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Frankford NAC August Zoning Meeting

At the Frankford NAC zoning meeting on August 8th at Second Baptist Church, the following cases were heard:

1619 Wakening Street – Came to us before but failed to appear in front of ZBA. Had to reapply. We sent a letter of approval. (The same as last time)

1619 Wakening Street

1704-06 Foulkrod Street – Variance to legalize a three family dwelling. Residents opposed it citing the increase in traffic, started work on the property without proper permits. Since it was already legalized as a duplex, they would like it to remain.

1704-06 Foulkrod Street

5234 Jackson Street – Variance to legalize a 6 foot chain link fence already installed. Fencing in the front is supposed to be at least 50% opaque and be four feet in height. We sent a letter of non opposition.

5234 Jackson street

The next Frankford NAC zoning meeting will be held on September 12th at 7 PM at the Second Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street.
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CITY SELECTS FRANKFORD HIGH TO HOST NATION’S FIRST HIGH SCHOOL SOLAR PROGRAM

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William Hite, and PECO Vice President and General Counsel Tony Gay joined the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) to announce the selection of Frankford High School as the site for the nation’s first Solar Energy Program of Study.

“The Philadelphia Energy Campaign is on track to create 10,000 jobs by 2026 and the graduates from the new Solar Program will be poised to step into those new positions,” Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) said.

Dr. Calderone

“I am thrilled that Frankford High School is on track to be the first high school in the nation to offer a Solar Energy program of study,” added Dr. Michael Calderone, principal of Frankford High School. This will give my students the option to continue their studies in solar and other renewable energies at the college level or jump right into a career with continued opportunities for advancement.”

Follow this link to read more about this story.

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Frankford NAC Zoning Meeting August 8th

The Frankford NAC zoning meeting will hear 3 cases at the meeting on August 8th at 7 PM at Second Baptist church, 1801 Meadow Street.

1619 Wakeling Street – PERMIT FOR CHANGING FROM A SINGLE FAMILY TO A TWO FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING WITHIN AN EXISTING SEMI-DETACHED BUILDING – They came to us a few months ago. We approved it but when they were scheduled to go in front of the ZBA they didn’t show so the ZBA dismissed their case. They reapplied. Variance for a duplex.

1619 Wakeling Street

1704-06 Foulkrod Street – PERMIT FOR THREE (3) FAMILY DWELLING (MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING) IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE. – Is seeking a variance for a three family dwelling. Looked back into old L&I records. Back in 1962 it was approved for  retail and wholesale of soft pretzels on the 1st floor and a single family dwelling on the second.

1704-06 Foulkrod Street

5364 Jackson Street – PERMIT FOR THE ERECTION OF TWO (2) MONUMENT SIGNS, FOR THE ERECTION OF TWO FLATWALL (CANOPY SIGNS) , FOR THE ERECTION OF TWO FLATWALL SIGNS(BUILDING NUMBER) ACCESSORY TO AN EXISTING 144 SENIOR HOUSING UNITS WITH ACCESSORY COMMUNITY ROOM, KITCHEN ,STORAGE AND SENIOR ROOM ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES ALL FOR USE BY RESIDENTS ONLY WITH INTERIOR ACCESSORY BELOW GRADE PARKING FOR TWENTY FOUR(24) VEHICLES INCLUDING TWO(2) ADA SPACES.(SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON THE APPLICATION) – St Bart’s is seeking a variance for the erection of two monument signs and two flat wall signs.

5364 Jackson Street

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Frankford CDC Hiring Corridor Cleaners

Frankford CDC is hiring more corridor cleaners!

Thanks to Mayor Kenney and City Council’s Fiscal Year 2020 City Budget, which allocated an additional $2 million to corridor cleaning programs, organizations such as the Frankford CDC are able to increase their cleaning efforts. Without our elected officials and the advocacy of Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, this would not be possible.

Corridor Cleaning Assistant Job Description
The Frankford CDC’s Corridor Cleaning Assistance program assists in the cleaning of sidewalks on the Frankford Avenue commercial corridor.  Under this program, FCDC also undertakes public space maintenance activities, litter reduction campaigns and community engagement.

Duties of Corridor Cleaning Assistants:

  • Clean the sidewalks and out to eighteen (18) inches in the streets; this area shall cover the curb and storm inlets.
  • Clean all four (4) corners of any intersection found at the end of cleaning routes;
  • Clean a minimum of twenty (20) feet along any secondary side streets that intersect with the primary commercial streets to be cleaned;
  • Ensure that weeds or grass are no higher than eight (8) inches on all sidewalks along each route;
  • Remove posters, stickers and other debris off street furniture including parking, telephone poles and traffic signs; and
  • Assist with cleaning and maintenance of other public spaces and vacant lots on Frankford Avenue
  • Assist with promotion of litter reduction campaigns and community engagement
  • Track number of blocks cleaned and number of bags used during cleaning.
  • Make 311 reports for all city related issues (i.e. graffiti, potholes, illegal dumping, etc.)

The above activities shall be performed in the commercial area from the 4200 block to the 5200 block of Frankford Avenue.

To apply contact Kimberly Washington at (215) 743 – 6580 or by email at kwashington.fcdc@gmail.com

To download the job description, click here.

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Zoning Meeting 1520 Arrott Street

We will have a zoning meeting on Thursday, June 13th at 2nd Baptist Church at 6:30 pm. We only have one case this month. It was continued from last month:
1520 Arrott Street –  Owner wants to reopen as a sit down restaurant. He had the business shut down before (Nuisance bar) and wanted to open up a strip club as well.

1520-22 Arrott Street