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Mission

The Township's Planning Department provides a high level of service and maintains absolute integrity and honesty assuring customers of the Department's commitment to safety, sound planning, promotion of economic development opportunities and the quality of life issues. Promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare throughout the coordinated and practical development of the Township as outlined in the Zoning Code. partner with Township residents and the development and commercial business community to encourage development that protects the aestetic character of the community and balances the changing needs in a comprehensive manner that culminates in the safe and timely completion of construction and development projects.

Responsibilities:

(include but are not limited to)

  • Implementing comprehensive building & planning goals and land use policies by preparing recommendations for amendments to Township Codes.
  • Developing and overseeing long range comprensive planning efforts. Evaluating and developing Township land use policies for recommendation to the Board of Commissioners.
  • Reviewing subdivision, land development and Conditional Use applications according to Township Codes within legal time limits. Facilitating coordination with Commissioners, Township Engineer, staff applicants and their representatives, and neighborhood groups. Negotiating  solutions to development issues and providing recommendations to the various advisory boards and the Board of Commissioners.
  • Ensuring that Conditions of Approval imposed on zoning, subdivision, land development and Conditional Use applications are met.
  • Coordinating with the Township Engineer's office to review traffic and transportation proposals for subdivisions and land development proposals.
  • Maintaining and analyzing demographic, census, and land use statistics.
  • Preserving community character through open space, streetscape and historic preservation efforts.
  • Implementing and managing Township approved redevelopment plans including the Ardmore Transit Center Plan, the Bryn Mawr Master Plan, Bala avenue and City Avenue Streetscape Plans, Rock Hill Road/Belmont Avenue Transportation Service Area (TSA) and City Avenue TSA.

Categories

Building & Planning Committee

All Times Are Approximate

Co-Chairs: Commissioners Elizabeth S. Rogan & Philip S. Rosenzweig 
Vice-Chairs: Commissioners George T. Manos & Daniel S. Bernheim 

AGENDA

  1. ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

  2. Consider for recommendation to the Board authorizing the Township Secretary to advertise a notice of intent to hold a public hearing and adopt an ordinance amendment on June 18, 2014 to add the main house and detached garage at 104 Birch Avenue, Bala Cynwyd to the Historic Resource Inventory as Class II resources.
    (Exhibit A)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  3. 2014 SPECIAL EVENT IN SCHAUFFELE PLAZA

  4. Consider for recommendation to the Board a request from Ardmore Initiative and the Ardmore Business Association to host an event in June on Schauffele Plaza and request a waiver on the sale/use of alcoholic beverages such as beer.
    (Exhibit B)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  5. AMENDMENT PLAN
    511 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Mercy Academy,

    Merion Station, Ward 13, LD# 3692A.
    Applicant – Sister Barbara Buckley
    Property Owner – Sisters of Mercy
    Applicant’s Representative – Jamie Jun, Esquire, Fromhold Jaffe and Adams
    Expiration Date – N/A ..................................... Zoning – R 2/HROD

  6. Consider for recommendation to the Board an Amendment to a Preliminary Land Development Plan prepared by Momenee & Associates, Inc., dated January 9, 2013, last revised April 16, 2014, showing a 2,808 square foot reduction in the footprint of the proposed building addition and relocation of the loading dock. The following conditions shall be complied with prior to recording the Final Plan by means of plan revision, completion or financial guarantee, unless specifically exempted. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions:

    Conditional Use Approval & Previous Land Development Approval:

    1. The conditions imposed by the Board of Commissioners in the Conditional Use decision shall be incorporated into these conditions.
    2. All applicable portions of conditions of approval and all waivers previously granted by the Board of Commissioners on June 19, 2013 shall remain in effect with the exception of conditions 16, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 & 34. 
    3. All materials on the proposed addition shall match existing including the architectural concrete masonry units (CMU). The tower projection shall be shown on the site plan.

