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Important PennDOT Notice

PennDOT Posts Public Notice to Solicit Comment on How Proposed Improvements to I-95 in Philadelphia Benefit the Frankford Arsenal

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is soliciting public comment on a Public Notice published on the Interstate 95 project website ( that describes the proposed improvements to I-95 in the Bridesburg, Frankford and Wissinoming sections of Philadelphia and how those improvements will benefit the Frankford Arsenal property.

Because the Arsenal is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, PennDOT is required to prepare a Section 4(f) environmental study to determine if the proposed improvements will return the Arsenal to a physical condition that is better than that which presently exists. The Section 4(f) study contains a “finding”, contained in the Public Notice, that the proposed improvements will have a “Net Beneficial Use” of the Arsenal property.

PennDOT will incorporate the public comments on the “Section 4(f) Net Benefit Finding” in its submission of the required Section 4(f) Environmental Document to the Federal Highway Administration.

The Public Notice can be found at

Public comments may be submitted by January 29, 2021in writing, by email, or by phone to Colleen Meiswich. Those without internet access may contact Colleen Meiswich to obtain a copy of the Public Notice.

Colleen Meiswich
A.D. Marble
2200 Renaissance Boulevard
Suite 260
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(484) 533-2552

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Tire Dumpers Use Covid as Cover

There is nothing new about tire dumpers but its interesting that they may be emboldened by the Covid problems.  The city is scrambling to maintain basic services, so its a safe bet that these guys think they get a free pass to dump when and where they want.

So if you are near 2166 Granite Street in Frankford, a parking lot for the now shuttered Chateau Caterers, you may see a massive pile of tires.  Neighbors have reported it to 311 but no action so far.   DAY BY DAY THE MOUND GETS BIGGER.

Being so close to Torresdale Avenue, my guess would be they came from up that way.  



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Paul Street Zoning Meeting

Dear Neighbor:

This is a notification of a VIRTUAL, ON-LINE, VIDEO PUBLIC MEETING to discuss the project described below. All Registered Community Organizations that have geographic boundaries containing the project property and all community members are welcome to attend.

  • Property Description: Frankford CDC is the owner of the existing parcels, located at 4665 Paul Street.
  • Project Description: Frankford CDC proposes the alteration of an existing fire-damaged structure into an attached mixed-use structure with Commercial space on the 1st Floor and cellar and Four residential units on the 2nd and 3rd Floor. No change to existing building footprint or height.
  • The property is located in a CMX-2 Commercial Zoning District.
  • Summary of Refusal: In response to the Application, L&I issued a Refusal Letter because L&I states that the proposed structure lot area exceeds the maximum allowed and the proposed use of four (4) multi-family household is prohibited on this lot.
  • Upon receipt of the Refusal Letter, an appeal to Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) was filed on behalf of Frankford CDC for variance relief.
  • As a neighbor within 250 feet of this property we are notifying you of this matter. Frankford CDC is the coordinating Registered Community Organization (RCO) for this property as recognized by the City. We also notified Councilmember Maria Q. Sanchez’s office.
  • Councilmember Sanchez’s Office will be hosting a VIRTUAL, ON-LINE, VIDEO PUBLIC MEETING in advance of a public hearing to discuss the project on Thursday, Aug 20, 2020, 6:30 p.m., via ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING. Please register in advance for this meeting the going to the following link:
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Please review the zoning posters for the date of the PUBLIC HEARING to be held by the City of Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment, located at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Philadelphia, PA.
  • For reference, contact information for all affected Registered Community Organizations and the District Councilperson is provided as follows:
    • Councilmember Maria Quinones-Sanchez, 7th Council District, 215-686-3448 (
    • Frankford CDC, 215-743-6580 (
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Worrell-Winter House

The recently restored historic Worrell-Winter house will be open to the public on August 20 at Noon to celebrate The King’s Highway Day in the Frankford Section of Philadelphia.
Come out and see this 300-year old home, that is a major part in the history of our Country.
Please wear a face covering and keep distance rules.
Share a place in History.