At the Frankford Civic meeting on February 6th there were no zoning cases presented. There are two pending issues that required a continuance and the owners will be requested to visit the next meeting.
Residents heard some positive news from Griscom Street. After years of decay, 4728 Griscom has been sold to a Griscom Apartments LP with the intention of use for senior citizen housing. It is also contemplated that 4732-34 Griscom (4 story historic building) will become part of that deal once some title problems are cleared up.
On the opposite corner, Pete Specos, president of the Civic Association, noted that a permit for a sit down restaurant has been granted to 4731 Griscom St. The property owner had applied for a variance for a take out chicken store at that location last year. Residents vocally protested and the application was withdrawn. Construction is now going forward with the incarnation of the business. Residents are very concerned about any business moving into that property that will attract drug users and dealers at all hours of the day and night. They resolved that if this looks like the direction the business will take, protest will be carried on until the situation is corrected. If necessary, they will take the pickets to the owner’s home.
The club at 4721 Oxford (formerly the State Store) was open for a private party the weekend of February 1st. Since it has no license and numerous L&I violations, the police were notified and came to shut it down.
The next meeting of the Frankford Civic Association will be held on March 6th at Aria Hospital at 7PM.