No zoning cases were on the schedule for the Frankford Civic Association meeting on November 7th so the entire meeting was used in discussion of two proposed shopping centers in the area.
Mark Hankin, President of the Hankin Management Company made a presentation on their proposed Shopping Center at the Arsenal. The shopping center would total 500,000 square feet. Site preparations has been underway for some time with opening of the initial stage scheduled for late Summer of 2015. The entrance will be Tacony Street North of Bridge Street.
The last part of the meeting was used to discuss the Shoppes at Wissinoming, another proposed shopping center in the area to be located at Tulip St. and Aramingo Avenue. Allegations made are that the site is too small for the size of the development, it would create too much traffic for an already congested neighborhood and there are environmental issues.
The 30 residents at the meeting were very interested in the issues raised but noted that the Wissinoming developer was not present to respond to those issues.
Residents interested in hearing both sides of this issue are invited to attend the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee meeting on November 14th at 2nd Baptist Church at 1801 Meadow Street at 7PM. Both developers have been invited and say they will attend.
Also at the meeting:
- Police bike patrols are active on the streets close to Frankford Avenue.
- A license for a club at 4721 Oxford Avenue was denied by L&I. This location has been opening without a license off and on for several months.
The next Frankford Civic Association meeting will be held on Thursday, December 5th at 7PM at Aria Hospital.