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Frankford NAC Zoning Group Approves Duffield Street Development

At the Frankford NAC zoning meeting on March 8th, the group discussed a revised proposal by representatives for 5127 Duffield Street.  Developer met with planning commission prior to the zoning meeting and had agreed to some recommendations going forward, which are as follows:

  • Only 10% of the dwellings are studio apartment and the developer has agreed to make those bigger. This would reduce the number of dwellings.
  • The developer will put in the maximum number of parking spaces allowable.
  • Extra lighting and greenery will be added.
  • Although it was indicated as Veterans housing, it is really Veterans preference.

New plans were reviewed at the zoning meeting and were approved with the changes. (Plans were stamped)

2224 Orthodox Street– Building is zoned as CMX-2 but is being used as a single family dwelling. Applicant was seeking a variance to tear down front wall and install a storefront gate and use it to park her car. After further review of this case, it is opposed. Zoning codes do not allow covered parking space unless it can be accessed by a shared driveway, or alley.

2224 Orthodox Street from Google Street View

4943 Penn Street– continued (seeking a variance to legalize 4 units.

1540 Womrath Street– continued (seeking a variance to have three units).

The next Frankford NAC zoning meeting will be held on April 12th at 7 PM at Second Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street, Philadelphia PA 19124.