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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 

FINAL AGENDA

  1. ESCROW RELEASES

  2. Consider for recommendation to the Board approval of the release of funds held in escrow as Improvement Guarantees in accordance with Section 135-5 of the Township Code for the following (Exhibit A):

    20 N Buck Lane
    Haverford Court
    Escrow Release no. 5 -- $52,368.00

    Beaumont at Bryn Mawr
    601 N Ithan Avenue
    Escrow Release no. 2 -- $107,569.00

    9-19 S Wyoming Avenue
    Waterford Walk
    Escrow Release no. 4 -- $95,405.00

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  3. *** TABLED ***
    CONDITIONAL USE DECISION
    310-324 Righters Mill Road,
    Gladwyne, Ward 1, SD# 3700.
    Expiration Date –8/6/2014 ........................................ Zoning – R 5/HROD

  4. Applicant – Mac Brand
    Property Owner – 310 Righters Mill, LLC & 318 Righters Mill, LLC
    Applicant’s Representative – Fred B. Fromhold, Esquire, Fromhold Jaffe and Adams

    Consider for recommendation to the Board a recommendation from the Hearing Officer for the following conditional use requests:

    • Zoning Code Section 155-151.B(1)(g) to convert the Odd Fellows Hall into a two-family dwelling.
    • Zoning Code Section 155-151.B(1)(g), to convert the church into a two-family dwelling.
    • Zoning Code Section 155-128 to create a rear (narrow) lot to contain the existing cemeteries on Lot 4.
    • Zoning Code Section 155-152, to reduce the required 25 foot rear yard setback on Lot 5 to approximately 17.4 feet for the existing church; and
    • Zoning Code Section 155-152, to increase the impervious surface by approximately 29% on Lot 5.

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  5. *** TABLED ***
    PRELIMINERY LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN
    310-324 Righters Mill Road,
    Gladwyne, Ward 1, SD# 3700.
    Expiration Date –8/6/2014 ........................................ Zoning – R 5/HROD

  6. Consider for recommendation to the Board a Preliminary Land Development Plan to subdivide the two existing properties into five lots, preserve the Odd Fellows Hall on Lot 1 and construct a three story addition at the rear, construct two new detached garages and associated driveways on Lot 1, construct two new single family detached dwellings with 1,603 square foot footprints on Lots 2 & 3. Lot 4 will contain the two existing cemeteries and the Lower Merion Methodist Episcopal Church and twin dwellings will remain on Lot 5. The church will be renovated and divided into two residential units and the existing parking area will be reconfigured. A set of stucco piers will also be constructed at each end of the cemetery driveway. 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.

  7. *** TABLED ***
    CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS

  8. Consider for recommendation to the Board a Certificate of Appropriateness to eliminate a previously approved wood deck at the rear of unit B in the proposed converted church building and install a patio on the west side of the unit across from the entranceway, change the proposed door to the deck to a window assembly and install a door assembly by the garage of unit B at 310 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne, Gladwyne Methodist Church, Gladwyne Historic District.

    On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 HARB recommended approval as submitted.

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  9. *** TABLED ***
    TENTATIVE SKETCH PLAN
    150 Monument Road,
    Bala Cynwyd, Ward 9, SD# 3724.
    Expiration Date – 9/30/2014 ........................................ Zoning – CAD-RCA

  10. Applicant – Richard Gottlieb, Keystone Properties Group
    Property Owner – Monument KPG III LLC
    Applicant’s Representative – Carl Primavera, Esquire,
    Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg, LLP

    Consider for recommendation to the Board a Tentative Sketch Plan prepared by Lessard Design dated July 10, 2014 showing the construction of a six story apartment building containing 207 apartment units and 207 at and above grade parking spaces. A four story parking garage containing 272 parking spaces and 3,980 square feet of commercial area and the reconfiguration of the existing surface parking lot to provide 194 surface parking spaces is also shown. The following conditions shall be complied with on the Preliminary Plan.

