Item number 17 for this Tuesday’s meeting of the City Planning Commission is a “preliminary plat” for a gateway townhouse development at Aramingo Ave and Church Street. Although the writeup on philly.com is reporting this location as Port Richmond, it’s north of the Frankford Creek and so is safely within Frankford’s borders.
But aside from the nitpicking, it’s interesting the news that’s been coming out of east Frankford these days. That someone would even consider building townhouses down, there I find impressive, but as we’ve been covering the buildup that’s happened south of the Frankford Creek has been going on for a few years, and the new Aramingo Crossings shopping center is about as close to Frankford as you can get. So it was probably only a matter of time before the semi vacant industrial sites down there would be reclaimed.