Planning Division

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The Township's Building & 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. To promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare throughout the coordinated and practical development of the Township as outlined in the Zoning Code. To partner with Township residents and the development and commercial business community to encourage development that protects and enhances the aesthetic character of the community. To balance the evolving needs of the community in a comprehensive manner which culminates in the safe and timely completion of construction and development projects.


(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.


REVISED Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

Meeting minutes- Added June 3, 2015 - PDF 109KB
Co-Chairs: Alan Ritterband & Charles Howland
Members: Brian O’Leary, Anthony Vale, Harriet Ruffin, Richard Pasquier, Catherine Cantlin


  1. MEETING MINUTES – March 2, 2015

    209 Booth Lane,
    Haverford, SD# 3741, Ward 10
    A proposal to subdivide a 1.4 acre property into two lots. The existing dwelling at 209 Booth Lane is proposed to remain and 6,191 square feet of impervious surface is shown to be removed, including the pool, pool house, and patio areas.

    533 E Lancaster Avenue & 1024 Cedargrove Road,

    William Penn Inn, Wynnewood, SD# 3743, Ward 7
    A proposal to subdivide the two existing lots into four lots and construct three new single family detached dwellings with vehicular access from Cedargrove Road on Lots 2-4. The existing building, a Class II historic resource, is shown to remain on Lot 1 and be converted into three condominium units. Three, two-car garages are shown to be constructed on Lot 1.

    130 S Bryn Mawr Avenue & 846 Old Lancaster Road,

    Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, LD# 3742, Ward 10
    A proposal to construct a five story building along Lindsay Avenue, renovate the Warden Lobby and modify the drop-off area along Old Lancaster Road.



NOTE: Applications acted upon at the Planning Commission will be discussed at the following meetings:

Building & Planning Committee
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
approx. 7:30 PM
Board Room, Township Building

Board of Commissioners
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
7:30 PM
Board Room, Township Building

Issues memos and conditions of approval for agenda items can be obtained by e-mailing Senior Planner, Andrea Campisi; Planning Technician, Carissa Koll-Hazelton or Planning Technician, Jillian Puleo Dierks.

If an application is TABLED, it is not forwarded to the Building and Planning Committee. If you are uncertain about whether or not a plan has been tabled, call the Planning Division at 610-645-6140. If you have a disability and require auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations to participate in the proceedings, please contact Jody Kelley, Township Secretary at 610-645-6145 to discuss how the Township can accommodate your needs.


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