Impact Fees Proposed For Developments

Posted: November 08, 1987

West Goshen officials will consider placing "impact fees" on new developments in the township.

At a Planning Commission meeting Wednesday, member Clarence Mercer suggested that the township consider such fees, to be assessed on a per-lot basis. The fee would help alleviate the impact of developments on the township, he said, and would be used to upgrade roads and for similar improvements.

Township engineer Kenneth Lawrence said he would gather information on such fees for the planners.

Also Wednesday, the Planning Commission was to consider a request by Chester County Hospital to allow operation of a day-care center. The issue was omitted from Wednesday's agenda through an "administrative oversight," said Paula Ott, attorney for the hospital, but it will be on the agenda Nov. 17.

The hospital is seeking a zoning code amendment to remove restrictions on day-care centers in medical-service districts.

The hospital, hoping to attract nurses by providing day care, is planning the center in its new medical office building at Goshen and Marshall Roads.

In other business, the commission:

* Tabled for engineering review a request by John Ciccarone to subdivide the Food Fair parcel on East Gay Street, in order to add six-tenths of an acre to his property. The move would allow Ciccarone to build an addition and add parking to his dry-cleaning business. The Planning Commission told Ciccarone that a land development plan for the addition could require a zoning variance

because the land is in a flood plain.

* Tabled a request by developer Robert McLaughlin to subdivide a 1.3-acre parcel at 415 N. Five Points Rd. into three lots, pending revisions to the preliminary plan by McLaughlin.

* Tabled for engineering review a preliminary plan to subdivide five acres at 1100 Airport Rd. into eight lots. The plan was submitted by David Yarnall of Chadds Ford and Arthur Marcellus of West Chester.

* Recommended rejection of a plan to subdivide 15 acres on Knollwood Drive extension into 19 lots. The Planning Commission turned down the proposal from Thomas Cappeli because the time limit for consideration of the application was ending, Lawrence said.

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