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Recipient:

City of Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment and Maria Quinones-Sanchez

Letter:

Greetings,
The area surrounding the property at 532 W Annsbury Street has been
transformed into a thriving hub of businesses, educational institutions, houses of
worship, healthcare providers, and social service agencies.
We do not want to live, work, study, pray, and play next to a junk yard.
We especially do not want the character of our community to be so painfully
impacted by a property with a long history of L & I violations and an
outstanding Philadelphia Real Estate Tax balance of $130,076.32.
We therefore petition the City of Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment to DENY
Permit Application #580863 and Appeal #24548 granting the occupants of 532 W
ANNSBURY ST permission to use that land as a junk or salvage yard.
Denying this application for special exception to the I-2 zoning of 532 W
ANNSBURY ST will greatly enhance our quality of life and allow Hunting Park to
continue its positive neighborhood transformation.
Stand with Hunting Park.
DENY Permit Application #580863 and help us Scrap The Yard.

Comments
Name

Location

Date

Comment

Tim Peterson

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-20

This scrap yard is illegal and detrimental to my community.

Ryan Kellermeyer

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-21

I'm signing because this junk yard is a prime example of opportunistic


exploitation of struggling neighborhoods for profit. Time to scrap this yard for
good!

Nes Espinosa

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-21

It effects my community where I live and I care about that.

Rev. Gabriel Wang-

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-21

I have seen how unsightly this junk yard is. Something needs to be done about

Herrera
Matthew Lin

this!
Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-21

Please sign this petition! Together we have a voice! Help our community - our
families and our kids - take a stand against an unwanted junkyard business
that has shown little regard for the welfare of its neighbors, being a community
partner, and for paying its taxes. Can you help us envision a better day for our
neighborhood?

jose Figueiredo

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-21

The presence and practices of this junk yard have shown a disregard for the
well being of the people in Hunting Park for years. Their removal has been
long overdue. It's time for them to go!

Chris Nielson

Milwaukee, WI

2015-02-21

I lived in Hunting Park for two years and saw the impact it had on the
community. Hunting Park will be stronger without it.

NA

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-21

This place has long been a disturbance to the neighborhood and the land
would be much better used for other purposes.

Peter Hileman

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-21

the junk yard owner Michael McAnally doesn't own the land on which he
operates the junk yard - it is an extinguished railroad right of way which reverts
to adjoining landowners. He has bullied his way around to use other people's
land. He's making money while ruining the neighborhood. He hides behind his
lawyers and fictitious names and other people. It's time we stood up to him and
revealed the truth about his operation.

Ken MacBain

Philadeiphia, PA

2015-02-21

The junkyard has not followed rules, storing junk beyond the land that they
own, not cleaning up. The community has developed with many busineases
that serve children and youth very nearby. The health center hosts gym classes
froaboundfcal schools, as well as youth groups and other fitness activities.
There are numerous churches and schools and a bicycle store in the near
neighborhood. Environmental and safety issues abounded due to the proximity
of the junk yard.

Felicia Cordova

Mendota, IL

2015-02-21

I'm signing because I care about my city

Kevin Deane

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-21

It's time to rid our community of this mess.

Dana Espinosa

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-21

i want my neighborhood to improve

Jeremy Chen

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-21

I live here, I care about the community, and I want to see the government doing
the right thing as public servants.

Debra Ortiz-Vasquez

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-22

This has been a long standing issue in the community. There have been fires
in the yard due to illegal handling of gas. It is a hazard and an eyesore in a
community that is making major strides in providing quality of life for its
residents. Ayuda Community Center, Board President and member of Spirit
and Truth Fellowship.

Name

Location

Date

Comment

Juliet Fajardo

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-22

The owner, Michael McAnally, actually does not own the land he operates his
junk yard on. He has mistreated the neighboring property owners and
businesses, and the neighborhood of Hunting Park has been trying to right the
many wrongs the junk yard has imposed upon its surroundings for years now.
Please do not let this continue, and remove the junk yard for good.

