At the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders meeting this month, Kim Washington announced that 12 new houses will be built on the lot at Gillingham and Tackawanna Streets. The city has issued and RFP for the construction. These will be affordable houses that will fit into the neighborhood. This is only two blocks for the Globe Dye Works.
In related news, Geoffrey Long, Director of Development for Ingerman, made a presentation about the proposal to convert the former faculty house of Northeast Catholic High School (2501 Kensington Avenue) into affordable senior citizen apartments. The owner of the property, Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School, has no need for that building. Ingerman is seeking community support for the proposal. This deal is only a proposal at this point but most people at the EPIC meeting that there is certainly a need for affordable senior housing in Frankford.