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Frankford Special Services District

A hearing has been scheduled for October 25th for the bill to re-establish the Frankford Special Services District. The entire text of the bill is available thanks to here.

The service area of the proposed district shall include the approximate 480 taxable (for real estate purposes) commercial and industrial properties on both sides of Frankford Avenue from Torresdale Avenue to Bridge Street and certain side streets including portions of Kensington Avenue, Foulkrod Street, Gillingham Street, Griscom Street, Margaret Street, Meadow Street, Orthodox Street, Paul Street, Pratt Street, Darrah Street, and Unity Street. This area is referred to as the "whole district." While the service area does contain residential properties, properties that are zoned residential will not be assessed. Tax exempt properties located within the District will be encouraged to contribute cash or in-kind services.

The city will be responsible for collecting the special tax assessment from commercial and industrial property owners which is an improvement over the former situation.

“Immediately following the public hearing, a meeting of the Committee on Rules,
open to the public, will be held to consider the action to be taken on the above
listed item.”

Thanks Hallwatch.