There were no zoning issues to discuss at the Frankford Civic Association meeting on March 7th, but there was a host of old business to update:
- 4834 Penn Street which was proposed by the new owners to be a recovery house, has been boarded up and is vacant. The new owners have had some conversation with neighbors about their plans but have not contacted the Civic to make a presentation at a meeting.
- Police have been active on the 4700 block of Griscom Street making good arrests which has helped calm that area down. Related arrests in the area are making a difference in the area of Foulkrod and Frankford as well.
- The 15th police district has received 20 new officers. There are now 3 teams of 2 man beat patrols in Frankford walking the Avenue and side streets. When the weather improves we will be seeing the return of officers on bikes.
- Notice of the proposal for a 24 hour Subway Sandwich store at Margaret and Frankford is not being taken lightly. Neighbors welcome the new business but not on a 24 hour basis. The Civic will move to limit the hours to the same as other take out food stores.
- The police will be enforcing closing hours for all take out food stores to enure that they comply with zoning regulations. Neighbors have seen that these after hours business attract crime.
- At Bridge Street and Torresdale, the site of the Rita’s Water Ice will become a seafood restaurant with take out service.
- The Quickie Mart Express is slowly working on the remodeling to accommodate eat in food service with beer sales. It was the issue of a zoning hearing last year.
- A new Super Wawa is coming to Aramingo Avenue next to the I95 ramps just south of Church Street. Everybody likes a Wawa.
- The application for a day care on Fillmore Street which was opposed by the Civic, was approved at the zoning hearing. The decision is under review but will likely be finalized.
The next meeting of the Frankford Civic Association will be on Thursday, April 4th at 7 PM at Aria Hospital.