Manayunk Neighborhood Council ZONING 147 Gay Street
In Feburuary of 2014, Councilman Jones introduced
to sell the city-owned parking lot for residential
development. We think this is a bad idea.
The lot was created, in 1976, when the Ebenzer
Methodist Church burned down. The remaining building
was demolished and in 1978 the lot was conveyed to
the city. The common understanding was that the lot
was given to the city under the condition that it be
used as a parking lot.
For the last 35 years the lot has been maintained
and used, by the neighbors, as a parking lot.
As of October 2014 Councilman Jones has agreed not to
sell the lot "at this time".