November 6, 1994 |
A Florida company is planning to build a five-story, 300-unit retirement village near Brandywine Hospital. If it wins approval from West Brandywine Township officials, the Freedom Group Inc. of Bradenton, Fla., plans to build the village on 31 acres at Reeceville and Caln Meetinghouse Roads. Freedom Group has an option to buy the property from Bradley Conquest of Morgantown, Berks County. The retirement village would employ about 300 people. Plans for the community, to be known as Freedom Village, are being shepherded through the approval process by James Burnham of Glenmoore, who resigned as president of Brandywine Hospital last June.
March 26, 1992 |
Delaware County Council Tuesday approved the issuance of bonds worth $80 million to build a retirement community on 40 acres behind Riddle Memorial Hospital in Middletown. The bonds are being issued by the Delaware County Authority, an agency that helps to fund health-care institutions, said Council Chairwoman Mary Ann Arty. The bonds will finance the building of the Riddle Village Continuing Care Retirement Community Project, said a spokesman for the authority. The retirement community will have 235 apartments, a gymnasium, a music hall and a banquet hall, the spokesman said.
August 27, 1987 |
A vote on final plans for the proposed White Horse Village retirement community has been scheduled for Tuesday by the Edgmont Township Board of Supervisors. Although a special meeting had been called last Tuesday night to consider final plans for the development at Delchester and Gradyville Roads, the supervisors decided to put off a vote until their next regular meeting. "I'd feel more comfortable having time to digest this for a week," said Supervisor Sue Neuman. "I don't think a week will make a significant difference," said board Chairman Lynmar Brock Jr. Developer Frank Martin of Media first brought his plans for White Horse Village before the Edgmont Township Planning Commission in March 1986.
September 29, 1988 |
Developer Louis F. Hankin has taken his opposition to Warrington's new institutional zoning ordinance to court. Hankin filed an appeal last week in Bucks County Court because the retirement village he proposed at County Line and Kansas Roads would not comply with the new ordinance. Under the new ordinance, the size of a retirement village must be smaller than he has proposed. Hankin's 157-acre parcel off Kansas Road is the only institutionally zoned land in the township. Hankin's appeal said that township officials did not properly advertise the ordinance and therefore it is not valid.
August 3, 1988 |
The Springfield Planning Board on Thursday questioned the political impact of placing a retirement village near two landfills and the New Jersey Turnpike. Danmic Inc., an area development company operated by Michael Laino and Bud Quigley, had asked the board for a zoning change to build a 456-home age- restricted community on 169 acres next to a toxic Superfund site and the new Burlington County landfill. Denis Germano, solicitor for the zoning board, said that the landfills could become "a hazard to the body politic," if future residents demand that the township eliminate environmental threats, whether they are actual or imagined.
May 6, 1993 |
Andrew Liston placed his hand on the rounded front fender of a 1930 Ford Fodor, then knocked on the deeply burnished metal and nodded appreciatively. "This is so thick, so heavy - now it's very light," said Liston. "You touch anything now and you get a dent. " Although they had stopped to admire the Ford, Liston and his wife, Adele, were actually looking for a 1932 Chevrolet with a rumble seat - "the car we went on our honeymoon in 58 years ago. " It was a second-hand car when they owned it, Adele Liston remembered.
July 3, 1995 |
On most days, it is remarkably quiet around the well-manicured lawns and spotless streets of Holiday City, a residential enclave built exclusively for senior citizens who want smaller homes, neighbors their own age, and, usually, a little silence. Come election time, though, they make themselves heard. They vote. Heavily. More than 80 percent of the neighborhood's 450 residents are registered, eclipsing the average in a township where one in two people sign up to cast ballots.
June 18, 2013 |
Homer C. Curtis, 96, a retired psychoanalyst and leader in the analytic community, died of coronary artery disease on Tuesday, June 4, at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne. Before moving to the retirement village in 2011, he had lived in Haverford, Lower Merion Township, for almost 60 years. Dr. Curtis practiced in Haverford and Philadelphia, training therapists and psychoanalysts and treating patients until retiring several years ago. "His warmth, empathy, and insightfulness made him a much sought-after analyst, supervisor, and teacher," his family said in a prepared statement.
October 20, 1986 |
Lower Moreland commissioners are expected to render a decision Nov. 11 that will affect a proposal to build single-family attached housing on Pine Road. The commissioners on Wednesday concluded their hearing on a curative amendment filed against the township by Holly Tree Associates, a Huntingdon Valley developer that wants to build 15 townhouses on 2.3 acres at 2760 Pine Rd. The hearing had been continued from Sept. 24. The amendment, or "cure," would allow single-family attached housing to be built on less than 10 acres, according to the developer.
July 21, 1997 |
In Pennsylvania State University circles, there aren't many figures more prominent than alumnus and trustee William Schreyer, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch & Co. who has given millions to his alma mater. And if there is someone more appreciated, it's legendary head football coach Joe Paterno. So when Penn State President Graham Spanier proposed last year that the university lend its name and lease some college-owned land for a private real-estate venture - and when college officials selected a development partnership whose investors include Paterno and Schreyer - some members of the board of trustees were concerned.