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    Avenue Area Aggressive Drivers

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    John Collins as Director of
    Operations & Public Safety

  • Best of MainLine winner!

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Next Events

  • August 18, 2014
    July & August Town Hall

  • August 20, 2014
    The Philadelphia
    Advertising/Business Show

  • May 29-Nov 6, 2014
    The Food Spot

  • November 6, 2014
    The Food Spot

  • October 9, 2014
    The Food Spot


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The CityAve District is located in Lower Merion and Philadelphia Pennsylvania along City Avenue, Route 1. The District is 2.8 miles long and includes a range of uses including office, commercial, retail, educational and cultural.

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City Ave District Maps

City Avenue District Map CASSD Regional Center Map

District Map

Regional Center


 Business Community Map

City Avenue District Community Map

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DOE Rulemaking Removes Most T12 Flourescent Lamps from the Market


Lamp Disposal Regulations Deserve Careful Consideration

CityAve in the News

Bala Cynwyd heralds summer with Food Spot event,  Metro News, May 29, 2014


The Food Spot, A Monthly Food Spot and Farmers' Market Event, Pops Up On City Avenue Beginning Today, May 29, www.uwishunu.com, May 29, 2014


Five things to do today – farmers market entertainment, www.philly.com, May 29, 2014


Food trucks and fun on City Avenue, www.philly.com, May 29, 2014


Study eyes transit options to redice traffic congestion on City Avenue, Main Line Times, Nov. 22, 2012


In Progress: the 63rd Street Streetscape Improvement Project, Overbrook Farms Newsletter, Nov/Dec (Front Page)


Police Committee mulls red-light cameras, Main Line Times, Oct. 11, 2012


President's Word, Merion Civic Association Fall 2012 Newsletter


Commissioner's Report, Merion Civic Association Fall 2012 Newsletter


Bala Avenue Streetscape Project Begins, Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch, Sep. 14, 2012


St. Joe's buys 8.9-acre estate, Main Line Times, Sep. 13, 2012


On Bala Cynwyd's giant Overcup Oak, Main Line Times - Editorial & Opinion, Sep. 13, 2012


President's Message, The Gateway - The Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd Newsletter, Summer 2012


LM votes to hire more police, Main Line Times, Aug. 2, 2012


Three Bala Plaza restriction to expire, Main Line Times, Jul. 26, 2012

City Ave. rezoning issue arises, Main Line Times, Jul. 19, 2012


LM board discusses CIP, Main Line Times, Jul. 5, 2012


New zoning spurs transformation on City Avenue, Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal - Mid Year Review, Jun. 22 - Jul. 12, 2012 


Fourth Annual City Avenue Spring Fling a real success, Main Line Times - Business, Jun. 14, 2012


A City Avenue Casino? Don't dismiss the possibility, Main Line Times, May 3, 2012


Restaurant/bar to open on St. Joe's campus, Main Line Times, May 3, 2012


LM rezones City Ave. for development, Main Line Times, May 3, 2012


On the Boards, Philadelphia Inquirer, Apr. 23, 2012


Rezoning to transform City Avenue corridor will take effect April 30, Main Line Media News, Apr. 26, 2012


City Avenue in for dramatic changes?, Philadelphia Business Journal, Apr. 27, 2012


Lower Merion considers trying for City Avenue grant money, Main Line Times, Apr. 19, 2012


LM planners move on O'Neil plan, City Ave., Main Line Times, Apr. 12, 2012


Top Workplaces in 2012, The Inquirer & Daily News, Mar. 18, 2012


Letters to the Editor: Don't give up fight against City Ave. casino, Main Line Times - Editorial & Opinion, Mar. 8, 2012


Workshop: No consensus so far on City Avenue corridor, Main Line Times, Mar. 1, 2012


Options grow for using LM's $6.9-million tax windfall, Main Line Times, Mar. 1, 2012 (Front Page)


City Avenue Re-zoning, GFV Transportation - One The Move, Issue 1, Vol 22


2012 Preservation WatchList: A careful balance, Main Line Times - Main Line History, Feb. 16, 2012


Lower Merion Conservnacy announces '12 WatchList, Main Lime Times, Feb. 16, 2012 (Front Page)


Binswanger Wins Assignment for Largest Building in Bala Cynwyd, PA, CityBiz Real Estate, Feb. 12, 2012


Seeing the big picture of City Avenue's future, Main Line Times, Feb. 2, 2012 (Front Page)


Workshop considers City Ave. amendments, Main Line Times, Feb. 2, 2012 (Page 6) more...


City Avenue Rezoning Workshop, Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch, Jan. 28, 2012 more...

