I want to start a discussion of Frankford’s borders and geography, and also about Frankford’s place in Philadelphia. I think there are a lot of opportunities to discuss Frankford’s identity that way. There’s a lot of interesting questions floating out there. Is Frankford in the Northeast or North Philly? It’s probably got more in common with Kensington than it does with the rest of the Northeast. I don’t think most people would dispute that. And what are the implications of that?
There’s also history to consider. A look at Frankford’s borders are a look at it’s identity. Where did Frankford Valley come from? I think in the next few years there will be some interesting developments to the south, near where they built the Lowes and such. Will the developments on the fringes of Frankford be attributed to Frankford or will they be taken away by Port Richmond or Juniata or Bridesburg.