Planning Division

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

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

Hearing Officer: Pamela M. Loughman, Esquire

HEARING AGENDA

  1. 6 Lancaster Avenue, The Palmer Apartments, Wynnewood, Ward 7, LD# 3768.
    The applicant seeks the following conditional uses for the construction of a new building containing 22 apartment units over a level of at grade parking.
    • Zoning Code Section 155-95.1 to hold 64 parking spaces in reserve.
    • Zoning Code Section 155-152.C to exceed the allowable impervious surface by 960 square feet. This request only applies to the site plan that maintains the existing access to Lancaster Avenue.
    • Zoning Code Section 155-144 to develop the property to the R-7 zoning district rather than the Open Space Preservation District (OSPD).

Building & Planning Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Approx. 7:00 p.m.
Board Room, Township Building

Board of Commissioners
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Board Room, Township Building


Anyone interested in reviewing the application and plans may do so in the Planning Division at the Township Building between 8:15 AM and 4:30 PM. Please call the Planning Division at 610-645-6119 with any questions related to this meeting or application. 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. As a courtesy to all, comments made from the audience during testimony will not be 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 Hearing Officer requests that the audience silence their cell phones at the beginning of the hearing.

 

Return to full list >>