    Loading Area/ Relocated Parking:

    1. The faculty parking area on the western side of the building shall be signed for faculty use only with the exception of the ADA parking spaces.
    2. Deliveries to the Merion Mercy Academy building shall be scheduled so as to not interfere with parking and shall only occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    3. If the loading area is relocated then the applicant shall work with staff to ensure that it is sufficiently screened with landscaping.

    Landscaping:

    1. The skip laurels located along the northern boundary of the faculty parking shall be increased in height to a minimum of 36” inches to screen the loading area.
    2. The size and species of trees on the property within twenty-five (25’) feet of disturbance shall be included on the plan. All trees in and near the project area shall be labeled.

    Stormwater:

    1. The slope of the receiving storm sewer used in the capacity evaluation shall be verified. 
    2. AASHTO No. 3 stone shall be specified for the recharge material in the porous paver detail.

    Utilities:

    1. The size and material of the existing sanitary sewers shall be shown within two hundred (200’) feet of the project area. Inverts of manholes shall be provided. Applicable information shall be shown on the Grading and Utility Plan. 
    2. Center-line pavement markings shall be added as directed by the Township Engineer.

    Standard Conditions of Approval:

    1. Revisions to the plan shall address the Township Engineer’s April 25, 2014 review letter. 
    2. A copy of the revised plan shall be submitted with any changes highlighted. A letter shall also be provided with the revised plan indicating how each requested revision has been addressed in the re-submission. 
    3. The Final Plan, complying with all conditions of approval, shall be filed with the Department of Building and Planning within twelve (12) months from the date of the Amendment Plan approval. 
    4. The owner will make payment of fees and expenses of the Township’s professional consultants who perform services on behalf of the Township with respect to these plans and the work contemplated thereunder and will establish and maintain with the Township those escrows for the payment of such fees required by Township Code. Owner agrees that any statement from the Township for such fees which remain unpaid for a period of 30 days may be recorded against the property as a municipal lien.
    5. The owner shall make payment of the Township Engineer’s and/or Clerk of the Works’ inspection fees within 30 days of presentation. A penalty of 1.5% per month will be due for late payments from the date of presentation. If any shares are not paid within 60 days of presentation, the Township may elect to suspend any outstanding permits until all pending charges are settled.
    6. The property owner(s) shall comply with all federal, state and applicable Lower Merion Township ordinances and laws regardless of specific mention herein.

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  7. TENTATIVE SKETCH PLAN
    843, 847 & 859 Old Lancaster Road,

    Bryn Mawr, Ward 10, SD# 3720.
    Expiration Date – 6/2/2014 .............................. Zoning – R 4/R 6A/HROD
    Applicant – Adam Loew, President, JLPH Associates, LP.
    Property Owner – JLPH Associates, LP
    Applicant’s Representative – Denise Yarnoff, Esquire, Riley Riper Hollin and Colagreco

  8. Consider for recommendation to the Board a Tentative Sketch Plan prepared by InLand Design dated March 3, 2014, last revised April 9, 2014 showing the demolition of two apartment buildings with a total of 24 residential units and two-single family detached homes with detached garages. The three existing lots will be consolidated, 12 townhouses and 16 two-family semi-detached dwellings will be constructed along with 10 guest parking spaces. The proposed development will be accessed by a 20 foot wide common drive that extends from S. Merion Avenue and an 18 foot wide common driveway from Old Lancaster Road. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions:

    Architectural Elevations & Site Design:

