Planning Division

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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

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

REVISED AGENDA

  1. MEETING MINUTES – April 6, 2015

  2. WAIVER OF LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN
    47 & 55 Cricket Avenue,

    Ardmore, LD# W-15-001, Ward 4.
    A proposal to partially demolish the existingbuilding at 47 Cricket Avenue, demolish the building and detached garages at 55Cricket Avenue and construct a temporary parking lot with 45 parking spaces.

  3. TENTATIVE SKETCH PLAN
    146-156 Cricket Avenue & 15 W. Spring Avenue,

    Ardmore, LD# 3745, Ward 4.
    A proposal to demolish six single familydetached dwellings located at 146-156 Cricket Avenue and 15 W. Spring Avenue,consolidate the six lots, and construct nine townhouses and twelve singlefamily semi-detached dwellings.

  4. TABLED
    WAIVER OF LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN
    141, 145 & 147 Montgomery Avenue,

    Bala Cynwyd LD# W-15-002, Ward 13.
    A proposal to partially demolish theexisting building and construct a second story addition at 141 MontgomeryAvenue, installation of four parking spaces at 145 Montgomery Avenue andreconfiguration of vehicular circulation throughout the site

  5. TABLED
    TENTATIVE SKETCH PLAN
    259 City Avenue,

    Wendy’s, Merion, LD# 3744, Ward 9.
    A proposal to demolish the existing building and construct a new Wendy’s restaurant.

  6. ORDINANCE AMENDMENT – To amend Chapter 155, Zoning, Article III, Classification of Districts, by amending Section 155-9B, to exempt land leasedby the Township from the provisions of Chapter 155.

  7. ORDINANCE AMENDMENT – To amend Chapter 155, Zoning, Article XXI,Section 99, Nonconforming Uses, to amend the Nonconforming Use requirements inSubsection D, Restoration, to measure damage to nonconforming buildings byhabitable floor area, and by adding a new Section 155-99.1, to provideexpansion regulations for nonconforming dimensional buildings.

  8. DISTRIBUTION OF ORDINANCE AMENDMENT – Definition of Preservation Area

  9. OLD BUSINESS

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

Building & Planning Committee
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
approx. 6:30 PM
Board Room, Township Building

Board of Commissioners
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
8:00 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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