Frankford Civic Association Meeting July 5th

This is a reminder that there will be a Frankford Civic Association meeting on Thursday, July 5th at 7 PM at Aria Health.

You may have heard that the property at 4834 Penn Street (Penn and Harrison) has been sold and is being converted to a drug rehab/treatment house for 36 male clients.

The buyer is Innovative Treatment Alternatives Inc. a non profit incorporated in Delaware and with a mailing address at 661 Shellbark Lane in Bryn Mawr, PA.  The president of the corporation if
Deacon Lamont E. Purnell.

I spoke to zoning myself and they say it is zoned so that they need no further approvals to do this.

I could go on to list the reasons why this is not a good idea but the only thing that matters is that we were not consulted.  If you oppose this use of the property, come to the Frankford Civic Association meeting on Thursday.  Come in the main entrance, tell the guard you are going to the civic meeting on the second floor.  The conference room is in front of you as you get off the elevator.

We need people to come out so that the Civic and your political leaders can see where the community stands.  If we stand together, this will not happen.
 

  • Joseph J. Menkevich

    Just remember – whenever there is a “problem,” there is always a reason.

    I love to listen to listen to Councilwoman Sanchez speak on these local issues.

    Will Councilwoman Sanchez be at the meeting tomorrow?

    The Frankford Story III: The New Flophouses
    April 9, 2010 7:54 AM | By Mike Newall

    “Councilwoman Sanchez, who represents Frankford and is also the chair of council’s Licenses and Inspections committee, provided L & I with the list of Frankford’s 100 recovery and boarding homes. So far, there are no reports of action by L&I. …”

    “Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez’s office conducted its own survey that puts the number of recovery houses at over 100, many of them bedding a dozen or so struggling addicts or recidivists. …”

    “The scam is easy. Buy an old Frankford row house or larger Victorian-style home at basement prices — or just rent it from an absentee landlord — throw in a half-dozen bunk beds and you’ve got yourself a recovery house. …”

    http://www.phlmetropolis.com/2010/04/the-frankford-story-iii-the-new-flophouses.php