    1. The applicant shall investigate the following prior to the submission of a Preliminary Plan:
      1. Staggering the townhouse units;
      2. The use of alternative paving materials for the proposed alleyways and parking spaces;
      3. Adding additional bay window projections;
      4. Removal of the four guest parking spaces in front of the pocket park;
      5. Relocation of one guest parking space to the area between the two center quad units;
      6. Elimination of all guest parking spaces;
      7. Installation of an underground parking garage;
      8. Consolidation of green spaces in the driveway area between the buildings; and
      9. The creation of additional on-street parking on Old Lancaster Road.
    2. The applicant shall investigate extending the porches on the quads the full length of the façade and making them at least 7-10 feet in depth.
    3. The applicant shall investigate the feasibility of constructing all townhouse units with one car garage. Each one-car garage shall be faced with one garage door.
    4. The applicant shall consider reducing the number of parking spaces provided. The area from any eliminated parking spaces shall be converted to green space.
    5. If some or all of the guest parking spaces remain, the applicant shall mitigate their view from Old Lancaster Road by either by providing a 3 foot high stone wall or landscaping in front of the parking area. 
    6. The applicant shall consider eliminating or reducing the number of sidewalks leading from the common driveway to Old Lancaster Road.
    7. The following mitigation measures shall be implemented by the applicant, as proposed in the Historic Resource Impact Study prepared by Wise Preservation Planning LLC dated March 12, 2014:
      • 1(a) Building documentation;
      • 1(c) Salvage of character defining features;
      • 1(d) Historic name use, in particular for the required alleyways to access the site; and
      • 1(f) Tour of the historic buildings for Historic Architectural Review Board, Historical Commission, Lower Merion Historical Society and Lower Merion Conservancy staff members prior to demolition.
    8. The applicant shall consider possible relocation of either or both historic resources by others.
    9. The applicant shall consider the possible erection of an interpretive historical sign. 
    10. The applicant shall return to the Historical Commission for final design review of the new construction.
    11. The applicant shall agree to not demolish the historic resources prior to securing all Township approvals required for the project even if the demolition permit is in hand prior. 
    12. Architectural elevations of all sides of all units, including a list of materials, shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan. 
    13. The mean grade of the structures shall be calculated and shown on the plan. The architectural plans shall be coordinated with and shall comply with the grading proposed with this application. This shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan.

    Landscape Plan:

    1. New street trees shall be provided as required along both street frontages.
    2. The applicant shall preserve existing trees along the frontage of Old Lancaster Road to the greatest extent feasible. The existing trees shall be shown on the proposed site plan.
    3. Wooded lot calculations shall be provided on the Preliminary Plan for each lot and shall be subject to the approval of the Township Arborist. The total number of trees removed for the proposed construction shall be indicated. The replacement trees shall be evaluated based on existing lot calculations.
    4. A landscape plan complying with Natural Features Code Sections 101-9, 101-5B, Zoning Code Section 155-167.7 and conditions herein shall be prepared and sealed by a Registered Landscape Architect and submitted with the Preliminary Plan.
    5. All woody vegetation to be retained within twenty-five (25’) feet of a building site or disturbed area shall be protected from equipment damage by fencing placed at the driplines. The size, species, and accurate location of the driplines and fence shall be provided. A detail shall be included on the plan that complies with Township standards. If the tree protection fence is not shown at the driplines of all trees to remain, the location of the tree protection fence shall be subject to the approval of the Township Arborist. This shall be fully evaluated with the Preliminary Plans.
    6. Grade changes around the driplines of trees to be retained shall be minimized. Treatment of the trees prior to construction to protect the root system shall be performed. Treatment to impacted trees over the property line shall be made if required by the Township Arborist and permitted by the owners of the adjoining property. The procedure shall be subject to the approval of the Township Arborist. This shall be evaluated at the Preliminary Plan stage.

    Traffic and Circulation:

