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

Conditional Use Hearing

100 Coulter Ave & 75 St James Pl

Hearing Officer: Pamela M. Loughman, Esquire

HEARING AGENDA

  1. 100 Coulter Avenue & 75 St. James Place,
    Suburban Square, Ardmore, CU# 3747

    1. To not comply with the Development Design Standards in the following Code Sections for the addition to Trader Joes:
      • Zoning Code Section 155-87.25.C.2.c – To not deemphasize the massing of all buildings in a variety of ways, including the use of projecting and recessed elements such as porches, windows, and roof dormers, to reduce their apparent overall bulk and volume, to enhance visual quality and contribute to human-scale development for the south/rear elevation. Such breaks in the facades and rooflines shall occur not more frequently than the width of two historic shop fronts (generally about 25 feet each) nor less frequently than 100 feet.
      • Zoning Code Section 155-87.25.C.2.e – To not articulate walls (west elevation) with less than 25% clear windows with two or more of the following:
        1. Details in masonry courses;
        2. The provision of blank window openings trimmed with frames, sills and lintels;
        3. If the building is occupied by a commercial use, recessed or projecting display window cases.
      • Zoning Code Section 155-87.25.C.2.j – To use EIFS on the addition which is not a permitted material.

    2. To not comply with the Development Design Standards in the following Code Section for the Dollar Lot Building:
      • Zoning Code Section 155-87.25.C.2.e – To not articulate walls (south elevation) with less than 25% clear windows with two or more of the following:
        1. Details in masonry courses;
        2. The provision of blank window openings trimmed with frames, sills and lintels;
        3. If the building is occupied by a commercial use, recessed or projecting display window cases.

    3. The applicant also seeks any other relief or approvals necessary to allow the proposed improvements for the development.

Please call the Planning Division at 610-645-6112 if you have any questions related to this agenda. 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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