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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:
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpcO2tqT4qGdUN7wDmRTGNy3PS8o0sAycy
    • 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 (maria.q.sanchez@phila.gov)
    • Frankford CDC, 215-743-6580 (cdejesus.fcdc@gmail.com)
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February Frankford Zoning Meeting

The Frankford NAC zoning meeting was held on February 13th at Second Baptist Church.  The following cases were heard:

4733 Leiper Street – Applicant seeking a variance for a five family dwelling. No fire suppression system. (Code states that anything over 3 units must have fire suppression system.) Upgrades were done without permits being pulled – Opposed

4733 Leiper Street

 

5627 Hegerman Street – . Applicant failed to attend 3 times. They have to reapply – Case dismissed

5627 Hegerman Street

4735,31,39 Duffield Street – Combine OPA accounts to be used as personal parking. Continued

4735,31,39 Duffield Street

 

The next Frankford NAC zoning meeting will be held on March 12th at 7 PM at Second Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street.
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Frankford NAC Votes No to Car Repair Shop

The Frankford NAC zoning meeting was held on January 9th, the following cases were heard:

5343 Horrocks Street – legalization of a duplex. Non-opposition

5343 Horrocks Street

4260 Tackawanna Street – car repair shop-  highly opposed. Operating without a business license, illegal spray painting and cars dumped onto Cloud Street.

4260 Tackawanna Street

 

The next Frankford NAC zoning meeting will be held on February 13th at 7 PM at Second Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street.

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Frankford NAC Zoning Meeting January 9th

The Frankford NAC zoning meeting will be held on January 9th at 6 PM at Second Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street.  The following cases are on the agenda:

4260 Tackawanna Street – Case must be heard. Car repair shop. SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR PERSONAL VEHICLE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE (NO SPRAY PAINTING) WITH ACCESSORY STORAGE OF AUTO PARTS AND VEHICLES BEING SERVICED WITHIN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE WITH ALL OTHER USES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED.

4260 Tackawanna Street

5627 Hegerman Street – Lot that has tractor trailer trucks parked on it. PERMIT FOR USE AS EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL STORAGE IN EXISTING VACANT LOT. NO SIGNS ON THIS APPLICATION.
5343 Horrocks Street – Legalization of a duplex. PERMIT FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF HOUSEHOLD LIVING TWO (2) FAMILY DWELLING IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE.

5343 Horrocks Street

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Zoning Approved for Kinsey Street

The Frankford NAC zoning meeting was held on November 7th at Second Baptist Church of Frankford.  The following are the results:

1827 Kinsey Street – PERMIT FOR FIVE (5) FAMILY DWELLING (MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING) IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE. – Approved

1827 Kinsey Street

1921 Kinsey Street – PERMIT FOR TWO (2) FAMILY DWELLING IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE. – Denied

1921 Kinsey Street

4260 Tackawanna Street -SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR PERSONAL VEHICLE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE (NO SPRAY PAINTING) WITH ACCESSORY STORAGE OF AUTO PARTS AND VEHICLES BEING SERVICED WITHIN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE WITH ALL OTHER USES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED. – Continued

4260 Tackawanna Street

There will be no Frankford NAC zoning meeting in December.  The next meeting is scheduled for January 9th at 7 PM at Second Baptist Church of Frankford at 1801 Meadow Street.