    1. The width of the common driveway to Old Lancaster Road shall be increased to twenty (20’) feet near the cartway to provide improved maneuverability. This shall be evaluated with the Preliminary Plan.
    2. The sight distance for the driveways drive shall be shown on the plan and shall meet the desirable sight distance as specified by Penn DOT. The Traffic Safety Unit of the Lower Merion Police Department shall also approve the final drive configuration/locations. These items shall be fully evaluated with the Preliminary Plan. 
    3. A revised traffic study shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan that fully evaluates the proposed driveways at Old Lancaster Road and South Merion Avenue. The levels of service shall be evaluated. The effect of this development on adjacent existing driveways and nearby intersections shall be fully considered and evaluated. The applicant shall contact the Township Engineer’s office to discuss and develop the scope of the proposed traffic study. The study shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan. 
    4. The handicap ramps at the adjacent roadway intersection shall be upgraded to be ADA compatible and the crosswalks shall be refurbished. The designs shall be evaluated with the Preliminary Plan. 
    5. Concrete road control monuments shall be installed at the right-of-way at the intersection of each property line and at all changes in direction. 
    6. The proposed driveways shall be constructed across the sidewalks at the grade of the sidewalks (i.e. no ADA ramps).
    7. Concrete aprons shall be shown at the proposed driveway locations.
    8. The common driveways shall be constructed to Township standard roadway cross section requirements. This shall be verified with the Preliminary Plan.
    9. Maneuverability of fire trucks and delivery/service vehicles shall be fully evaluated with the Preliminary Plan. 
    10. “No Parking by Order of the Fire Marshal” signs shall be placed as directed by the Chief Fire Officer/Fire Marshal. Centerline markings for the access driveways shall be shown. A stop bar and sign shall be indicated on the plan at the cartways. A “No Right Turn” sign and pavement marking arrow shall be indicated at the South Merion Avenue driveway egress. A pavement marking and signage plan shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan.
    11. A full reveal and depressed curb detail shall be provided with the Preliminary Plan. The length of depressed curb for the new driveways and the curb locations to be raised to full reveal shall be dimensioned on the plan.

    Stormwater Management and Erosion Control:

