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GBCL hears Anne Frank, furniture store cases


The Greater Bustleton Civic League last week heard two zoning cases.

Anne Frank Elementary School is seeking a non-illuminated wall sign above the second floor. The capital letters would each be 2 feet high. The sign would be more than 300 feet from Clark Street. A Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing will be June 8. The work should take no more than a week. One man argued it’s a waste of money to put up a sign since everybody knows the property is Anne Frank Elementary School. But 95 percent of members voted to OK the sign.

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Legacy Furniture is seeking to move into a space at 9800 Bustleton Ave. The property is zoned industrial, but is close to commercial spaces. There would be 20 parking spots, including two handicapped ones. Hours would be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Members voted 10-9 in favor. A ZBA hearing is set for June 8.

In other news from the May 24 Zoom meeting:

• The 2nd, 7th, 8th and 15th police districts will hold an end-of-school year celebration on Friday, June 17, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Bustleton Bengals, 9945 President St. There will be water ice, pretzels, hot dogs, cold drinks, games and prizes. Vendors will offer the youths summer job opportunities.

• Federation Early Learning Services, an early care and education nonprofit organization, will be hosting its inaugural FELStival on June 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at Paley Early Learning Center, 2199 Strahle St. The public is invited. There will be more than 50 food trucks, artisans and entertainers. For more information, visit www.felskids.org/FELStival-2022/.

• The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave. There will be a brief description of the mansion and grounds, and smaller groups will form for tours of the interior museum parlor and galleries. The public is invited.

• Common Pleas Court will hear oral argument on June 29 on an appeal by the GBCL and Sandmeyer Lane businesses against the proposed UPS site at 1 Red Lion Road. The civic group and businesses on Sandmeyer Lane are appealing a decision by the city Department of Licenses and Inspections to grant permits to UPS for a 1.1-million-square-foot warehouse. The civic and businesses were unsuccessful in an appeal to the zoning board. The judge could send the case back to the zoning board, according to attorney David Orphanides.

• The Greater Bustleton Civic League will meet on Tuesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. The group will discuss legalization of Angelic Home Care & Training, 2050 Welsh Road, located in a residential zone. ••

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