From one of our tipsters in Bridesburg in reference to the proposed Aramingo Rail Transfer Waste Terminal :
GREAT NEWS!!!!!! ART has just abandoned their permit to the zoning board! What that means is that they have turned in the zoning permit and are no longer planning to build a trash transfer station on Church Street. Alan spoke to John Ryan himself and we have an actual copy of the letter that was sent to the zoning board. Thank you all for your support. It has been a tough fight, but great to see what we can do together as a community.
When push comes to shove, can Frankford do this?
You may not have heard about the fuss over on Aramingo Avenue about the proposed waste transfer terminal. It is being billed as a Bridesburg issue but that area is really the land between two neighborhoods. From Chris Wink and NEastPhilly.com:
Controversial Aramingo Rail Transfer Bridesburg Neighborhood meeting
Frankford residents should make it a priority to attend a a Dec. 9 neighborhood meeting in Bridesburg that will focus on a proposd Aramingo Rail transfer waste rail terminal, said resident Ron Wlodarczyk.
The issue was discussed at last month’s Frankford Civic Association meeting.
“This may not be in our neighborhood, but it is in our backyard,” Wlodarczyk said.
The issue is that the terminal was originally pitched as handling only construction material which is fairly clean. Bridesburg Civic gave it the green light a few years ago. Now it will be a full scale, 300 to 500 trucks per day, municipal waste transfer station. The location would be on Aramingo on the East side, south of Church. Expect many of those trucks to be coming off the I-95 ramps or Tacony Street or Church Street or well just about anywhere. It would be open from 5AM to 9Pm Monday through Friday and a half day on Saturday. The trucks come in, the transfer the waste to rail cars and then send it out. Sounds like there will be a constant stream of garbage in that area. The work area is to be enclosed.
You can see the NEastPhilly more detailed report, with video, on the issue here. Below is the flier for the community meeting. You might notice that they forgot to invite us Frankford folks.