    1. The property is located within the B-2 Section of the Darby-Cobbs Creek Act 167 Drainage Area Release Rate District, therefore for both during construction and for post development, the two (2) year peak rate of runoff shall be controlled to the one (1) year pre-development peak rate of runoff. The five (5) year frequency storm shall be controlled to the two (2) year pre-development rate. The twenty-five (25) year storm shall be controlled to the pre-development five (5) year storm and the fifty (50) year storm shall be controlled to the ten (10) year pre-development storm. For the one hundred (100) year storm, the peak rate shall be controlled to the peak discharge which occurred prior to development. This shall be fully evaluated with the Preliminary Plan. 
    2. All roof drains shall be directly connected to a seepage bed.
    3. The existing and proposed drainage patterns/directions shall be clearly indicated on the Tentative Sketch Plan.
    4. The location of proposed stormwater control facilities shall be shown on the Tentative Sketch Plan. 
    5. At a minimum, the increased volume of stormwater generated by the proposed development for the twenty five (25) year storm shall be recharged. Meadow cover condition shall be used as the base line for determining the volume. Calculations documenting this shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan.
    6. In addition to the twenty-five (25) year recharge requirement, the calculations shall demonstrate that the Rev Infiltration volume requirements have been met for all impervious surface shown on the site. This shall be evaluated with the Preliminary Plan submission. 
    7. Field tests such as double ring infiltrometer or hydraulic conductivity tests shall be performed at the level of the soil infiltration in order to demonstrate adequate design parameters. Complete test reports shall be submitted. The location of each test shall be indicated on the plan. This shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan.
    8. A minimum depth of twenty-four (24”) inches between the bottom of the proposed seepage bed and the limiting zone shall be demonstrated. Soil tests shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan as required to demonstrate compliance.
    9. The seepage bed shall be demonstrated to empty the Rev volume within four (4) days. Calculations demonstrating this shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan. If the minimum Rev volume cannot be recharged, a waiver to this code section shall be obtained. 
    10. The water quality volume (WQv) shall be calculated and demonstrated to be sufficient for the design. This shall be evaluated with the Preliminary Plan submission. 
    11. All seepage beds shall contain a sediment trap accessible for maintenance. Sediment traps shall be provided in the inlet(s) prior to connection to the seepage bed. This shall be clearly shown on the Preliminary Plan. 
    12. The distance from any proposed stormwater recharge areas and the structure shall be dimensioned on the plan. Adequate separation between the system and footings shall be provided.
    13. Seepage beds shall not receive runoff until the entire contributory area has been stabilized. A temporary basin shall be designed and the location shall be shown on the Tentative Sketch Plan.
    14. The Cn number for the pre-development conditions on the site shall be considered as meadow for all rate and volume control analysis. This shall be fully evaluated with the Preliminary Plan.
    15. The limits of disturbance and the amount of square feet of earth disturbance shall be listed. This shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan.
    16. Drainage area maps for the during construction analysis, the permanent facility analysis and for qualification of the existing storm sewer system shall be provided with Preliminary Plan calculations.
    17. An NPDES Permit shall be obtained from the Montgomery County Soil Conservation District prior to the issuance of any permit since the total disturbance exceeds one acre. This shall be verified with the Preliminary Plan submission. 
    18. If the proposed stormwater design is to connect to the existing Township storm system, the integrity and capacity of the existing storm sewers downgrade of the development shall be verified. Tail water effects of the existing system shall be considered in the analysis of the proposed stormwater facilities. 
    19. Any seepage bed shall be designed to empty the total design storm volume needed for peak rate control in twenty-four (24) hours or less. Calculations verifying this shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan. 
    20. A description of how the permanent stormwater control facility will be operated and maintained shall be submitted by the design engineer. The frequency of inspection and the contact information for the party responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facility shall be listed. The plan shall be presented in recordable form as a covenant running with the land and shall be approved by the Township Solicitor prior to recording the Final Plan. 
    21. A sequence of construction activities shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan. Installation of any tree protection fence, silt fence, a temporary basin, sanitary lateral, seepage bed, roof collection system, connection to the existing storm sewer and roadway/signal improvements shall be listed. Notification of the Township Engineer shall be listed in the sequence following installation of protective barriers and prior to earth disturbance. The demolition of the existing structures shall be listed. Notification of the Township Engineer for inspection shall be listed prior to installation of the seepage bed and piping. 
    22. No grading changes shall be shown within three (3’) feet of the property line in order to ensure transition to the grading on the adjoining property. This shall be clearly demonstrated on the Preliminary Plan. 
    23. The runoff crossing to the adjacent properties during the construction phase of the project shall be managed so that the water quality/quantity does not adversely impact the adjacent properties. Diversion berms, stoned construction staging areas, and inlets/piping shall be provided in order to ensure acceptable conditions during the construction phase. This shall be evaluated with the Preliminary Plan. 
    24. Erosion control measures shall be provided on the Preliminary Plan. The proposed construction access location shall be indicated. Details that conform to Township standards shall be shown. Certification attesting to the completeness shall be provided on the Erosion Control Plan.

    Construction Details:

    1. A soil stockpile location shall be provided on the Preliminary Plan. 
    2. Details of the concrete apron and sidewalk shall be provided with the Preliminary Plan. Details shall conform to Township standards.

    Utilities:

    1. Planning Module or Exemption approval shall be obtained from the City of Philadelphia and the DEP prior to the approval of the Preliminary Plan. Due to limitations in the local capacity of the receiving sanitary sewer, flow testing/metering and a detailed analysis may be required prior to approval of the Planning Module/Exemption. 
    2. Separate sanitary laterals shall be provided for the individual units. Sanitary main extension(s) into the development may be required to properly serve the units. This shall be fully evaluated during the Preliminary Plan stage.
    3. All storm sewers and structures within 200’ of the development shall be fully shown. Size, slope, material and invert elevations shall be provided. This shall be included on the Preliminary Plan.

    Standard Plan Items:

    1. An itemized tabulation of all proposed impervious surface shall be provided. Driveways and parking areas, dwellings, sidewalks, decks and patios shall be listed separately. The final amount of impervious surface allocated for the development shall be subject to the approval of the Zoning Officer.

