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 - Posted on 02/10/16, PDF

Co-Chairs: Charles Howland & Brian O’Leary 
Members: Anthony Vale, Harriet Ruffin, Richard Pasquier, Catherine Cantlin & George Ross


  1. MEETING MINUTES – November 2, 2015

  2. *** TABLED ***
    708 Pennstone Road,
    Bryn Mawr, SD# 3758, Ward 11
    A proposal to subdivide a 1.9 acre property into three new lots. The plan shows the existing single family dwelling on Lot 1 to remain and new single family detached houses with attached garages are proposed for Lots 2 and 3.

    17 Woodside Road & 195 W Lancaster Avenue,
    Ardmore West Shopping Center,
    LD# 3729, Ward 4
    A proposal to construct a series of three, one-story additions onto the existing commercial buildings totaling 2,332 square feet.

    6 Old Gulph Road,
    Gladwyne, SD# 3757, Ward 5
    A proposal to subdivide the 5.4 acre lot into two lots. New single family detached homes are proposed on Lots 1 & 2 and a 3.4 acre preservation area is also proposed.

    718 Sussex Road, Knox Home,
    Class 1, Wynnewood, SD# 3759, Ward 8
    A proposal to convert the former Knox Home and associated buildings, including the caretaker’s cottage and carriage house, into eight residential units with vehicular access via the existing driveway located on Sussex Road. The plan also shows the construction of eight new single family semi-detached dwellings with access from a common driveway extending from Argyle Road.

    100 Coulter Avenue, Suburban Square,
    Ardmore, LD# 3747, Ward 5
    The applicant is seeking Conditional Use approval under Zoning Code Section 155-87.25.C.3 to use architectural concepts and designs which differ from those set forth in the Mixed Use Special Transportation District (MUST).

  7. *** TABLED ***
    121 E City Avenue, Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center,

    Bala Cynwyd, LD# 3756, Ward 9
    A proposal to construct an 80 unit, three-story apartment building above at-grade parking along St Asaphs Road.


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

Building & Planning Committee
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
approx. 6:30 PM
Board Room, Township Building

Board of Commissioners
Wednesday, December 16, 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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