April 24, 1988 |
The Oaklands Corporate Center has moved a step closer to completion as the West Whiteland Board of Supervisors has approved plans for the development of an additional lot on the 270-acre site, located on Route 30 west of Whitford Road. James J. Gorman, the developer, told the board Monday that building on the lot would be similar to others on the site. But Gorman agreed that the landscaping planned for the area might present a problem. Landscaping plans presented previously to the board showed that some of the trees and shrubs planned for the site were close to telephone lines, but the board approved the plans for development of the new lot with the condition that the landscaping plans be approved by the township engineer.
March 29, 1987 |
The Pennsbury Board of Supervisors has approved amendments to its zoning ordinance regulating landscaping and screening for new developments. The move came at the Monday night meeting after the third public hearing on the series of amendments designed to cope with growth in the township. The supervisors also approved an amendment regulating exterior light fixtures. The board asked its attorney to redraft amendments regulating microwave satellite antennas and geothermal heat pumps and will vote on them at a regular meeting, board chairman Edward Wandersee said.
April 10, 1988 |
Birmingham supervisors have allocated funds to spruce up the area around the Colonial-style township building on Route 926. At Monday night's meeting, they voted to spend $660 to finish the landscaping around the building and to use $890 per year from the capital- expense budget to maintain the grounds and plantings. The supervisors also approved a resolution accepting a deed of dedication for Heartease Drive in the 20-lot, 44-acre Heartease development on Wylie Road, west of Birmingham Road.
May 31, 1992 |
At Goshen Valley II condominiums they're going au naturel, at least when it comes to landscaping. As part of a summer-long experiment, the grounds around one building in the 192-unit complex will become completely pesticide-free, said landscaping contractor David Knight of Tops Tree Service Inc. "The only thing we will use on the turf is natural fertilizer," Knight said last week. . "We will monitor for weeds and insects, compile the data at the end of the season and see how it works.
October 10, 1997 |
Rosetree Crossing Apartments, Upper Providence Township, Delaware County. Mildred Fink had lived on the Main Line in a single family house for 28 years. When she sold it in a matter of days, she needed a place to live but hadn't thought about the Media area. "I had looked at a couple of apartments in the King of Prussia and Gulph Mills areas," said Fink, who has been a resident of Rosetree Crossing Apartments for five years. "One day I was passing by on Route 1 and saw this complex.
March 1, 1995 |
The Township Council made it clear Monday night that it wants some landscaping to accompany a proposed $2.5 million technology classroom building on Pennsylvania State University's Delaware County campus. Jeff Hawver, architect for the project, told the council that the university planned to rely on existing landscaping and reseed the area disturbed by the construction. However, Township Engineer Arthur Rothe said the campus would lose 26 trees with the new building. The university plans to ask the council to rezone the land from residential to institutional.
July 28, 1988 |
An urban planner has offered suggestions to lessen the impact of the Blue Route interchange on Lancaster Avenue near Route 320 and to spruce up other parts of Radnor Township. "Plant trees, columns of trees at the interchange and leading into Wayne," said Ronald Lee Fleming, president of Townscape Institute of Cambridge, Mass. "Combine landscape with public art. Have a planting program of color. " Fleming, also a designer, gave his views on enhancing the township, and in particular the downtown business district in Wayne, during a 40-minute slide program Monday night at the end of the commissioners' meeting.
March 29, 1998 |
Kingswood Apartments, King of Prussia, Montgomery County There's a plaque on the wall of the leasing office of the Kingswood Apartments that commends the complex in King of Prussia for its attractive landscaping. The award is from the Upper Merion Township Shade Tree Commission. "We think landscaping is very important," said Michele El Assri, the manager for the 772-unit, 52-acre complex just off South Gulph Road. "It's important for the residents, as well as those who are driving by. "We like to have as much blooming color as we can. " According to El Assri, the complex has won a number of other awards, ranging from landscaping to overall maintenance from the Philadelphia Apartment Association.
April 16, 1987 |
Despite concern about maintaining a wooded setting, Whitpain Township Planning Commission has recommended approval of two office buildings for the Blue Bell Office Campus. Hansen Properties plans to build a twin-office building on a vacant 13-acre tract on its campus at Walton and Township Line Roads. The commission reviewed the plans Tuesday and voted 6-0 to recommend that the Zoning Hearing Board accept the plan, if the township planner and engineer approve the landscaping. The four-story buildings would have a total of 198,000 square feet and include a walkway to connect the structures.
March 1, 1989 |
When Sewell landscaper Greg Deibert drove to Somerset County three weeks ago to buy a dwarf bonsai bougainvilla variegata for $200, he was entering Phase Two of his planning for next week's Philadelphia Flower Show. Phase Two consists of full-tilt, total obsession. Deibert says that most of his waking hours now are spent either working on or thinking about the exhibit that he will unveil to the public at the flower show's opening Sunday. Phase One for Deibert - the selection of a theme, the sorting of ideas and the preliminary planning - began last March.