    Standard Conditions of Approval:

    1. Any proposed recreation areas shall be delineated on the Preliminary Plan. The applicant shall either demonstrate how the proposed recreation area will function and how it meets the recreation land requirement contained in Subdivision and Land Development Code Section 135-50.1 to the satisfaction of Township Staff or shall pay a prorated fee of $2,500 per unit.
    2. The proposed location of any trash dumpsters shall be shown on the Preliminary Plan. The dumpsters shall be screened on all sides. 
    3. A lighting plan shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan. The location, luminaire type, wattage, pole height and illumination patterns shall be indicated. The lighting shall be designed to reduce the off-site transmission of light, to shield the source of illumination and to prevent glare on adjacent properties. 
    4. Revisions to the plan shall address the Township Engineer’s April 25, 2014 review letter. 
    5. A copy of the revised plan shall be submitted with any changes highlighted. A letter shall also be provided with the revised plan indicating how each requested revision has been addressed in the re-submission. 
    6. The Preliminary Plan, complying with all applicable requirements, shall be filed with the Department of Building and Planning within twelve (12) months from the date of the Tentative Sketch Plan approval. 
    7. Approval of this Tentative Sketch Plan does not ensure that the developer or the owner can ultimately develop the property as shown in the plan. The proposed development’s compliance with various Township ordinances, including but not limited to the Natural Features Conservation Code shall not be determined until the applicant submits a Preliminary Plan for Township approval. 
    8. Per the MPC, The owner will make payment of fees and expenses of the Township’s professional consultants who perform services on behalf of the Township with respect to these plans and the work contemplated thereunder and will establish and maintain with the Township those escrows for the payment of such fees required by Township Code. Owner agrees that any statement from the Township for such fees which remain unpaid for a period of 30 days may be recorded against the property as a municipal lien.
    9. Per the MPC, The owner shall make payment of the Township Engineer’s and/or Clerk of the Works’ inspection fees within 30 days of presentation. A penalty of 1.5% per month will be due for late payments from the date of presentation. If any shares are not paid within 60 days of presentation, the Township may elect to suspend any outstanding permits until all pending charges are settled. 
    10. The property owner(s) shall comply with all federal, state and applicable Lower Merion Township ordinances and laws regardless of specific mention herein.

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  9. HISTORICAL COMMISSION

    1. Consider for recommendation to the Board a proposal to replace three pairs of existing windows on the west façade with three French doors. The project also includes the construction of a new raised terrace on the west façade to be surrounded by a black painted railing on two sides at 298 Tower Lane, Class 2, Penn Valley, 2014-R-05.

      On Monday, April 28, 2014 the Historical Commission recommended approval with two instead of three French door openings with the opening closest to the 2009 addition to remain. The Commission recommended details of the painted aluminum railing and a detail of the existing and proposed window molding be provided to staff for full review. The Commission also recommended that the new doors be aluminum clad Kolbe Ultra Series to match the door on the 2009 addition with the applicant to salvage the original windows that are being removed as noted in the application.

      PUBLIC COMMENT

    2. Consider for recommendation to the Board a proposal to replace a porch that was damaged by a fallen tree with an enclosed addition at 301 McClenaghan Mill Road, Class 2, Wynnewood. 2014-R-06

      On Monday, April 28, 2014 the Historical Commission recommended approval of the footprint and wall elevations of the addition as proposed with alterations to those documents as follows: with windows modified as noted on drawings submitted at the April 28, 2014 Historical Commission meeting with applied or internal muntins on the casement windows and with the door to be reused from the existing opening. The Commission also recommended a shed or hipped roof in lieu of the shallow gable shown with either dimensional asphalt singles to match existing or standing seam to match the existing hood over the front door. The Commission recommended the use of cementitious painted siding as agreed to by the applicant along with a cementitious material for the vented soffits and trim. In the alternative, cellular PVC would be an accepted material.

      The Commission recommended against the vinyl windows as proposed with a zero day delay. While the Commission understands the owner’s interest in matching the existing vinyl replacement windows they noted that the longevity of these windows is not the same as other materials which the Commission consistently recommends such as aluminum clad or wood windows and finds that the vinyl windows do not have an appropriate longevity or visual appearance.

