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 - Posted on 02/09/16, PDF

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

AGENDA

  1. REORGANIZATION

  2. MEETING MINUTES – December 3, 2015

  3. PRELIMINARY LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN 17 Woodside Road & 195 W. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, 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.

  4. PRELIMINARY LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN 100 Coulter Avenue, Suburban Square, Ardmore, LD# 3747, Ward 5. A proposal to construct a four level, 571 space parking garage at 75 St. James Place containing approximately 3,000 square feet of retail at grade facing Coulter Avenue; construction of a two-story building at 100 Coulter Avenue containing approximately 20,000 square feet of retail on the first floor and 20,000 square feet of office on the second floor; construction of a 3,884 square foot one story addition to the rear of Trader Joe’s and demolition of the existing freight shed.

  5. PRELIMINARY LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN146-156 Cricket Avenue & 15 W. Spring Avenue, Ardmore, LD# 3745, Ward 4. A proposal to demolish six single family detached dwellings located at 146-156 Cricket Avenue and 15 W. Spring Avenue, consolidate the six lots, and construct nine townhouses and twelve single family semi-detached dwellings.

  6. TENTATIVE SKETCH PLAN718 Sussex Road, Wynnewood, Knox Home, LD# 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 to Sussex Road. The construction of eight new single family semi-detached dwellings accessed from Sussex Road are also proposed.

  7. FLOODPLAIN ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

  8. FOR DISTRIBUTION - SOUTH ARDMORE HISTORIC DISTRICT & HISTORIC RESOURCE INVENTORY ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS

  9. FOR DISTRIBUTION - HISTORIC OBJECTS ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

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

Building & Planning Committee
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
approx. 6:00 PM
Board Room, Township Building

Board of Commissioners
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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. To find out if an application 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. When addressing the Planning Commission, please state your name and address before making comments. As a courtesy to all, comments made from the audience during testimony or Planning Commission deliberation are not permitted and are not included as part of the public record. Public speakers are encouraged to summarize their comments and limit presentation to three minutes per item. Speakers representing a group are encouraged to limit their presentation to five minutes. The Planning Commission requests that the audience silence their cell phones at the beginning of the meeting.

 

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