July 4, 2011 |
Fire broke out at a commercial building in Downingtown on Monday during the borough's Good Neighbor Day celebration. A firefighter near Kerr Park spotted smoke coming from the building at 10 Wallace Avenue shortly after 2 p.m., Downingtown fire officials said. Significant damage was reported from the two-alarm fire at the one-story brick building. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Chester County Fire Marshal's office. Contact Inquirer staff writer Susan Snyder at 215-854-4693 or firstname.lastname@example.org
July 5, 2011
Fire broke out at a commercial building Monday in Downingtown during the borough's Good Neighbor Day celebration. A firefighter near Kerr Park spotted smoke coming from the building at 10 Wallace Ave. shortly after 2 p.m., Downingtown fire officials said. Significant damage was reported from the two-alarm fire at the one-story brick building. State police and the Chester County Fire Marshal's Office were investigating the cause. - Susan Snyder
August 8, 2016 |
Two firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a blaze at a commercial building in Pennsauken on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The firefighters, whose identities were not released, were taken to Cooper University Hospital, a Camden County dispatcher said. The blaze at 825 Hylton Rd. was reported at 1:10 p.m. and was put under control half an hour later. The dispatcher said roofing material had caught fire. The cause was under investigation. Pennsauken Fire Chief Joseph Palumbo said there was fire and smoke coming from the roof of the building, approximately 100-by-250-foot, when crews arrived.
October 4, 2011 |
A late night fire destroyed a commercial building in Gloucester Township, Camden County, but no one was injured. Police say they received a call at 10:52 p.m. Monday about a fire at the Wicked Designs building on the 1200 block of Old Black Horse Pike in the Blackwood section. The company designs and makes graphics and signs for corporate programs, including wraps for vehicles and banners. Units from Chews Landing, Blackwood, Glendora, Runnemede, Hi-Nella and Lindenwold Fire Companies responded, as did crews from the Gloucester Township Emergency Medical Service, Firefighters found heavy fire coming from the one-story building, with all sides ablaze.
February 6, 1986 |
The Easttown Planning Commission has approved a lot-averaging plan for 21 acres on Berkeley Road. The design for 15 lots was approved by a 4-1 vote, with George Willman voting no. The development, owned by Henry Belber 2d and O. John Fuchs Jr., has met with neighborhood opposition over several months of public meetings. On Monday night, when developers told the Easttown supervisors they were willing to change their plans to gain township approval for lot-averaging, the supervisors voted unanimously to place the matter on the planning commission's agenda for the next day. One neighbor, Donald Clarke, continued to raise questions at Tuesday's meeting of the commission, mostly about water levels.
January 24, 1993 |
Joanna Rhodes called it a "victory for the community" when she prevented a business from opening next door to her home on South Barber Avenue. And now, other commercial sites in residential neighborhoods that want to expand or change uses will be scrutinized more closely, local zoning officials say. The idea is to protect the aesthetics of the city's neighborhoods. "They will be handled on a case-by-case basis," said Jack Paterson, chairman of the zoning board. About 30 feet separates Rhodes' house in the 200 block of South Barber Avenue from a small, green, one-story commercial building.
March 22, 1987 |
The Uwchlan Township Planning Commission has agreed that the supervisors should consider allowing neighboring East Caln Township to annex less than half an acre of Uwchlan. The annexation would accommodate a proposed commercial building that otherwise would be located partly in Uwchlan. The land in question is part of a six-acre parcel located on the south side of Route 113, just west of the Keystone Credit Union building. Owner Fred Shubert of Downingtown has proposed building 25 townhouses and 11,000 square feet of commercial condominiums on the property.
January 8, 1987 |
The Horsham Township Planning Commission has approved the preliminary plans of developers William Merino and Phillip Guidi for a subdivision of single- family houses off Welsh Road, adjacent to the Squire Estates. At Tuesday night's commission meeting, Robert Blue, representing the developers, outlined their plans for a subdivision of lots ranging from 35,000 square feet to 58,000 square feet. Plans call for custom houses covering 3,000 square feet each. They would go for a base price of more than $200,000.
February 7, 1992 |
The historic Victory Building has just gotten one step closer to destruction. After weeks of postponing a decision, the Board of Licenses and Inspections Review yesterday gave the go-ahead to real estate magnate Sam Rappaport to tear down the architectural treasure at 10th and Chestnut streets. The demolition permit had been denied months ago by the city's Historical Commission. All four of the six board members who attended the hearing voted to grant Rappaport the permit, according to the board secretary.
October 29, 1987 |
Ignoring pleas from member Ruth Buescher, the Whitemarsh Township Planning Commission has recommended that the Zoning Hearing Board approve a rearyard variance for a commercial building at 444 Bethlehem Pike. The owner, Michael J. Lepore, wants to build a two-story addition to his existing three-story Victorian building, but zoning laws stipulate that no commercial structures may come within 100 feet of a residential zone. Lepore's addition would come within 48 feet of a residential zone, thus he needs a variance for 52 feet.