Zoning topic of next Frankford Civic meeting

Frank­ford Civic As­so­ci­ation mem­bers last week were sup­posed to be asked to sup­port a loc­al busi­ness­man’s plan to put a snack bar in his Tor­res­dale Av­en­ue car wash, but the busi­ness own­er didn’t make a present­a­tion.

Bene­detto Di­Cicco didn’t speak at the civic’s Feb. 6 ses­sion be­cause he has to get some pa­per­work to­geth­er that’s now in­com­plete, said Pete Specos, the civic as­so­ci­ation’s pres­id­ent and zon­ing of­ficer. On Feb. 7, Specos said Di­Cicco needs an OK from the city’s Zon­ing Board of Ad­just­ment to pro­ceed with his plan for his prop­erty on the 4300 block of Tor­res­dale Av­en­ue, and a hear­ing be­fore the board was slated for this month.

Specos said the civic as­so­ci­ation will ask the zon­ers to hold Di­Cicco’s hear­ing later. He ad­ded that the group will put Di­Cicco’s plan on its March 6 agenda. The as­so­ci­ation’s meet­ing will be­gin at 7 p.m. in the second-floor meet­ing room of Aria Health’s Frank­ford cam­pus, 4900 Frank­ford Ave.

Di­Cicco’s prop­erty is zoned for in­dus­tri­al use, so Di­Cicco needed a vari­ance a few years ago to put in the car wash. He asked for and got the as­so­ci­ation’s back­ing for that vari­ance ap­plic­a­tion. ••

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