Changing Skyline: Suburbia's outer ring losing shine, some economicts say, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 6, 2012


CityAve in the News Archives

CityAve News



Summer 2013 CityAve News

Winter/Spring 2013 CityAve News


Fall 2012 CityAve News

Summer 2012 CityAve News

Winter 2012 CityAve News



Fall 2011 CityAve News

Summer 2011 CityAve News

Spring 2011 CityAve News

Winter 2011 CityAve News

CityAve News Archives 

CityAve Press Releases

Press Release: Food Trucks and Live Entertaining Coming to the City Ave District from May through November with Addition of The Food Spot

Press Release:  The City Ave District Welcomes John Collins as Director of Operations & Public Safety

Press Release: City Avenue Business Alliance Brings Business Leaders in the City Avenue District Together for...A Night of Networking at Landmark Americana Tap & Grill 

Press Release: City Avenue Special Services District Announces Start of Bala Avenue Streetscape Project


Press Release: Fourth Annual CityAve Spring Fling Featuring Live Music, Great Prizes, Complimentary Samplings and More!


Press Release: City Avenue Special Services District CABA Networking Night Hosted by Citibank and Catered by Cosi Catering


Press Releases: City Avenue Special Services District CABA Networking Night Hosted by American Executive Centers


Press Release: City Avenue Special Services District Announces Board Changes


CiyAve Press Releases Archives

CityAve District Presentations


City Avenue Transportation Connectivity Plan


City Avenue District - A Transformation in Progress


City Avenue District Ordinance(s)

3961 - City Avenue District Ordinance Adopted


3962 - Change to Zoning Map 2: City Avenue District

           Adopted 12/14/2011

                 City Avenue District color map - 4/7/2011

3963 - Change to Zoning Map 2: R6A Residence District

           Adopted 12/14/2011

                 R6A Residence District color map - 4/7/2011

3971 - City Avenue District Ordinance - RCA and BCR

           Adopted 4/25/2012



Official Map

City Avenue Special Services District Map - 10/15/2012

Regional Center Map - 10/15/2012

Official Map Ordinance – 3972 - Chapter 107 - 4/25/12

City Avenue Official Map – 3/9/2012

Official Map – Municipalities Planning Code Excerpt

Official Map FAQ – College Township, PA Excerpt

Meeting Notes (revised) from 1/28/2012

Official Map Workshop Response - 2/23/2012



Public Workshops

1/4/20111/25/2011, 3/29/2011, 6/27/2011, 7/18/2011, 9/26/2011, 10/24/2011, 1/30/2012, 2/27/2012



Public Hearings and Committee Meetings

4/25/2012 - Public Hearing

3/14/2012 - Building & Planning Cmte Meeting

11/30/2010 - Public Hearing

3/1/2011 - Continued Public Hearing

4/13/2011 - Building & Planning Cmte Meeting

6/8/2011 - Building & Planning Cmte Meeting

6/23/2011 - Special Planning Commission Meeting

10/25/2011 - Special Planning Commission Meeting

11/10/2011 - Special Planning Commission Meeting

1/16/2011 - Building & Planning Cmte Meeting

12/14/2011 - Board of Commissioners Public Hearing



Background Information

Zoning Overlay District Prototypes (presentation to the Board of Commissioners, 6/23/2010)

City Avenue Corridor Zoning Recommendations (presentation to the Board of Commissioners on 5/26/2010) - revised 6/10/2010

Zoning Analysis (presentation to the Bala Neighborhood Club, 6/10/2008)



City Avenue Transportation Services Area

Transportation Connectivity Plan - Recommended Proposal - 6/14/2012



Traffic Impact Fee

Impact Fee Ordinance - 7/29/2011 DRAFT

SALDO Article XI - Impact Fees



City Avenue Transportation Services Area Studies

Land Use Assumptions Report - 7/22/2010

Roadway Sufficiency Analysis & Transportation Capital Improvements Plan - 8/2011
Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C, Appendix D, Appendices E & F, Appendices G & H, Appendix I, Appendix J, Appendices K & L



City Avenue Transportation Services Area Presentations

6/8/2011 - Building & Planning Cmte Meeting


5/11/2011 - Building & Planning Cmte Meeting

6/23/2011 - TSAAC Public Hearing



Transportation Services Area Advisory Committee Meeting Notes

7/13/2011, 6/23/2011, 6/8/2011, 5/25/2011, 5/11/2011, 4/13/2011, 3/9/2011, 2/28/2011, 2/9/2011, 12/8/2010


Prior meeting notes (found in the Meeting Minutes/City Ave TSAAC folder)



Ongoing and/or Recent Projects in the City Avenue Special Services District

Bala Ave Streetscape & Safety Capital Improvement Project, 10/13/2010

Lighting Plan (presentation to the Board of Commissioners), 11/5/2008



Background Reports

Potential Economic Impact of Redevelopment, 11/2007

Bala Cynwyd Retail Strategy, 9/29/2006

Part 1 - Introduction, Sections 1.0 to 3.1
Part 2 - Sections 3.2 to 3.4.2
Part 3 - Sections 3.4.3 to 5.0

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