August 27, 1987 |
Jeffrey Blank thought he had a good plan that would benefit both his business and the people of Jenkintown, but the Jenkintown Zoning Hearing Board did not like it as much as he did. Tuesday night the board voted 4-0 (member Jeffrey N. Klauder was absent) to deny Blank permission to create a parking lot on a half acre of land he owns behind the Jenkintown Commons Apartments, which he also owns. Blank wanted to remove the house now on the tract to provide more parking for his apartment tenants.
December 11, 1986 |
About 100 Washington Township residents and state Assemblyman Anthony S. Marsella gathered last night to protest the New Jersey Transit Authority's plan to build a park-and-ride lot near the Black Horse Pike, between Greentree Road and Shopper's Lane. All the residents who spoke at the meeting along with Marsella (D., Fourth District) opposed the proposed lot. Marsella arranged the meeting, which was attended by transit authority officials, at the township building. "The site you have chosen is the wrong location for Washington Township," Marsella said.
August 14, 1988 |
Several residents of the Roslyn section of West Goshen have said they fear that drainage from a proposed parking lot at West Chester University might aggravate flooding problems in their neighborhood. The 1,000-car lot, proposed for 6 acres in the 800 block of South High Street, would drain into the Plum Run, which floods four or five times a year, according to Roslyn resident Samuel Heinz. At Tuesday's meeting, Heinz, who lives in the 800 block of South Church Street, gave the Board of Supervisors a petition signed by 33 residents asking for the township's help in negotiating with the university.
June 14, 1987 |
A request to allow parking on a 133-by-50 foot lot near Concord Road came back before the West Goshen Zoning Hearing Board last week. At the order of the West Chester Court of Common Pleas, the zoning board heard additional evidence Thursday in a case that it rejected in January. The case was brought by Nicolina Pugliese, who owns the small tract near Concord Road and abutting Turner Alley, a private road between Paoli Pike and Route 3. She wants to sell the land to a West Goshen resident who has proposed an office building for an adjacent lot and needs additional room for parking.
July 14, 1988 |
Radnor Township commissioners might have found land for sorely needed parking for the public library, but the solution could cost more than $100,000. Commissioner James C. Higgins Jr., chairman of the library committee, disclosed Monday night that land at the rear of the library might be available and suitable for at least 24 parking spaces. "The land is available," Higgins said at the commissioners' meeting, "but there might be logistical problems of access, a retention basin and whether the spaces should be metered.
July 14, 2013
A WOMAN gave birth inside a car in a parking lot on Broad Street in North Philadelphia last night. Police and medics were called to the parking lot at the Rent-a-Center on Broad near St. Lukes about 8:30 p.m., according to fire communications and police radio. Medics responded and took the mother and the new baby to Temple University Hospital in good condition, according to fire radio.
November 17, 1988 |
The Rev. John M. Kless, pastor of Glenside Bible Church, has asked the Abington Zoning Hearing Board for permission to pave land behind the church for a parking lot. The church at 447 Keswick Ave. needs the board's approval because it is in a residential zone. Any expansion of an institutional use requires a special exception from the zoning board. The proposed parking lot would provide spaces for 20 cars and measure about 50 feet by 100 feet. The board took no action at the meeting Tuesday night.
October 11, 1987 |
The Newtown Planning Commission last week acted on the principle that you shouldn't take away what already exists. Voting unanimously, the six-member panel recommended approval of plans for a parking lot in front of an office building in a district where the township code prohibits front-yard parking. The parking lot has been in place for many years but came into question because of recent renovations. The Board of Supervisors will take final action on the plans.
May 18, 1989 |
Andy Feinstein appears to have lost his battle to prevent a parking lot from being built on a small field across the street from his house in Jenkintown. The Jenkintown Zoning Hearing Board unanimously approved an application by MSK Associates of Philadelphia to build the parking lot on the residentially zoned property at Rydal and Clement Roads. The approval was one of the last hurdles in the myriad borough approval process needed to clear the way for MSK's proposed $30 million renovation of the former Strawbridge & Clothier building on Old York Road for an office and retail shop complex.