Back in February 2009, some 1,500 people turned out at Anne Frank Elementary School in Bustleton to oppose a planned methadone clinic at Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard.
The Holmesburg Civic Association last spring overwhelmingly approved a bid by Liberty Bell Bicycles for an addition to be used for repairs, rentals or more showroom space.
Both sides of the controversial methadone clinic planned for Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street now await a ruling from Common Pleas Court Judge Idee C. Fox.
Members of the Holmesburg Civic Association last week overwhelmingly voted to oppose a proposed methadone clinic at 7520 State Road.
A methadone clinic is not a permitted use of a property that is zoned C-2, the Zoning Board of Adjustment wrote in its findings of fact and conclusions of law, which was prepared as it nears a court challenge in connection with the proposed facility at 7900-04 Frankford Ave.
As residents continue to resist proposed plans for a methadone clinic in Holmesburg, two local politicians are attempting to give the community a stronger voice.
The Mayfair meeting attracted a big crowd. Politicians, residents and civic leaders repeated the same message: A planned methadone clinic isn’t welcome.
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.