December 10, 1995 |
Larry Ryan's bags were packed. After 13 years in his whitewashed home on Airport Road, Ryan had decided it was time to move on. Loading his car with furniture, clothing and other possessions on a recent morning, he listed some of his reasons for selling his house and leaving. "The neighborhood has changed," he said. The woods that once stood across from his street were leveled to make room for a motel. There is more traffic exiting off Route 13. And, during the last few years, he said, his once-quiet neighborhood has become a magnet for prostitutes.
May 20, 1990 |
Valley Township supervisors have given a green light to a shopping center plan that will bring the first traffic lights to the township. In a 3-1 vote Thursday, the supervisors approved preliminary plans for the Airport Village shopping center. In return, the developer, Hough/Loew Associates of Exton, will give the township a half-acre triangle of land. The land will enable the township to straighten the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Airport Road. The board also amended the zoning ordinance to allow grocery and dairy stores in the center and to cut the number of required parking spaces.
March 8, 1990 |
Valley Township will pay $332,000 over the next eight years to tap into the Coatesville water system at three township locations. After negotiating with the Coatesville Authority for more than a year, the township Board of Supervisors Tuesday signed an agreement to buy bulk water from the authority for the next 15 years. The first payment of $23,200 will be due in December. Besides taps on Red Road, Lincoln Highway and Airport Road, and on the eastern end of Highlands Corporate Center, the agreement also calls for a Route 82 tap, with terms yet to be negotiated.
April 26, 2013 |
A driver is reported dead in a crash Thursday morning involving a box truck and tractor trailer on the Route 30 bypass in Valley Township, Chester County. TV news helicopter video from the scene showed the cab of the Ryder box truck was destroyed after apparently running into the rear of the tractor trailer about 11 a.m. near Airport Road. The name of the victim has not been released, and an investigation is under way.
November 4, 2013 |
Airport dining fare used to be rubbery hot dogs, stale sandwiches, and greasy fast food. No longer. With the opening of 20 new shops and restaurants in Philadelphia International Airport's busy Terminal F, travelers can now get a shower, a haircut, fancy eye cream and lotions, and they can dine on burritos, gourmet burgers, sushi and noodles, roast Brussels sprouts, duck-fat fries, and grilled salmon. One in six of the airport's 31 million annual passengers starts or ends his or her trip at one of Terminal F's 38 gates.
April 23, 2014 |
William B. Wilson, 92, formerly of Bryn Mawr, developer of the Brandywine Airport, died Friday, April 11, of respiratory failure at an assisted-living facility near his home in Menlo Park, Calif. Mr. Wilson saw action during World War II. He was enrolled at Williams College when he enlisted as a lieutenant in the Navy on Dec. 8, 1941. He became a pilot, teaching aerial photography. Toward the end of the war, he was based on the aircraft carrier Intrepid. After his military service, Mr. Wilson returned to Williams to graduate.
June 7, 1987 |
East and West Goshen Townships have agreed to cooperate in seeking state funding to repair five intersections spanning both townships, East Goshen Township Supervisor E. Martin Shane has said. At a meeting of the East Goshen supervisors Tuesday, Shane said that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had tentatively offered up to $1 million to repair the intersections. Representatives of both township boards met Monday to discuss ways to secure the PennDot money and to pay the additional $700,000 the repairs would cost.
October 30, 1988 |
The West Caln Planning Commission has recommended final approval for a 136- acre, 49-lot industrial park near the Chester County Airport after months of give-and-take between the Lancaster County developer and township officials. Within only 15 minutes at Wednesday's meeting, the commission recommended final approval. All summer, the commission and township supervisors ironed out details of the plan, requesting the widening of Airport Road from the Route 30 Bypass beyond the Highland Corporate Center to South Bonsall Road because of a sharp curve near the end of the industrial park's boundaries.
January 18, 1987 |
The West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors has voted to share with PennDOT and East Goshen Township the costs of a $1.72 million road improvement project in the Airport Road area. PennDOT officials said in a letter that they favor granting a priority allocation of $1 million to help fund the joint project sponsored by the two townships, according to West Goshen supervisor Richard C. Cloud. During their Tuesday night meeting, the supervisors voted unanimously to allocate $360,500 to fund one-half the project's remaining $721,000 cost.
September 11, 1988 |
A $4 million road-widening project in East and West Goshen Townships has been sent back to the drawing board after it received only half the amount of state funding that township officials had expected. "I would say it came as a relative surprise," West Goshen Supervisor Richard Cloud said at a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. "We didn't think there was going to be a problem. " "If you're dealing with the government, nothing's in the bag until you get a signed contract," East Goshen township manager Louis F. Smith Jr. said in an interview Wednesday.