  11. PRELIMINARY LOT LINE CHANGE PLAN
    1622 Spring Mill Road,
    Woodmont & 1790 Aloha Lane, Gladwyne, Ward 2, SD# 3647
    Expiration Date – 10/5/2014 .................................... Zoning – R AA/HROD/OPSD

  12. Applicants – Alan Grant, authorized agent of 1790 Aloha Lane and Roger Klaus, on behalf of Palace Missions, Inc.
    Property Owners – Alan Grant, authorized agent of 1790 Aloha Lane and Roger Klaus, on behalf of Palace Missions, Inc.
    Applicant’s Representative – Alan Grant, authorized agent of 1790 Aloha Lane

    Consider for recommendation to the Board a Preliminary Lot Line Change Plan prepared by Momenee & Associates, Inc. dated June 19, 2014 showing the transfer of 11,932 sq. ft. from 1622 Spring Mill Road to 1790 Aloha Lane and the construction of a 137 square foot addition to the dwelling at 1790 Aloha Lane. 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. On Monday, July 28, 2014 the Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions:

    Future Development:

    1. The applicant shall record a deed covenant against 1622 Spring Mill Road that requires preservation area to be set aside with any future subdivision. The preservation area allotment shall be based on the existing lot area of 1622 Spring Mill Road which is 2,868,295 square feet or 65.18 acres.
    2. The 1% increase in impervious surface shall be calculated based on the existing lot area of 1790 Aloha Lane which is 15,752 square feet.

    Standard Plan Items:

    1. Tree trimming in the right-of-way shall be performed if/as directed by the Township Arborist.
    2. 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 where feasible as determined by the Township Engineer.
    3. A wooded lot calculation, including the number of trees proposed to be removed, shall be provided for 1790 Aloha Lane and shall be subject to the approval of the Township Arborist. Compensatory planting may be required. The Township Planning Division and Arborist shall approve the number, size, species and location of compensatory trees.
    4. The Bridlewild Trail shall be accurately shown on the plan.

    Utilities:

    1. The existing on-lot septic system and the limits for a new/remedial on-lot septic disposal area shall be shown for 1790 Aloha Lane on the Final Plan.
    2. Existing utility service line locations to 1790 Aloha Lane shall be shown on the Final Plan.

    Standard Conditions of Approval:

    1. Existing buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting on the property. The address numbers shall be a minimum of four (4) inches (102mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7mm).
    2. New deeds of confirmation shall be recorded for both lots concurrent with the recording of the Final Plan.
    3. Revisions to the plan shall address the Township Engineer’s July 21, 2014 review letter. 
    4. 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.
    5. The Final Plan, complying with all applicable conditions of approval, shall be filed with the Department of Building and Planning within twelve (12) months from the date of approval by the Board of Commissioners.
    6. The owner shall 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.
    7. 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.
    8. The property owner(s) shall comply with all applicable federal, state, county, local and Lower Merion Township ordinances and laws regardless of specific mention herein.

    In addition, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the following waiver:

    • A waiver of Subdivision Code Section 135-35, to create irregular lots.

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  13. PRELIMINARY LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN
    232 & 236 W Montgomery Avenue,
    Haverford, Ward 4, SD# 3719
    Expiration Date – 8/31/2014 ............................................ Zoning – R 7

  14. Applicant – Jason Duckworth, Arcadia Land Company
    Property Owner – 232 W Montgomery Avenue Associates, LP
    Applicant’s Representative – Jason Duckworth, Arcadia Land Company

    Consider for recommendation to Board a Preliminary Land Development Plan prepared by Momenee and Associates, Inc. dated June 2, 2014, last revised July 11, 2014 showing the demolition of the two existing dwellings and the construction of eight townhouses served by a common driveway to W Montgomery Avenue. 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.  On Monday, July 28, 2014 the Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions:

    Site Layout:

    1. The applicant shall install a pedestrian connection from the public sidewalk at the edge of one side of the guest parking spaces leading to the interior courtyard. 
    2. The applicant shall work with staff to incorporate a combination of pedestrian scaled lighting, street trees, and a mix of paving materials to create the illusion of separate vehicle and pedestrian areas within the interior courtyard.

    Architectural Elevations:

    1. The townhouses shall be constructed substantially as shown, including materials, on the architectural elevations, prepared by Architectural Alliance dated December 10, 2010.
    2. If the proposed zoning amendment which permits front porches is adopted, then the proposed porches shall comply with the adopted ordinance.
    3. The applicant shall consult with staff on the selection of garage doors.
    4. The proposed steps shall be adjusted so as not to project into the right-of-way. Separate building permits shall be obtained for the steps. The treads, risers, landings and railings shall comply with all applicable building codes.
    5. 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.