Sharon Newman Ehrlich

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-23

I care about Hunting Park!!

Art Sampson

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

2015-02-23

The community needs improvement to turn this junk yard upside down and
create a place where kids can play and hold church services to honor God.

Charlene Peralta

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-23

There are kids all around that area. It is neither safe or legal

Rick Lpez

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-23

This is an eyesore on a thriving community.

Allen Gail

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-23

I do not wish to see a junk yard first of all where people live and where people
attend Seminary and also there is a health care facility in this area as well, and
they are trying to make the area look better which will invite more business.

Linda Evans

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-23

Because I care about my community environment

Stephen Taylor

Elkins Park, PA

2015-02-23

I teach at a seminary class conducted right around the corner, we ( family and
I) use the services of Esperanza Health Services butting up on the junkyard,
and we have numerous friends who live in the community who are working to
make it flourish.

Carlos Worthy

Willingboro, NJ

2015-02-23

Transformation begins as an internal process and as it relates to this


community we have to remove signs or indicators that devalue and serve as
reminders of oppression. This junkyard, seems to be functioning as a cancer to
the surrounding community and removal of it would continue to enable the
community to experience healing and transformation.

Homonda Pearson

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-23

We need to keep the community clean and safe. This is not a location for such
activity.

Andres Fajardo

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-23

I have lived in and served in Christian ministry in Hunting Park for 16 years now
- this business represents symbolically and in unpleasant reality the forces
holding back community-driven development in low-income neighborhoods
such as ours. It has had multiple (I once saw a 3"-high paper stack of them at
a Zoning Board hearing) zoning, health, tax and other city regulation violations
over the years and yet has been allowed to continue operating due to City
regulatory ineffectiveness and inconsistency. This is a chance for the City
Zoning Board of Adjustment to join local residents in leading our city in
overcoming this unfortunate tradition and taking a concrete step towards
renewal. For the good of Philadelphia, this application must be denied.

Asteria Vives

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-23

DENY Permit Application #580863

tina jones

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-23

The junk yard is a big eye sore in our community. It is not benefiting the
community at all, instead it just makes our community look worse than it really
is. Years ago there were talk of that space becoming a community playground
for the children then the next time we looked up it had become a junk yard ,
bringing in terrible odor, mice and lingering mosquitos and other insects and
pests. The quicker the junk yard is gone the better our neighborhood would be
on so many levels.

Natalie Martinez

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

To improve the quality of life in Hunting Park.

sandra negron

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

I'm tired of seeing our part of our city as a dumping site.

wally banker

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

Its the right thing to do

ross watson

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

I work 2 job both within 2 blocks of scrap yard and have a lot of friends in the
area

Name

Location

Date

Comment

Tanya Figueiredo

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

Our neighborhood is a densely populated, residential community with over


3000 school aged children, There are four trash dumps within this community,
which I believe is appauling. This particular trash dump bought rights for the
land from the railroad, which should not be allowed as the land was taken not
bought. The junk yard boarders the back of a block of row homes, a health
center, and a day care center. Their practices have not been up to code. The
community has never supported its existence, and has had to suffer for the
lack of cleanliness, the increased presence of rats, and other health hazards.

Amy Perez

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

I attend church and serve on a non-profit board near this location. It is a blight
in a community that has been improving for years. Please get rid of it!

Glenna Deem

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

I work adjacent to the junk yard. There is no appropriate place for this type of
business in a thriving, growing urban neighborhood.

Stephanie Grier

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

I previously lived in the neighborhood and know the problems from the junkyard

Amy Whitfield

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

The junkyard needs to go. It has been an eye sore for many years. I was born
and raised in Hunting Park. There is a lot of improvement compared to when I
was growing up there but it will be even better if this is removed.

November Hernandez

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

There is place for everything. This is a wrong place to have junk.

Georganne Schleinkofer

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

I love the great things that are happening in this community and a business that
will not/does not contribute responsibly should not be permitted to contribute....

Juan Gonzalez

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

They are carless neighbors to the community. For example, I have to walk
through mud and dirt (or walk in the street) to pass by their property so that I
can get to and from work.

