The story below came courtesy of Bridesburg’s Danial Adair. The story address an issue that has come up at meetings in Frankford about zoning. Who should have input on development projects? Read the story and see what you think. Our system now gives more weight to the opinions of those within two blocks of the property even when the development may have broader impact.
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Source: About that “consensus” on zoning | City Observatory
Based on voting by qualified residents at the meeting on November 12th, these are the results:
4518 Hedge Street- PERMIT FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF A REAR ADDITION ON AN EXISTING ATTACHED STRUCTURE FOR USE AS A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING. SIZE AND LOCATION AS PER PLANS. NO SIGNS ON THIS APPLICATION. Continued, property owner out of the country
1011-13 Arrott Street- FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ADDITION AT THE FIRST FLOOR LEVEL OF AN EXISTING SEMI-DETACHED STRUCTURE FOR USE AS A TWO FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON APPLICATION/PLANS. Approved
5400 Valley Street- PERMIT TO LEGALIZE THE ERECTION OF A RETAINING WALL OF VARIOUS HEIGHTS WITH A SOLID FENCE OF VARIOUS HEIGHTS ON TOP OF RETAINING WALL ACCESSORY TO AN EXISITING SEMI-DETACHED CORNER SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING.SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON SUBMITTED PLAN. Approved
1667 Orthodox Street- PERMIT FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF THE ERECTION OF FENCING (CHAIN LINK) AT THE LOT PERIMETER (CONTAINED COMPLETELY WITHIN PROPERTY LINE). LOT TO REMAIN VACANT (USE REGISTRATION REQUIRED PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY). SIZE AND LOCATION OF FENCING AS SHOWN IN APPLICATION / PLAN. Denied
The next meeting of the Frankford NAC zoning group is scheduled for December 10th at 7 PM at Second Baptist Church at 1801 Meadow Street.
The NAC zoning meeting on September 10th was well attended with 23 people.
- On the issue of take out food for 1301 Fillmore Street, the vote was 10 in favor and 3 opposed. The ZBA was notified of the result of the vote.
- On the issue of 4304 Frankford Avenue use as a single family household, there was no representative from the applicant. No vote was taken and the ZBA was notified of the facts.
The next NAC zoning meeting will be held on October 8th at 7 PM at Second Baptist Church at 1801 Meadow Street.
There will be two issues on the agenda at the meeting at 2nd Baptist on Thursday at 7 PM:
- 1301 Filmore had appeared twice before. PERMIT FOR THE TAKE-OUT RESTAURANT WITH EXISTING FOOD, BEVERAGES AND GROCERIES ON FIRST FLOOR IN THE SAME BUILDING WITH SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING ON SECOND FLOOR . NO SIGN ON THIS APPLICATION
- 4304-06 Frankford Avenue. PERMIT FOR AS SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING WITHIN AN EXISTING ATTACHED STRUCTURE
These cases are listed on the calendar today. One of our local RCOs or Civic Associations has or will have it on their agenda.
2/18/2014 – 1429 Unity Street PERMITFOR A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING IN AN EXISTING ATTACHED STRUCTURE
2/19/201414 – 5422 Mulberry St. PERMIT FOR THE TREATMENT OF PATIENT (SOLE PRACTIONER) AND ACCESSORY OFFICE ON BASEMENT IN THE SAME BUILDING WITH AN EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY ABOVE.
3/4/2014 – 5199 Mulberry St. – (Smedley School) PERMIT THE ERECTION OF ONE (1) ILLUMINATED FLAT WALL SIGN WITH DIGITAL DISPLAY (SIZE AND LOCATION TO BE AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION) TO AN EXISTING THREE STORY SCHOOL.
3/4/2014 – 4339 Torresdale Ave. – PERMIT IS FOR CREATION OF TWO (2) TENANT SPACES (SPACE A & B) FROM ONE (1) TENANT SPACE. SPACE B – PROPOSED TAKE OUT RESTAURANT WITH A WALK-UP WINDOW, SPACE A – EXISTING CAR WASH FACILITY TO INCLUDE AUTO DETAILING AND MINOR AUTO REPAIR (PERSONAL VEHICLE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE) IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE.
3/11/2014 4332 E. Stiles St. – PERMIT FOR A TWO (2) FAMILY DWELLING.