UC Review: L&I Sweep of Baltimore Ave announced

UC Review: L&I Sweep of Baltimore Ave announced

Last Thursday, the UC Review launched its radio show on WPEB, 88.1 last Thursday, May 6th at 8:00 a.m. Featuring Editor Robert Christian and Staff Reporter Nicole Contosta, the weekly program aims to keep West Philadelphia residents in touch with pertinent issues and events.

Joe McNulty, the Commercial Corridors Manager for the University City District joined them to announce an L&I sweep of Baltimore Ave from 40th through 52nd Street starting the week of June 14th. An inspector will visit every business to make sure that it has the proper licenses and zoning, said McNulty. As the conversation unfolded, McNulty explained that some of the most pressing concerns facing those businesses along Baltimore Ave include making sure owners have an up to date privilege license and other applicable licenses such as for liquor. Also, is not currently legal for a business to provide outdoor seating unless it is in the bounds of that property, added McNulty. 

In an effort to help business owners along Baltimore Ave prepare for the upcoming inspection, McNulty has asked an inspector to come to the next Baltimore Ave Business Association Meeting on June 1st.

Note: The UCD is in no way involved with the L&I Sweep, it would simply like to help businesses prepare for it so the Avenue can maintain its vitality.

As of press time, a specific time and location has not been determined for the June 1st meeting…but stay tuned to the UC Review for further details.

The University City Review’s weekly program airs every Thursday morning between 8:00-9:00 a.m. on WPEB, 88.1. To call the us while we are on the air: 215-472-0882.

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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