About 15 residents attended the Frankford Civic Association meeting on July 11th at Aria Hospital. Only one zoning issue was on the agenda but there was much discussion about other issues.
- Frank Bennett represented the owner of 5010 Cottage Street who was seeking a variance for a home office. The members voted to approve that application. The office does not generate foot traffic as the business operations take place elsewhere.
- The situation on 4835 Penn Street was discussed. It has been vacant since last summer when all the tenants were evicted pending conversion to a recovery house. Neighborhood opposition and zoning issues ended that proposed use and the owners have not come back to the Civic with another proposal.
- There will be a public meeting at Lincoln High School on July 16th at 6PM to oppose the establishment of a methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street in Holmesburg. Although the clinic is not in Frankford, it does have local implications since the zoning application was rejected by the zoning board. The applicant’s attorney then appealed the decision and it was reversed in Common Pleas Court. To read more from the Northeast Times, follow this link.
- The club on Oxford Avenue between Frankford Ave. and Griscom has been open on weekends for teens. Residents are concerned that it is not suitable for that location and the club has no permits.
The next meeting of the Frankford Civic Association will be held on August 1st at 7PM at Aria Hospital.