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    • Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

Mayfair starts envisioning new futures for Frankford Avenue

On Thursday the Mayfair Business Improvement District (BID) held the first in a series of three community meetings to determine the nascent organization’ objectives. As the local youth team, The Holy…

    • Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

Mayfair pushes ahead with Business Improvement District

Business and civic leaders in Mayfair are doubling down on efforts to transform a two-mile stretch of Frankford Avenue into the commercial core of Northeast Philadelphia. A bill introduced in City…

    • Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

Mayfair overlay gets a thumbs-down from Planning Commission

The Planning Commission voted Tuesday to disapprove a proposed zoning overlay in the Northeast Philly neighborhood of Mayfair that would ban 15 separate business categories, including beauty parlors, laundromats, nail salons,…




Mayfair is a neighborhood in Philadelphia centered on the intersection of Cottman and Frankford Avenue. It is bordered by Tacony to the south and east, Holmesburg to the east, Pennypack park to the north, and Oxford Circle to the west. Established in 1929, Mayfair became a community that provided more spacious living in an urban environment, specifically after World War II. Mayfair was constructed over farmland in the area around the established neighborhoods of Tacony, Holmesburg and Fox Chase. Mayfair featured several groundbreaking concepts for city dwellers: bigger rowhomes with yards in the front and parking garages in the back. The automobile became the primary mode of transportation and shopping retail centers became available close to home, as shopping districts developed along Roosevelt Boulevard and Cottman Avenue. Development also served to connect the surrounding neighborhoods of the Northeast that had previously been isolated. Today, Mayfair has a predominant influence of Irish American culture. However, demographics are changing with the increase of more diverse ethnic groups such as Blacks, Asians, Arabs, and Hispanics.

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