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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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My Rock

If I could turn back the hands of time,
Oh – the change that I would make.
There would be no grey skies, only sunny,
Bees would make more honey,
Your garden would have only red roses.

As the years passed by I noticed the twinkle in your eyes are fading,
I know you may walk a little slower, but I know you’re a little wiser.
So, when it comes to you my dear,
I wouldn’t change a thing.
You’re my rock, you’re my everything.


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Look for the rainbow after the Storm, then you’ll find a pot of gold,
This may be a myth so I’ve been told. But this is one thing I know for sure,
When I look into my mother’s eyes past the tears, and past the Soul,
I know I’ll find a heart of gold.
So, don’t go chasing rainbows after the storm,
Just look into your mother’s eyes, and you’ll find she has a heart of gold.
This is what I know for sure, mothers have a heart of gold.


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Message from the Streets Department

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many residents to spend much more time at home, generating an excessive amount of trash. Industry reports note residential trash increases by more than 25 percent nationally, including Philadelphia. Excessive trash tonnage has caused delays across the City with curbside collection service. Delays can create litter conditions, cause horrible odors and attract insects and pests.

The Streets Department continues to make progress with reducing trash collection delays and returning to a normal collection schedule. But we all have a role to play to help curb the amount of trash set out for collection during these unprecedented times. The Department offers residents some simple tips that will go a long way to help reduce collection delays and improve litter conditions. Residents can download a one-page sheet that list tips on ways to curb their waste to support our workers and City.

We hope residents will use this great tool and share with their neighbors.

1) Reduce food waste by using garbage disposals, consider composting, or freeze food waste until your collection day to eliminate odors and pest.  Did you know composting can cut your trash by 1/3! Learn more at

2) Stay within the collection setout limits for trash collection. The setout regulations are 8 bags, or 4 containers per household.

3) Check the weight of the trash bags. Each bag should not exceed 40lbs. Overweight trash bags can cause injury to sanitation workers, break open and cause litter conditions and cause trash collection delays.

4) Hold off on DIY projects that increase curbside tonnage. Reduce excessive construction debris, wood or furniture that increase tonnage the exceed set out limits.

5) Limit Bulk Waste to 2 Items per household only. No white metals, electronic waste such as computers or televisions, No hazardous materials. Help protect our sanitation workers.

6) Set Out Trash Properly. Make sure all trash is placed in sturdy bags. Cover containers with lids. Turn handles toward the street. Eliminate excess water weight in cans by drilling drainage holes a couple of inches from the bottom.

Recycle Right – Only glass, mixed paper, cardboard, metal cans, cartons and plastic bottles & containers.  NO yard waste, plastic bags, Styrofoam, electronics, and trash in recycling bins.

7) Drop-off trash, recycling, yard waste, electronics, and other materials at Sanitation Convenience Centers located throughout the City.  Sanitation Convenience Centers are now open 7 days a week from 6AM to 8PM.

8) Place trash in front of your own property no earlier than 7PM before the regularly scheduled collection day. Do not place bags on corners, near litter baskets or vacant lots. This is illegal dumping. Immediately report illegal dumping to 311.

9) Listen for Streets Department announcements regarding trash and recycling collection updates. Report collection delays of more than a week to 311.

10) Thank our sanitation workers for their hard work and service they are providing during these challenging times. A thank you goes a long way to show your support and appreciation.

These tips can help protect the health & safety of our workers, improving Streets Department collection service, reducing litter and help in keeping the City clean. Each day, our sanitation workers are on the frontlines serving our community during this pandemic. We’re all adjusting and responding to unprecedented change.  Regular trash pickup is resuming, keep recycling, schedules will normalize.

The Streets Department thanks the residents in the City of Philadelphia for their patience, support and cooperation during these unprecedented times. Learn more at