The meeting of the Frankford Civic Association covered quite a few issues, so I haven’t had the time to report on an important piece of news that did come out. When the Frankford Special Services District (FSSD) came into being several years ago it included a zoning overlay. That was to take some control over what types of businesses would open up in the district. When the FSSD legislation expired in December of 2005 the zoning overlay also expired.
The city law department has determined that since the FSSD has now been resurrected, the zoning overlay is also now in effect. The result is that the community once again has some influence over the opening of certain types of businesses. This places a greater burden on the board of the Frankford Civic as our representatives in these zoning issues. There will be more cases that they will have to review.