Frankford Civic Association Meeting

A good crowd once again attend the Frankford Civic Association tonight.  The meeting ran a bit over an hour and fifteen minutes.

  • In addition to the concerned residents of Frankford, some representatives of Frankford drug services were present.  A good deal of discussion was spent on the issue of the perception of the Frankford Civic as unfriendly to these types of businesses.  It seems fair to say that the folks who attended the meeting from the drug services arena are likely to be the best of the lot and expressed a desire to see the undesirable elements weeded out.  That position seems to line up nicely with the goals of the Frankford Civic and most other folks.
  • Zoning issues were updated and the Civic is dealing with them promptly as they come up for approval.
  • Officer katz of the 15th District was at the meeting to listen to citizen complaints and dealt with several with advice on how they should be handled.
  • Complaints from several residents of Salem Street about the clients at the Wedge building on Frankford Avenue centered on loitering by clients waiting for a van to pick them up for the return trip to wherever they live.  They clearly do not live in Frankford.  This is what residents were afraid would happen and now it has happened.  What will our representatives do to straighten this out.  They gave them the green light to move in here and set up shop.  No opposition.  When the same thing was about to happen in Bustleton, red light.  What a surprise.
  • 1522 and 24 Church Street have been purchased and the new owner plans to open a recovery house 120 feet from the door to St. Joachim church and 250 feet from the Northwood Academy Charter school.  Why does that sound like such a bad idea.  Because drug dealers like to go where the business is so they will also be on the church and school doorsteps.  Call your councilperson.  Express your restrained but vehement opposition.  See if we can make this go away permanently.  215-686-3448, 3449.

  • marjrivera

    Not only are they 120 feet from the door to St. Joachim church and 250 feet from the Northwood Academy Charter school, the one house shares the front steps with a family. A family who works hard to keep what they have. A family with 2 older girls and this is a place for men. So now does this mean I can’t put my pool in my back yard, I can’t sit on my front steps, my girls and their friends can’t be out there and I have little family members that come spend weekends with us. How dare these people come in, not even come in, they snuck in. This block definitly has no room for this “facility” made out of 2 residential single family dwellings.

  • ob

    As I left the meeting early I did not hear discussion about 1524 Church. Is the owner seeking a zoning variance or is this a permitted use under the current zoning?

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  • Gil

    The owner had work permits but no zoning that we heard of at the meeting. Dan Savage said that L&I would be going out to inspect. Both properties are single family dwellings. We will try to stay on top of the story. Maybe it will take a march on city hall. This crap has got to stop.

  • Mary Jane Milich Pagan

    Hello? Do you still live in the area?

  • Mary Jane Milich Pagan

    Hello? Do you still live in this area?