Selima lamb

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-24

I've lived on 600 block of Wingohocking for 20 years. The entire time this place
has been a drain on the community.

Michael Trout

Berwyn, PA

2015-02-24

i wouldn't want me kids going to school next to a dirty junk yard.

Jesse Bauer

CHICAGO, IL

2015-02-24

I lived around the corner on the 4700 block of north 9th street from 2007-2010.
This scraped never ceased to be a going concern of the good people in the
community and it astounds me that the City has continued to allow them to
operate to this day.

Violet Chen

Lancaster, PA

2015-02-25

We do not want to live, work, study, pray, and play next to a junk yard anymore.

Mr. Curtis Wright

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-25

This "business " is not only hurting the progress of our commercial business
corridor of Hunting Park, but in conjunction is a Grave Health threat for the
School Children blocks away and other vital members of our beloved
community!

Carol Williams

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-25

We are struggling enough to move away from our neighborhood being referred
to trashy. Please get the scrap yard out it is an eyesore

R. Todd Mangum

Oakland City, IN

2015-02-25

As the academic dean of Biblical Seminary, I want to support the community


and the business development of Hunting Park, where we have a fully
accredited extension site (at Joy in the City). We train missional leaders to
engage such issues of economic and social justice in practical ways -- as part
and parcel of what the gospel of the Kingdom is about. As a disciple of Jesus, I
am pleased to be able to stand with the community of Hunting Park for justice,
and just a better quality of life, in this way.

Frank James

Hatfield, PA

2015-02-25

As president of Biblical Seminary, I am signing this petition because our


seminary extension site is very near this junkyard. It is both an eyesore and a
potential hazard to the community.

Heather Drew

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-25

I know getting rid of this junk yard will truly benefit the holistic wellbeing of
those who live in Hunting Park...

Name

Location

Date

Comment

David Crosscombe

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-25

Representing my roles as follows:


President of the board of directors of Esperanza health center
President of board of directors of simple cycle inc.
Director of urban ministry FYP at Cairn university.

David Lamb

Souderton, PA

2015-02-25

I regularly teach in the neighborhood (4455 N 6TH ST, Philadelphia PA,


19140), and would like this junkyard to be removed.

Sara McDonel

Elliottsburg, PA

2015-02-25

I am a Cairn University student who used to have classes at Joy in the City for
the urban ministry program and attend church at Grace and Peace.

David Viehman

Blue Bell, PA

2015-02-25

I am signing because my organization has partnerships with other


organizations and facilities in the immediate area. This is a blight and a
nuisance.

Tianna Gower

Langhorne, PA

2015-02-25

I am a Cairn University student who had classes at Joy in the City for an Urban
Ministry program.

Daniel Lee

Riverton, NJ

2015-02-25

The residents of this neighborhood deserve a clean area free of garbage and
waste.

Phil Monroe

Hatfield, PA

2015-02-25

Let's make this neighborhood with health and education activities really shine!

Joyce Crosscombe

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-26

I support all that the petition says and are connected closely with the building
around the junkyard.

Scott Buchanan

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-26

If you can't pay your taxes, you don't deserve special treatment.

Kenny Daughtry

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-26

The junk yard should go

Kimberly Roth

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-26

this place hurts the neighborhood

Ivana Morris

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-26

I'm signing because I hate getting stuck in traffic at times when trucks are
blocking the entire street for this place. It's unsightly. I'm sick of seeing the
abandoned cars on the street as well. I believe it contributes to the theft in the
neighborhood. People have climbed over the wall into our parking lot and
broken into our cars.

Jorge Santana

Bethlehem, PA

2015-02-26

I love Hunting Park. The neighborhood deserves better.

Jim Riggio

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-26

The noise, pollution, air pollution, outside property never being maintained
(snow in the winter and weeds in the summer) unsafe entering and exiting of
vehicles from that site and the disregard and disrespect for the surrounding
neighbors and businesses.

