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Planning Division

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Mission

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.

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

REVISED: Building & Planning Committee

All Times Are Approximate

Co-Chairs: Commissioners Joshua L. Grimes & Elizabeth S. Rogan 
Vice-Chairs: Commissioners George T. Manos & Todd M. Sinai

AGENDA

Please note that the Building and Planning Committee agenda that was posted to the Township website on Friday contained an error with respect to Item #5 which is a Request to Remove and Amend Conditions of Approval for 205 Llanfair Road, Ardmore, SD# 3788, Ward 5. 

The original agenda incorrectly listed the condition that the applicant seeks to have removed. The original agenda included the condition below:  

  1. The applicant shall grant an easement to the Township to allow access to the stream for stabilization of the banks and to install erosion control measures.

The attached version of the agenda has been revised and now includes the correct condition as shown below.  

  1. A temporary easement shall be recorded until such time as a final determination is made with regard to the relocation of the sanitary lateral serving 146 Anton Road that crosses Lot 2. 

Please contact Andrea Campisi at acampisi@lowermerion.org with any questions. 

The meeting agenda is available to view on our agenda software system, hosted by NovusAGENDA. Click or copy and paste the following link on your browser to view the agenda. To view exhibits of the agenda item, click on the heading of the agenda line item.

https://lowermerion.novusagenda.com/Agendapublic/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=453&MinutesMeetingID=-1&doctype=Agenda

Download the PDF version of the Agenda below.

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