October 30, 2015
A story Monday on the Lower Merion Fire Department's search for volunteers misstated the number of paid staff in the department. There are 25 full-time, and more than 30 part-time, firefighters. A story Tuesday on a debate in a Lower Merion commissioners' race gave the wrong location for a proposed mixed-use development in Ardmore. It is in Ward 4.
July 26, 2015 |
The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health has leased 17,000 square feet at Voorhees Town Center, a mixed-use development owned by Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. The center will pay more than $5.7 million over the 15-year lease at the office and retail development, Markeim Chalmers vice president Scott Martin, who served as the pediatric neurology specialist's broker, said Friday. The facility will occupy space formerly used by a big-box retailer at the center, which also accommodates the Voorhees Township municipal offices, Martin said.
October 23, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - The latest effort by Ardmore homeowners to block a controversial mixed-use development off Lancaster Avenue was greeted skeptically in Commonwealth Court on Wednesday. After a nearly three-hour hearing, Judge Dan Pellegrini allowed the developer, Dranoff Properties, to intervene as a party to the lawsuit and agreed to an expedited hearing for the defendants' objections. The Save Ardmore Coalition has asked the court to block the commonwealth from issuing $10.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funds for the eight-story residential and retail tower that would replace Lower Merion's Cricket Avenue parking lot. The coalition alleges it would be a misappropriation of funds because the legislature in 2007 approved $15 million in grants for "costs related to the redevelopment of the Ardmore train station.
August 28, 1998 |
The Board of Supervisors this week heard details of a plan to develop about 80 acres bordered by Township Line Road, Old Forty Foot Road, and Skippack Pike. The land, now cornfields and woodlands, has been owned by Montgomery County Commissioner Mario Mele since 1990, said Township Manager Daniel Stonehouse. "Gambone Bros. Development Co. has the property under agreement of sale with Mele," said Richard Burke, land management developer for the firm, which is proposing a mix of commercial, office and residential uses for the site.
February 25, 1988 |
Marple Township Planning Commission members have made sure that future homeowners who buy properties in housing developments will get what they pay for. The Commission voted 7-0 at Tuesday night's meeting to amend the subdivision requirement to include lighting standards in final site plans. The decision comes in the wake of an earlier controversy at the Paxton Chase development, where residents claimed that developer Donald Gaston had showed clients renderings which included lantern-style street lights but had actually installed regular lights.
July 16, 1989 |
Buckingham Township's first supermarket, a building with a facade designed to look like seven small, village shops, has been proposed. Plans for the store to anchor a mixed-use shopping center with apartments were unveiled by Whitehall Equities Ltd. of Newtown at Wednesday's meeting of the township Board of Supervisors. The site of the proposed development is at the intersection of Routes 202 and 263 behind the Buckingham Professional Building. Buckingham Village, as the proposed 13.2-acre development is called, will include several small retail shops, small offices, perhaps a bank, a state liquor store and a restaurant in addition to the 40,000-square-foot supermarket.
September 3, 2003 |
Four developers each put up a $50,000 fee and submitted proposals yesterday for the right to develop Penn's Landing, the 13-acre centerpiece of Philadelphia's riverfront. City Commerce Director James J. Cuorato said that before a decision was made in late October, all four would make presentations in an open forum and that the public would be given an opportunity to inspect the proposals. Each of the four developers envisions a mixed-use development for Penn's Landing - retail, office and, in some instances, residential - as well as public open space, Cuorato said.
August 30, 2005 |
A Pennsylvania judge has ended a bid by Pennsbury Township to use municipal land for a mixed-use development along Route 1. Perry County Senior Judge Keith B. Quigley, who heard the case because a Chester County judge had joined a citizens' lawsuit against the development, ruled the project was not in the public interest. Fronefield Crawford Jr., an attorney for developers Tim Fuller and John Ciccarrone, could not be reached for comment. The land was donated to the township in 1968, and deed restrictions limited it to public use. Attorneys for Pennsbury and the developers, who had been working on the project for about a decade, belatedly realized that those restrictions had not been removed and last year petitioned the court to lift them.
March 12, 2013 |
THIRTY-FOUR years ago, Sarah McEneaney was a young art-school graduate who bought an old building on a gritty industrial stretch of Callowhill Street, because the price was right and she wanted a home with studio space for her artwork. Back then, "it would be busy during the day and, at night, it would be desolate and kind of scary," she said. But the neighborhood slowly grew busier as Chinatown inched northward and developers built condos, she added. City officials now plan to chart that change.
February 13, 2014 |
CAMDEN Camden City Council members took multiple steps intended to help boost development in the struggling city at a meeting Tuesday night. Council approved on first reading a resolution to add a 7 percent surcharge to commercial parking fees. Only facilities used solely as "residential premises" would be excluded. City Attorney Marc Riondino estimated that the fee would bring in about $500,000 per year - money dedicated to demolishing abandoned structures deemed unsafe. Riondino said the revenue stream would be cited when the city applies for a "long-term" bond - the amount of which has not yet been determined - to demolish at least 500 properties.