Kristin Helms

Thorofare, NJ

2015-02-26

God loves the city.

Kimberly Ruby

Oakland City, IN

2015-02-26

I long to see city blight removed.

Eduardo Collazo

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-26

We need the City to support the revitalization efforts currently underway in the
Hunting Park community by removing blight and barriers to those efforts

Elizabeth Vargas

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-26

It's an eye sore in a thriving community.

Denise Williams

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-26

I live in the Hunting Park area and would like to live in a clean, unpolluted and
safe area. Thank you

Blanca N. Ortiz

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-26

I'm signning because I care about what goes on in our Hunting Park
neighborhood.

Tara Kinra

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-27

I'm signing because I live in the neighborhood and want it to be beautiful and
full of life for the community, not full of junk.

beth yoder

Indianapolis, IN

2015-02-27

I used to live down the street from that park. Any improvement to that area is
necessary. The neighborhood wants a better community and this act would
help.

Name

Location

Date

Comment

Ken Yoder

Indianapolis, IN

2015-02-27

Visited and served the residents of this community. I know the problems this
causes the local community. Please help this neighborhood!

Marisa Libier

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-27

It bring mice and roading and in the summer make the neighborhood smell bad
that not good for our health .

Wendy Hileman

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-27

I'm signing because I work and worship within a block of the srcap yard and it
gives the whole area a very drab, unpleasant tone. It would be in everyone'
best interest to remove this trash and replace it with beauty. There are other
less residential, less populated areas to put such unsightly things.

Lauren Vargas

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-27

I upset by the way this company treats its neighbors, especially other business
and community organizations.

Luciana Ramirez

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-27

I want a better looking and healthy community.

Linda Tejada

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-28

I agree there is enough trash in the streets as it is

Joe Garcia

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-28

I'm signing because I'm a resident of this great community and don't want
anything ELSE, such as a "junk yard", to adversely affect our progress.

Manuel Mendez

Philadelphia, PA

2015-02-28

They could use that lot to built store that could bring jobs to our community.

Anita MacBain

Philadelphia, PA

2015-03-01

I am a patient at Esperanza Health Center and I am concerned that the junk


yard is a health risk to the community.
I am also the principal at LOGAN Hope School and we send our students (85)
to use the gym at Esperanza -Monday thru Thursday. I believe the junk yard it
unsafe and produces toxic smells. Rain water pools in the vacant cars
increasing the number of mosquitoes in the neighborhood. A junk yard near a
school, health center, and residential area is a high risk to the community.

Julio Zayas

Philadelphia, PA

2015-03-03

The community deserve a better environment.

Steve Rios

Philadelphia, PA

2015-03-03

Its no good place at all and I don't see what they normally do.

Adam Bacher

Philadelphia, PA

2015-03-04

Do you want a junkyard in the middle of your neighborhood?

Zach Christensen

Lincoln, NE

2015-03-04

Because God cares about the environment and we gotta steward the earth
well!

Ellen Pavlacka

Liverpool, NY

2015-03-05

I live in a neighborhood that's been hugely incapacitated by having all sorts of


waste industries in it. The poor deserve a clean, healthy, and beautiful home
just as much as the rich. Why can't this go elsewhere? Can we pour money
into efforts to reduce junk rather than into building more places for it?

Rachel Sensenig

Philadelphia, PA

2015-03-17

I want Philadelphia to be safer, healthier, and more beautiful for our people.

Alexis Cruz

Philadelphia, PA

2015-04-06

I live in the community for over 25 years and I feel that this scrap yard does not
benefit the community in anyway

Alex Campos

Philadelphia, PA

2015-04-09

DENY Permit Application #580863

Jose Belpre

Philadelphia, PA

2015-04-10

I struggle financially but still pay my taxes and keep the area around my home
clean. I believe everyone should pay their share and do their part.

HECTOR MARTINEZ

Philadelphia, PA

2015-04-12

I use to live around there

william miller

Southampton, PA

2015-05-15

im sighning because i was ripped off by both parties if any addition info is
needed please call 215 262 6331

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