      PUBLIC COMMENT

  10. CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS

    1. Consider for recommendation to the Board a Certificate of Appropriateness for a revised design for the recently approved awning at 41 Cricket Avenue, Janice Martin Couture, Ardmore, Ardmore Historic District.

      On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 HARB recommended approval as submitted.

      PUBLIC COMMENT

    2. Consider for recommendation to the Board a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a new single family dwelling at 20 Booth Lane, Haverford, Haverford Station Historic District. The applicant waived the requirement that the Board of Commissioners consider the HARB recommendation from April 1st in order to return to HARB to seek approval of a proposed window design.

      On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 HARB recommended approval of the proposed vinyl windows and reinstated their previous approval from April 1, 2014 which was subject to the following conditions, understanding that this is a new building within a historic district:

      1. The front porch depth shall be increased to 6’-0” as represented by the applicant. 
      2. The two gable-end windows at the north elevation shall have panels below and paired shutters to fit the overall window/panel area.

      PUBLIC COMMENT

    3. Consider for recommendation to the Board a Certificate of Appropriateness to allow the 4-over-1 windows that were installed at 929 Merion Square Road, Gladwyne, private residence that is contributing to the Gladwyne Historic District to remain even though the Township approval required the installation of 6-over-1 windows.

      On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 HARB recommended denial.

      PUBLIC COMMENT

    4. Consider for recommendation to the Board a Certificate of Appropriateness to make improvements to the rear façade including the following: remove two fire escapes and a chimney, construct a small 2nd floor addition and fire escape assembly, raise the roof of the 3rd floor dormer, extend the dormer and install an egress door, remove siding from the dormer and gable end and install stucco, and replace 2nd and 3rd floor windows at 27 W. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc., Ardmore Historic District.

      On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 HARB recommended approval subject to the following conditions:

      1. Fiber cement shingles shall be installed on the rear gables instead of stucco; and
      2. The applicant shall return to HARB if additional exterior changes are required by the Building Code.

      PUBLIC COMMENT

  11. RESOLUTION

  12. Consider for recommendation to the Board enactment of a Resolution for 131-151 Rock Hill Road, Bala Cynwyd, to authorize the Township Manager to sign a Stormwater Maintenance Permit application for the installation of a stormwater management system under a portion of Rock Hill Road.
    (Exhibit C)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  13. REDISTRICTING

  14. Staff will present a plan for discussion showing revised voting ward boundaries based on population data from the 2010 census.
    (Exhibit D)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  15. ADVISORY BODY APPOINTMENTS

  16. Consider for recommendation to the Board the following reappointments: (Exhibit E)

    • Philip Franks to an additional five year term on the Historic Architectural Review Board such term to expire May 2019.
    • Michael James to an additional five year term on the Historical Commission, such term to expire May 2019.
    • Christian Busch to an additional five year term on the Historical Commission such term to expire May 2019.
    • Alan Ritterband to an additional one year term on the Planning Commission such term to expire May 2015.
    • Charles Howland to an additional two year term on the Planning Commission such term to expire May 2016.
    • Brian O’Leary to an additional three year term on the Planning Commission such term to expire May 2017.

    Consider for recommendation to the Board the following new appointments:

    • Joe Rudek to the Environmental Advisory Council for a four year term, such term to expire May 2018.
    • Julie Alexandre to the HARB for a five year term, such term to expire May 2019.
    • Catharine Cantlin to a four year term on the Planning Commission, such term to expire May 2018.

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  17. RESOLUTION

  18. Consider for recommendation to the Board enactment of a Resolution authorizing the Township Manager to sign on behalf of the Board of Commissioners intergovernmental agreements with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
    (Exhibit F)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  19. HOURS OF OPERATION – TIME PERMITTING

  20. Discuss regulating hours of operation for commercial businesses in proximity to residential uses in residential zoning districts.
    (Exhibit G)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

 

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