    Landscape Plan:

    1. The applicant shall provide additional interior and foundation plantings. 
    2. The wooded lot calculations shall be subject to the approval of the Township Arborist.
    3. The applicant shall work with staff to enhance the buffer plantings. 
    4. A revised 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 shall be submitted for staff review and approval.

    Recreation Area:

    1. The applicant shall pay a recreation fee of $20,000. The fee shall be submitted with the building permit application.

    Traffic and Circulation:

    1. Maneuverability diagrams shall be submitted documenting the adequacy of the overflow parking spaces at the front of the site.
    2. Since the proposed street trees are located within the required sight distance triangles, the final configuration of the driveway shall be subject to the approval of the Traffic Safety Unit of the Lower Merion Police Department.

    Stormwater Management and Erosion Control:

    1. A note shall be added to the Post Construction Stormwater Management Plan that requires all roof drains to be directly connected to the seepage bed.
    2. The responsibility for the continued maintenance and operation of the detention basin, inlets, conveyance line and swales shall be the obligation of the property owner. This note shall be clearly indicated on the plan and included in the Deed.
    3. Seepage beds shall be designed to empty the total design storm volume in twenty-four (24) hours or less. Due to the location and depth of the test results a maximum expected percolation rate of one (1”) inch/hour shall be used to document compliance unless another value is approved by the Township Engineer. The recharge dimensions shall be adjusted to satisfy the requested permeability rate. 
    4. All seepage beds shall contain a sediment trap accessible for maintenance. The roof drain piping on the western side of the development shall include a sediment trap. 
    5. Calculations shall be provided which qualify the capacity of the storm drainage collection system and conveyance swales. 
    6. The during construction and permanent system shall account for tail water effects from connections to the existing storm sewers. Adjustments to the basin routing shall be made as necessary if outlet control governs the design. 
    7. The number of perforations per linear foot of pipe and the size of the perforations shall be provided and shall not be less than five-sixteenths (5/16”) inch in diameter and provide an opening area not less than three and thirty-one hundredth (3.31) square inches per square foot of pipe surface. 
    8. 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 shall be listed on the plan. 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.
    9. Clarification shall be provided as to why a greater area of impervious cover was used in the off-site runoff contribution than was used in the post development analysis. Calculations shall be revised as required.
    10. Additional detail is required in the sequence of construction activities. Installation of the sanitary main and service utilities shall be listed. Notification of the Township Engineer shall be listed in the sequence following installation of protective barriers and prior to earth disturbance.
    11. Notification of the Township Engineer for inspection shall be listed prior to installation of the seepage bed, piping and sanitary sewer extension.
    12. The roof drain conveyance piping on the west side of the parcel shall be shifted to the edge of the created slope and inlets shall be added to assist in the conveyance of runoff. The pipe size shall be increased to a minimum of eight (8”) inches.
    13. Up to two (2) additional yard drains shall be added to the piping on the east side of the development. The grading shall be adjusted to create a swale that will convey the runoff to the basin at the front of the site. 
    14. The runoff crossing to the adjacent properties during the construction phase of the project shall be managed so that the water quality/quantity impact is minimized to the adjacent properties. Diversion berms, stoned construction staging areas, and inlets/piping shall be provided as necessary and/or directed by the Township so as to ensure acceptable conditions during the construction phase.
    15. The offsite drainage area along the south (rear) property line shall be reduced and shall terminate at the top of the slope. Offsite drainage shall not include the area of railroad ballast. 
    16. Since the temporary diversion berm at the back of the site will direct offsite runoff onto the adjoining properties either the temporary berms shall be redesigned to prevent redirection of runoff or the temporary basin shall be designed to accommodate the drainage from the wooded slope offsite to the south of the development. The calculations and design shall be adjusted as required to address this concern.
    17. All inlets in non-paved areas shall be graded in a twelve (12”) inch sump condition in order to increase the efficiency of runoff collection. Inlets in a swale shall be graded in a minimum six (6”) inch sump with additional required freeboard provided to the limits of the swale edge. Spot elevations shall be added to the plan to clarify grading.
    18. The storm sewer in Montgomery Avenue shall be extended to the property frontage and a new inlet shall be added. The outflow pipe from the basin shall connect to this new inlet. A detail of the inlet shall be added to the plans. A note shall be added that the existing inlet shall be repaired/replaced as required/directed by the Township. 
    19. The detail of the temporary basin shall include the specific design for the facility and shall be consistent with the calculations and plan view.

