village Front Wall – Sprague Street View Devon Village installed white Cap Along Top of Wall in Spring, 2010 EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  8. Devon Village Front Wall – Sprague Street View B3 2nd Bump Out It is rubble wall with block above B4 2nd Block Wall EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  9. View of B3 from Sprague St Looks awful from Sprague St side Two Views of Devon Village Front Wall View of B1 from Sprague St Looks awful from Sprague St side A B1 B2 B3 View from Inside Looks OK on Inside. Section B3 is actually Devon Enclave’s wall inside wall that Devon Village then filled and capped. B4 B5 EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  10. Devon Village Front Wall It’s A Beautification & Neighborhood Respect Issue • Devon Village Front Wall Appearance: • Detracts from Neighborhood Quality of Life • Sends Negative Message to Neighbors, Neighborhood Visitors, R7 Commuters • Reduces Devon Village Home Salability • Critical To Neighborhood Beautification Efforts • Impacts Potential Future use of Sprague Field Devon Village Front Wall Fixable Let’s Look at Devon Village’s Other Repair Work to Get Sense for Magnitude of Fixing Front Wall EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  11. Devon Village Front Wall Fixable: Example 1 3+ Story Stucco Wall Replacement by Devon Village Crew in a Few Days This is what the 3+ story wall looked like on April 12, 2010, before removal and replacement This is Devon Village Crew restuccoing the same 3+ story wall in May, 2011 Devon Village Crew Removed This Good 3+ Story Existing Stucco Wall and Installed a New Stucco Wall in a Few Days. View from E Durham & Sprague Sts Similar work could make Devon Village Front Wall More Attractive EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  12. Devon Village Front Wall Fixable: Example 2 Nice New 138 foot Long Block Wall Installed by Devon Village Crew in a Few Days Devon Village Crew Replaced this Chain Link Fence Section of Devon Village Front Wall With New 138 foot block wall. Crew doing work shown in right photo. Devon Village Crew working on 138 feet of Nice New Block Wall to replace old chain link fence Similar work could make Devon Village Front Wall More Attractive EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  13. Devon Village Crew Repair of Front Wall Devon Village Crew Repaired Wall with New Block. Notice debris at bottom of photo. Original Brick Wall Needed Repair Blow up of debris in above - right photo. Shows green colored bricks from repair work.. Further blow up shows debris is green colored bricks from Devon Village Crew repair work. Repair debris has been left there for over 1 year. EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  14. Neighbors Asking EMAN & Devon Village to Help Beautify Our Neighborhood, Which Includes Devon Village Restuccoed wall • Will there be a Devon Village Homeowners Association? Will they will be responsible for future wall maintenance? Will they have adequate funding to repair/maintain the Wall? • Devon Village recently installed 138 feet of nice block wall in a few days for part of Front Wall • Why not Repair the rest of the Front Wall? • Many Beautification / Repair Options • Extend Nice New Sec B5 Block Wall 290 feet to get Uniform Wall for full length • Stucco Entire 490 foot Wall for Uniform Finish • Replace 130 ft of Rubble & Block Wall • Remove Bump Outs, Install New Block Wall • Repair Bump Out Areas, Gaps in Brick, Block • Other EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11

  15. Neighborhood Pride Why Can’t We Make View of Devon Village Front Wall That All Neighbors Can Be Proud Of? 7100 block Devon Street View of Devon Village Side Wall. This Wall Built by Original Developer. Devon Village Front Wall View from 7100 Block Sprague Street Will EMAN, Devon Village, SEPTA work with Neighbors to Beautify Devon Village Front Wall? EMAN Land Use & Zoning Meeting: 6/13/11