Bridesburg and Port Richmond residents holding their noses over concerns of a new trash transfer site planned for the community can now breathe a sigh of relief.
A Mayfair man’s plans to put an indoor softball and baseball training facility into a McNulty Road warehouse got the city Zoning Board of Adjustment’s approval in July.
The Mayfair meeting attracted a big crowd. Politicians, residents and civic leaders repeated the same message: A planned methadone clinic isn’t welcome.
Tenants are mum about Healing Way facility, but they have applied to Harrisburg for a permit to dispense methadone.
Mayfair and Holmesburg remain relatively stable communities in Philadelphia’s greatest section, the Great Northeast, so it should come as no surprise that the good folks who live and do business there — and the politicians who represent them — are coming out of the woodwork to prevent the area from becoming a magnet for drug addicts.
As opposition mounts in Mayfair and Holmesburg to a proposed methadone clinic at 7900-04 Frankford Ave., there are plenty of unanswered questions.
With a gourmet pizzeria, small music venue and restaurant on the menu, a recent zoning meeting showcased Fishtown’s rising reputation as a dining and nightlife hot spot.
Both sides should keep talking, says the head of the city zoning board.
A Bustleton church probably will withdraw its application for a zoning variance that would have allowed it to rent classrooms to a charter school.