    Construction Details:

    1. The applicant shall submit a demolition plan with the Final Plan. The demolition plan shall indicate how dust and other air particles will be controlled, the procedure for demolishing the buildings and how the demolished building materials will be removed from the site. If asbestos or any other regulated hazardous material exists within the building, it shall be removed and certifications to that effect shall be filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
    2. During demolition of the existing structures the applicant shall ensure that the contractor takes appropriate measures to minimize dust at all times during active demolition. A hose or water truck shall be provided on site to spray the buildings during demolition. 
    3. The applicant shall take photographs of all elevations of all buildings to be demolished. The photographs shall be submitted to Township staff for archival purposes with the Lower Merion Historical Society. 
    4. A detail of the retaining wall shall be provided. 
    5. A certification by a civil engineer of the condition of any portions of the existing retaining walls to remain shall be provided. Any recommended improvements/repairs shall be made a condition of approval.

    Utilities:

    1. A profile of the private sanitary sewer extension shall be provided on the plan. The location of the sanitary lateral connections, roof drain conveyance lines, stormwater basin connectivity pipe and water service lines shall be indicated. Non-interference shall be verified. Adequate isolation distance/concrete encasement to protect water service lines shall be provided as required.
    2. The location of all proposed utility services shall be provided.
    3. A Planning Module or Exemption shall be approved by the City of Philadelphia and the DEP prior to recording the Final Plan.
    4. Adequate water supply shall be documented for the development. A letter from Aqua Pennsylvania shall be submitted certifying adequate supply for the additional properties. 
    5. A detail of the proposed sanitary sewer manhole shall be provided and shall conform to Township standards. A detail of the channel shall also be provided.

    Plan Requirements:

    1. The error of closure shall be provided and shall not be greater than 1:5,000. 
    2. Spot elevations shall be provided on the Grading Plan to clearly indicate the sidewalk slope across the proposed driveway and the cartway grade at the curb line. 
    3. 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. 
    4. The impervious surface calculations for the common drive in the existing and proposed conditions shall be clearly delineated on the plan and the parcels that are allocated to the shared use shall be listed. The Zoning Officer shall approve the proposed allocation of impervious surface.
    5. If one does not exist, an easement with metes and bounds shall be provided for the driveway on the east side of the development serving the adjacent parcel(s). The paving that is shown to remain in the buffer area shall be subject to the approval of the Zoning Officer.

    Standard Conditions of Approval:

    1. An outdoor lighting plan, sealed by a responsible design professional, that includes illuminance patterns shall be submitted to and approved by the Director of the Building and Planning Department prior to issuance of any permits. The location, luminaire type, wattage, means of control and pole height shall be indicated. Lighting shall be designed to minimize the off-site transmission of light, to shield the source of illumination and to prevent glare on adjacent properties. Exterior luminaires shall be full cut-off unless it can be demonstrated that cut-off luminaires are more appropriate and will result in less off-site light trespass.
    2. The lighting plan shall be designed to comply with the 2009 IECC or the 2007 ASHRAE Standard 90.1. 
    3. A deed of consolidation shall be recorded concurrently with the Final Plan. 
    4. The applicant shall utilize the services of an architectural salvage or deconstruction company, to preserve or recycle building materials on the existing structures and stone retaining walls, including but not limited to stone, brick, and wood. Architectural details such as windows and interior and exterior details including but not limited to fixtures and any wood, glass and metalwork of quality and good condition shall be salvaged. The applicant shall provide documentation to planning staff indicating how this condition will be met. 
    5. Revisions to the plan shall address the Township Engineer’s July 18, 2014 review letter except to the extent modified in the conditions.
    6. Any changes to the approved plans shall require the submission of an as-built plan prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. Building and Planning staff can waive this requirement if the changes are determined to be insignificant.
    7. New buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting on the property. The address numbers shall be a minimum of four (4) inches (102mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7mm).
    8. 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. 
    9. 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 Preliminary Plan approval. 
    10. 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. 
    11. 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. 
    12. The property owner(s) shall comply with all applicable federal, state, county, local and Lower Merion Township ordinances and laws regardless of specific mention herein.

