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

Building & Planning Committee (Special)

Co-Chairpersons: Commissioners Elizabeth S. & Rogan Philip S. Rosenzweig
Vice-Chairpersons: Commissioners George T. Manos & Joshua L. Grimes

SPECIAL AGENDA

  1. REQUEST FROM ARDMORE INITIATIVE TO CONDUCT A THIRD-PARTY VENDOR EVENT IN SCHAUFFELE PLAZA MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT 6

    Consider for recommendation to the Board a request from Ardmore Initiative to sponsor an outdoor Antiques and Vintage Market in Schauffele Plaza Municipal Parking for up to two (2) Saturdays in 2016.
    (Exhibit A)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  2. REQUEST TO WAIVE ZONING HEARING BOARD FEES

    Consider for recommendation to the Board a request from nine property owners on River Road to reduce the Zoning Hearing Board application fee for applications seeking relief to allow fences to remain in the floodplain. The applicants, staff and the Zoning Hearing Board have agreed to consolidate these applications in order for a reduced fee to be considered.
    (Exhibit B)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  3. NOISE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

    Discuss an ordinance to amend the Code of the Township of Lower Merion, Chapter 105 thereof, entitled Noise and Exterior Lighting, by deleting existing noise regulations in Articles I and II in their entirety and creating a new set of noise standards.
    (Exhibit C)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

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