August 17, 1986 |
About 150 acres in the western end of Edgewater Park Township bordering Perkins Lane would be rezoned to low-density residential use under an ordinance that the Township Committee will consider Wednesday. Under the new zoning, a property owner would need 40,000 square feet of land to construct a residence. The tracts are now zoned for medium-density residential use, requiring 20,000 square feet per house, or if there are no adjacent water or sewer lines, 25,000 square feet per house.
November 16, 1989 |
About 400 people filled the gym of the Ardsley Community Center this week and continued to protest plans to build houses on a wooded section of Hillside Cemetery. After an evening of testimony, peppered with criticism from residents, the Abington Township Board of Commissioners closed the Monday hearing on rezoning 23 acres of the property along Susquehanna Road. Board Chairman Richard Fluge said the board would announce its decision next month. The rezoning would limit the number of houses built on the lot at the western end of the cemetery.
July 12, 1987 |
Anticipating future commercial growth, officials in Monroe Township have proposed a series of zoning changes to govern development of small businesses and offices throughout the township. The proposed zoning changes would affect more than 100 lots throughout the township. The proposals include the rezoning of land to regional-growth community commercial and regional-growth planned office districts along about 10 roads, including parts of the Black Horse Pike, Routes 322 and 555 and Cross Keys Road.
June 16, 1989 |
A City Council committee yesterday approved the rezoning of a section of the Delaware River waterfront to make it easier for developers to build housing, hotels, retail shops and office buildings there. The rezoning of the triangular patch bounded by Spring Garden Street, Delaware Avenue and Interstate 95 must be approved by the full Council before it becomes official. The rezoning will be on next Thursday's agenda. The 25-acre area is zoned industrial, but most property owners agreed that that is outdated because of the decline in port activity.
July 12, 1990 |
Despite the intense opposition of three board members, the Upper Dublin Board of Commissioners has approved a plan to rezone 33 acres to accommodate 240 apartments. The property, about half of which is flood plain and cannot be developed, is bordered by Dreshertown Road, Limekiln Pike and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. During a meeting Tuesday night, the board voted, 4-3, to approve rezoning the property from residential to multiple dwelling. An additional two acres bordering the turnpike, previously zoned commercial, also was rezoned multiple dwelling.
October 8, 1987 |
Cinnaminson Township officials last night considered rezoning a piece of property so that local truckers would have a place to legally park their rigs. Under a two-year-old ordinance, tractor-trailers cannot be parked in residential areas in the township. But the law has created a hardship for independent truckers such as Thomas Bell, who said he had parked his rig outside his Fork Landing Road home for 17 years. Bell said he had twice been fined $50 since the new law took effect.
July 24, 1988 |
The Warrington Planning Commission has recommended that the township's three office/residential parcels be rezoned to office/professional in an effort to discourage residential development along Route 611. The Planning Commission made the recommendation Thursday night, based on a proposal by the Industrial Development Advisory Board. The advisory board has proposed rezoning most of the lots bordering Route 611 as well as undeveloped tracts along County Line Road to attract more office and light-industrial development.
October 29, 1989 |
The Falls Township Planning Commission has recommended the rezoning of 141 parcels to limit the manufacture and transportation of hazardous materials. The ordinance would bar the manufacture of chemicals and heavy metals in the areas and prohibit the transportation or storage of hazardous materials, medical waste and toxic substances. The vote was 4-0. About 20 affected parcels are near Old Tyburn Road and Old Bristol Pike near the Pennswood Mobile Home Park. The parcels are zoned "transportation terminal.
May 15, 1988 |
The Newlin Township Board of Supervisors has approved the rezoning of 9 acres in Mortonville from commercial to residential, clearing the way for the construction of three houses. Peter Zimmerman of Birchrunville was seeking the change to develop an 80- acre parcel off Strasburg and Fairview Roads. The 9-acre portion is in Newlin and the remainder of the property is in East Fallowfield. The supervisors voted, 3-0, Monday night to approve the zoning change. Zimmerman's plans call for the construction of three houses on the 80-acre tract, which would be deed-restricted from further development.