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  15. ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

  16. 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 September 17, 2014 to amend the Code of the Township of Lower Merion, Chapter 155, entitled Zoning, to Amend Article XXXIV, Section 155-213.A(1)(b) regarding street build to line and Section 155-213.J(1)(c) regarding buffer requirements adjacent to railroad rights-of-way. If the public hearing does not conclude on September 17, 2014, the hearing will be continued on Monday, September 22 or October 1, 2014 and the ordinance will be considered for adoption at that time.
    (Exhibit B)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  17. ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

  18. 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 September 17, 2014 to amend the Zoning Code of the Township of Lower Merion to create a new Zoning District grouped together within the City Avenue District, the new District being designated the City Avenue District – Bala Village (BV); and within the District providing use regulations, Dimensional Standards, Parking and Loading Requirements, Density Regulations, Development Design Standards and Signage Regulations. If the public hearing does not conclude on September 17, 2014the hearing will be continued on Monday, September 22 or October 1, 2014 and the ordinance will be considered for adoption at that time.
    (Exhibit C)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  19. ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

  20. 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 September 17, 2014 to amend the Code of the Township of Lower Merion, Chapter 155, entitled Zoning, Section 155-6, Zoning Maps, Zoning Map No. 2, to extend the boundary of the City Avenue District by Rezoning from R-4, R-6A and R-7 Residence Districts and C-1 and C-2 Commercial Districts variously to City Avenue District Bala Village BV, those properties at 1, 7, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 35, 45, 48, 101, 102, 104, 105, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 128, 130, 134, 163, 171, 201, 202, 206, 210, 215, 216, 220, 221, 224 and 225 Bala Avenue, together with properties at 229 City Avenue, together with property owned by SEPTA at City Avenue, together with properties at 15, 23, 25, 27, 31, 101, 111, 115, 119, 121, 125, 169, 181, 183, 185, 189 and 199 West City Avenue, together with properties at 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 115, 117 and 118 Cynwyd Road, together with property at Heather Road owned by Consoto Corp, together with property at 10 Montgomery Avenue, together with properties at 5 and 7 North Highland Avenue, together with property at 1 Oakland Terrace, together with properties at 10 and 11 Union Avenue. If the public hearing does not conclude on September 17, 2014, the hearing will be continued on Monday, September 22 or October 1, 2014 and the ordinance will be considered for adoption at that time.
    (Exhibit D)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  21. ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

  22. 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 September 17, 2014 to amend the Code of the Township of Lower Merion, Chapter 155, entitled Zoning to amend Article XXXV, City Avenue District, §155 -217.B.(4) Use Regulations regarding Multiple-Use Development Standards; and to amend §155-217.C.(10)(h) Dimensional Standards limiting applicability of the building height and spacing requirements to buildings on the same lot; and to amend §155-217.E.(10) Density Increase For Off-Site Traffic Improvements to clarify Township determination of improvements; and to amend §155-217.F.(5)(e)[3][c] Development Design Standards regarding pedestrian way standards. If the public hearing does not conclude on September 17, 2014, the hearing will be continued on Monday, September 22 or October 1, 2014 and the ordinance will be considered for adoption at that time.
    (Exhibit E)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  23. HISTORICAL COMMISSION

    1. Consider for recommendation to the Board a proposal to construct two additions onto the existing home at 128 Fairview Road, Class 2, Penn Valley, 2014-R-10.

    2. On Monday, July 28, 2014 the Historical Commission recommended approval as proposed on documents dated July 16, 2014. (Exhibit F)

      PUBLIC COMMENT

    3. Consider for recommendation to the Board a proposal to construct a two-car garage with an entry addition on the front elevation and construct a second story addition to the rear elevation of the existing home at 438 Clairemont Road, Class 2, Villanova, 2014-R-11.

    4. On Monday, July 28, 2014 the Historical Commission recommended denial of the requested changes. The Commission recommended approval of the outdoor shower enclosure if it can be clearly proven that the enclosure does not attach to the brick or stone at the corner of the building.

      PUBLIC COMMENT

  24. CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS

    1. Consider for recommendation to the Board a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the garage/shed accessory building at 333 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne, private residence, Gladwyne Historic District.

      On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 HARB recommended approval as submitted provided the applicant coordinates with a salvage company to preserve any usable building materials.

    2. PUBLIC COMMENT

    3. Consider for recommendation to the Board a Certificate of Appropriateness to renovate the carriage house to remove a cantilevered stairway and construct a stairway/storage area addition, extend the garage by enclosing the carport area and reinstall the existing garage doors, and replace all of the windows with wood aluminum clad windows to match the existing at 933 Black Rock Road, Gladwyne, private residence, Gladwyne Historic District

      On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 HARB recommended approval as submitted.

      PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

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