Frankford Chocolate Factory

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  1. MackeyDingo

    MackeyDingo REALLY Well-Known Member

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    No. At least not anytime soon. NOWAC will sue to block any decision by the ZBA, and Councilman Johnson will continue to sit on the rezoning of Washington Ave that would allow mixed-use development by right.
     
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    Do we know why the honorable councilman is against mixed use development for his constituents? By definition, mixed use would bring jobs and amenities.
     
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    I doubt they dropped 8 mil without talking to the councilman first
     
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    Because his power-base is the anti-gentrification groups. It's one of the reasons Ori Feibush ran against him.

    I think things will shake-out similar to 2401 Washington Ave. See here: http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phil...-spite-fence-coming-soon-on-washington-avenue
     
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    Parking.
     
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    Ive seen security cameras go up around the building. Still waiting for some news of plans. Hopefully soon!! (but probably not).
     
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    I think Ori is capitalizing on a market inefficiency - that there's not really a good commercial corridor in Southern GHo and Northern PB - and buying up relatively inexpensive land and remaking Wash Avenue in a more commercial/residential image.
     
  10. Jayfar

    Jayfar I'm very oldĀ®

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    Just as a refresher, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson still refuses to introduce the bill to remap Washington Avenue (and Point Breeze) to the new zoning code. All of western Washington Ave is still zoned I-2, which prohibits residential without variances.

    Here's the South District Plan from the Planning Commission, issued 3 years ago. See pages 64-67 for Washington Avenue.

    http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/plans/District Plans Library/DP_South_FinalDraftforCommission.pdf

    And here are details of the proposed remapping from the current I-2 to IRMX:

    WashAveRemap.png
     

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