January 12, 1995 |
One of Chester County's largest nurseries and a Phoenixville industrial park are among the properties listed in a county sheriff's sale at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 in the county courthouse. Montgomery Nursery in Chester Springs, a six-time winner of "Best in Show" at the Philadelphia Flower Show, is listed for sale with 19 acres to satisfy a debt of nearly $2 million to Wilmington Trust of Pennsylvania. Residential property owned by Robert and Veronica Montgomery at 1025 Harmony Hill Rd. in East Bradford is also listed in the sale.
October 30, 1986 |
The city has solidified its plan to create a network of inner-city industrial parks by agreeing to purchase a vacant 60-acre Conrail tract in West Philadelphia. The city paid $600,000 for the land and will spend $2.7 million on site improvements to prepare the abandoned freight yard for use as an industrial park, said Charles Pizzi, director of commerce. The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. executed the deal on behalf of the city, he said. "What Parkside represents is PIDC's first venture into a large inner-city industrial park," Pizzi said.
March 18, 1993 |
Mayor Gerald Luongo yesterday offered a plan to encourage construction of a $100 million industrial park that would create at least 600 jobs. Standing before about 30 municipal, county and state officials who had gathered for a breakfast meeting in the municipal building, Luongo spoke of the construction of a 200-acre complex of offices and warehouses near the Black Horse Pike and Route 555. The completed industrial park could create 600...
March 6, 1988 |
A developer has plans for a 27-lot industrial park southwest of Route 322 and Boot Road, just south of Downingtown. Plans for the 84-acre Trestle Bridge Business Center were presented to the East Caln Township supervisors for preliminary review on Wednesday. The plans, submitted by owner Jarpenn Associates of Bala Cynwyd, were studied briefly by the supervisors and will be examined next by the township Planning Commission. The Jarpenn project includes a proposal to build a road linking Route 322 and Boot Road, allowing drivers to avoid the current intersection.
June 28, 1996 |
It took just 10 minutes for Planning Commission officials to decide what to do next about Conrail's master plan. But later in the meeting, some residents delivered bruising commentary about the railroad company, others made a plea for all sides to cooperate, and an explosive debate erupted about the rights of residents who live outside of Falls to influence the commission. About 170 residents from Falls and nearby communities came out to oppose Conrail officials, who want to build an 81-acre industrial park between Route 1 and Business Route 1. Commission officials took no action on the plan, which outlines Conrail's proposal for the site.
September 23, 1996 |
Supervisors approved Conrail's master plan for an 81-acre industrial park last week, setting the stage for a site-by-site fight among residents and would-be tenants of the park. The Board of Supervisors voted, 3-2, to approve the general outline of Conrail's plan for developing its land, which currently contains just tracks and a few buildings. Residents fear noise, smell and declining property value. The approval means prospective tenants can start applying to the township Planning Commission for permission to move in. The meeting broke down into sporadic shouts and appeals by residents as the vote neared.
January 21, 1997 |
A group of Lower Bucks residents has again taken its fight over an industrial park to court, charging that the supervisors ignored their own zoning laws when they approved construction plans submitted by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). Members of the Lower Bucks Neighborhood Coalition filed the suit last week in Bucks County Court to keep ADM from putting a 13.5-acre storage and distribution site in a Conrail industrial park between Route 1 and Old Lincoln Highway. "We don't want to keep them out," said Stevan Kip Portman, attorney for the coalition, which includes residents from Lower Makefield, Falls and Bristol Townships.
October 2, 1996 |
It was a single phone call from a nameless woman about opening a nameless business - an adult bookstore - on the bustling Route 130 corridor cutting through town. The inquiry was the last time township officials ever heard from the woman. But that call raised concerns about the possibility of an adult-entertainment district springing up close to Cinnaminson's churches and schools, not to mention residents' homes. In response, the Township Committee tried to restrict sexually-oriented businesses to an isolated area on the Delran border - only to find residents of both towns opposed to the idea.
June 2, 1998 |
During daylight hours, the sprawling business and industrial park east of Roosevelt Boulevard off Southampton Road in far Northeast Philadelphia is home to an army of workers. But early yesterday morning, as the explosive storm ripped through the area, the buildings were empty. "If this had hit at 1:30 in the afternoon, we would have had injuries and possibly worse back in here," said Police Officer John Long, as he surveyed what a city worker estimated was millions of dollars of damage in the ravaged park.
September 18, 1997 |
More than 200 people have returned to their homes and 30 have been released from the hospital, but the noxious odor that created havoc here Tuesday night remains a mystery, authorities said yesterday. Yesterday, emergency workers returned to the suspected source of the acrid odor, the I-95 Industrial Park, when four workers at the Ashland Chemical Co. there complained of nausea and headaches at 4 p.m., according to Robert Reeder, Chief of Emergency Medical Services at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.