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Frankford CDC Zoning Meeting

4714 Griscom Street: Applicant is seeking a variance for a five-family dwelling in an existing structure. Property is currently vacant.

We will meet via zoom. Zoom details are below:
Frankford CDC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Monthly Zoning Meeting
Time: May 9, 2024 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 810 2892 3756
Passcode: 266525

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Community RCO (Zoom Zoning) Meeting Thursday March 14th 2024

Upcoming Community Zoning Meeting

Our zoning meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at 5pm.

These are the cases that will be heard.
1357 Dyre Street- Zoned as RSA-5. Applicant is seeking a variance for a three unit dwelling within an existing structure.

5033 Duffield Street- Zoned as RSA-3. Applicant is seeing a variance for a for family dwelling within an existing structure.

4346-48 Griscom Street- Zoned as RSA-5. Applicant is seeking a variance for the erection of an detached structure with roof deck on the 5th floor, multi-family dwelling with forty-six units and fifteen parking spaces.

5245 Oxford Avenue- (Oxford Avenue Apartments) Zoned as CMX-2. Applicant is seeking a variance for thirty-six units with existing parking spaces.

Here is the ZOOM meeting details below:
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Meeting ID: 815 3933 9760
Passcode: 414817

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Development at the Frankford Transportation Center

There has been talk about development in the area of the Frankford Transportation Center for years.  You can see all the projects that follow the El from center city up to Tioga and then it slows down.  This project is long overdue and with luck it will get done.

There is a meeting on July 13th at Second Baptist where you can hear the details of the plan.  Some information that I have gleaned from the internet follows.

This project is strategically located across Frankford Avenue from SEPTA’s Frankford Transportation Center (FTC) and is a transit oriented development (TOD) project which will consist of a mixed-use development, anchored by a supermarket, City of Philadelphia health center, additional retail, as well as both affordable and market rate rental housing. This project will have a significantly positive impact on the surrounding area and will also catalyze further development along Frankford Avenue.

The site includes the following parcels:

• 5129-35 Frankford Ave – 73,090 sq ft

• 5119 Frankford Ave – 13,724 sq ft

• 5113-17 Frankford Ave & 5102 Darrah Street- 19,202 sq ft

• 5127 Griscom Street – approx. 20,000

• 1522 Pratt Street – 65,808 sq ft

A. Site Description and Location

One of Frankford’s greatest assets is the combination of its proximity to Center City and its high level of transit connectivity, allowing it to serve as the gateway from Northeast Philadelphia to Center City. Frankford sits between I-95 and Roosevelt Boulevard and is served by several SEPTA bus and trackless trolley routes, the Market-Frankford Line, and Regional Rail.

SEPTA’s Frankford Station is the second busiest transit center in Philadelphia, serving an average of 41,000 customers daily. Combined with Frankford’s inexpensive real estate and vacant land, transit nodes such as FTC present an excellent opportunity to develop a new retail anchor that will attract foot traffic to the corridor and create quality, affordable, transit-oriented housing for the city’s workforce.

This project is consistent with the goals and recommendations in the City’s Philadelphia 2035 Comprehensive Plan and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission that both call for high impact transit-oriented development that would increase housing and commercial development around the transit stations and the specific recommendation to develop a health and wellness center adjacent to the Frankford Transportation Center.

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The Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center is excited to announce its return to full time hours beginning Monday, May 23rd.  The Center will be open weekdays from 8:30am-3:00pm.  The early closing time will ensure that the Center can be fully cleaned and sanitized for the continued health and safety of its members.  Daily hot meal service will also resume on May 23rd.

Since reopening on a part-time basis in June of 2021, the Center is proud to announce that there has not been a single confirmed case of COVID among its members.  The staff credits this to following the COVID guidelines and the willingness of everyone to “Get Vaxxed and Boosted.”  Continued adherence to masking and other applicable COVID guidelines will be maintained to ensure the continued safety of everyone who walks through the doors.

The Center is excited to welcome back all its members and looks forward to meeting new members.  It’s time to enjoy the summer and “Come Get Busy at Peter Bressi.”

The Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center is located at 4744 Frankford Avenue and can be reached at 215-831-2926.  The Center is funded by the Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging and operated by the Northeast Community Center for Behavioral Health.  located at 4744 Frankford Avenue


Kathleen Bracken

Program Assistant
Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center