Zoning issues to be discussed at Frankford NAC meeting

Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee will be considering five zoning issues during what looks to be a busy session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Second Baptist Church of Frankford, 1801 Meadow St.

• The owner of 2051 Larue St. wants the NAC’s support for a variance that will allow a facial spa business in the basement of the residentially zoned property.

• NAC members have twice before been willing to hear about a proposal to operate an auto mechanic shop at 4117–29 Worrell St., but the owner has not shown up, according to Christine Dejesus, NAC coordinator. The property currently is commercially zoned as an auto junkyard.

• The owner of 1728 Orthodox St. wants to erect an 18-foot-high storage structure on what is now a vacant plot near Hawthorne Street, Dejesus told the Northeast Times. The variance request has been before residents before, she said, and they opposed it.

• The owners of 5349 Oxford Ave. want a zoning variance for a “lab” for collected blood and urine, Dejesus told the paper. The zoning applicants say no testing will be done on the premises. The property is commercially zoned.

• The new owner of 1541 Ruan St. bought the vacant house this year mistakenly believing it was a legal duplex, Dejesus said. “Everything on the inside is set up as a duplex,” she stated. The owner now wants the NAC’s support in seeking a variance to allow the property’s use as a duplex.

Support for variances are determined by the votes of community residents who are at least 18 years old. ••