Friday, March 09, 2012
Zoning - Letter of Non-Opposition to Hertz Rent a Car
TEXT OF THE LETTER
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Ms. Lynette Brown-Sow
Zoning Board of Adjustment • Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19102
Re: Use Variance at 7253-7257 Frankford Avenue (Southeast Corner at Cottman Avenue)
Cal. No.: 16601 Appl. No.: 364711 Applicant: Thomas R. Citro
Attorney: Shawn D. Ward, Esquire Owners/Applicants: Frankford & Cottman Ave, LLC Zon. Class.: C-2 Commercial
Dear Ms. Brown-Sow:
Please accept this letter on behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association (“MCA”) which represents the neighbors of the Mayfair Community. In reviewing the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s Notice, the Applicant/Owner proposes:
“Permit for Relocation of Lot Lines to Create One (1) Lot from Three (3) Lots with an Existing Two (2) Story Structure to be as follows: Space 7253 Frankford Ave., an Existing Daycare on the First Floor;Space 7255 Frankford Ave., VACANT; Space 7257 Frankford Ave., First Floor Front, an Existing Cell Phone Store; Space 7257 Frankford Ave., First Floor Rear, for an Auto Rental Agency to include Storage of Rental Vehicles.”
We DO NOT OPPOSE this Variance, with ALL of the Following Provisos.
1. Steel, Concrete-Filled Bollards spaced at five feet maximum (5’ max.) on center, along the Rear Alley of 7253-7257 Frankford, continuous from the Rear of the Building to Cottman Avenue. The Spacing shall allow
pedestrians to pass through, and keep motor vehicles from parking along the Sidewalk and Concrete Apron. Bollard Spacing shall be centered off the Midpoint of the Main Pedestrian Sidewalk along Cottman Avenue.
Additionally, the Bollards at the South End of this Rear Alley, which adjoins the Residential Alley; shall be renewed and replaced as necessary. At least one (1) existing bollard is missing, and the others may need maintenance repairs.
2. Owner must provide Lighting, other than illuminated signage, along the Cottman Avenue and Rear AlleyFaçades. Additionally, one of the Owners is involved in the Solar Lighting & Electricity Technology Business.
We would like to see Solar, Vandal Proof Lights anchored in the Tops of the Steel, Concrete-Filled Bollards; and Lighting along the Building.
3. Provide Planters, to match existing planters already in place on Frankford Avenue, along the Cottman Avenue Frontage to beautify the Streetscape.
4. Provide Convex Traffic Mirrors at the Rear, Northeastern Building Corner; and at the Garage Entrance, forPedestrian Safety.
5. Frankford & Cottman Avenue, LLC will join the Mayfair Business Association for a Minimum Five Year (5-Year) Commitment, and encourage ALL New Businesses to do the same, fortifying the Local Commerce Group.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the numbers below.
Very Truly Yours,
Joseph J. DeFelice, Esq. Peter J. McDermott
President Secretary/Zoning Chair.
(215) 292-3926 (267) 767-0049
cc: Suzanne St. Marie, Mayfair Community Development Corporation
Lisa M. Deeley, Councilman Bobby Henon
Michael Scotese, Mayfair Business Association