The article in the Northeast Times this week made reference to a bill submitted by council people Savage, Krajewski and DiCicco. Our friends at Hallwatch.org have provided a link to the entire text of the bill.
The bill first defines Transit-Oriented Development as “encourages mixed-use, higher-density development near transit stations.” It then goes on to enumerate very detailed changes to the zoning code to implement this type of development.
The second part of the bill designates Frankford Avenue from Cheltenham Avenue to the Frankford Creek as the Frankford Transit-Oriented Development District.
It is not extremely long and with some patience you can make some sense of it, so take a look.
You might also take a look at this wikipedia entry and this site to for some additional information.