May 10, 1987 |
The Swarthmore Borough Planning Commission has recommended that Borough Council approve the Thatcher Park preschool playground committee's plan to enclose the park with a fence. The commission made the recommendation Wednesday evening. The Borough Council on Monday night refused to ask the Zoning Hearing Board for a variance to allow the fence to be placed at the edge of the park, which is owned by the borough, but instead told the playground committee to obtain the Planning Commission's opinion.
November 18, 2005 |
One vase was molded out of soil and wax, one looked like a bag made of clear vinyl, and another, made of wood, was designed to warp when water was poured in. And there were vases fashioned from pipe fittings, tree roots, recycled concrete, and florist's foam. But when the winners of Collab's annual student design competition were announced at the Art Museum on Monday, the top prize went to a vase made out of ice. Instead of a typical container, Brett Duncan's "Ice Bloom impermanent vase" featured flowers frozen right into its surface.
May 8, 1988 |
Pocopson Township's Zoning Hearing Board has approved a zoning variance that will allow a Lenape Road resident to build an addition that will come closer to the side-yard property line than allowed by township ordinance. At a hearing Tuesday, the zoning board granted the variance to Anthony J. and Marguerite L. Musacchio, who want to build a two-story addition consisting of a two-car garage and eat-in kitchen. Pocopson requires at least 20 feet between a house and side property lines; Musacchio's addition will be 16 feet from the property line.
December 6, 1987 |
A Newlin man has been granted a variance that clears the way for him for the sale and development of part of his property off Glen Hall and Beagle Roads. Resident Clarence S. Miller wants to sell 13.9 acres of his Glen Hall Road property to Alan Thomas of East Bradford. At the Zoning Hearing Board meeting Wednesday night, Thomas said he planned to build a house and move his family to the property. Miller plans to continue living on the remaining 31.9 acres. A variance was needed because a 1986 ordinance requires a 100-foot frontage on the road, and the property now has only a a 35-foot frontage.
May 4, 1989 |
The Morrisville Borough Zoning Board has granted a variance allowing a car repossession and processing business to operate in an existing vacant building on Harrison Street. The business, to be owned by David Hermes of Levittown, will process about 40 repossessed cars a month, bringing the cars to the facility to repair locks and clean cars when needed, Hermes said. The cars would then be shipped to other locations to be sold. Hermes needed a variance because there is only room on the lot for seven parking spaces.
November 9, 1986 |
The Whitemarsh Township Zoning Hearing Board has denied variance requests for two commercial developments and granted requests for two others. During a lengthy meeting Wednesday night, the board voted 4-0 to deny the request of the Seltzer Development Corp. to build an office-warehouse on the southeast corner of Butler Pike and Campus Drive. The 8.4-acre site is one of 16 lots in the Whitemarsh Industrial Campus. The land slopes 10 percent, and construction of the 70,000-square-foot building would have required a variance from the township's steep-slope ordinance.
November 15, 1987 |
A Downingtown couple has won approval to build a carport next to their home at the southeast corner of Washington and Whiteland Avenues. Paul and Victoria Zelesnick, who have lived in the home for nine years, want to add a 27-by-15-foot wooden carport on the east side of the house to cover the driveway and prevent rain from leaking into the basement. However, the carport would extend to within one or two feet of their property line, and the Downingtown zoning code requires that carports be three feet or more from property lines.
June 16, 1986 |
Exxon Corp.'s plan for modernizing a 56-year-old service station at Montgomery and Haverford Avenues has been turned down. The Narberth Zoning Hearing Board Thursday rejected Exxon's request for a zoning variance. The variance would have enabled Exxon to build on the lot even though it was about 1,000 feet short of the borough's required 15,000- square-foot lot minimum for gasoline stations. Attorney John M. Phelan, who represented Exxon at its April 30 hearing before the zoning board, was unavailable for comment.
February 22, 1987 |
The West Pikeland Zoning Hearing Board has denied a variance to Thomas Hughes of Wayne, who wanted to install a driveway steeper than required under the township zoning ordinance. He was seeking permission to have a 12 percent grade for 75 feet in a driveway leading to a house being built on Route 113 near Route 401. At a meeting Tuesday night, Hughes told the board that his contractor hit rock when digging for the driveway. Hughes wanted a variance from the requirement of a 10 percent grade.
June 11, 1987 |
The East Torresdale Civic Association will oppose a zoning variance application for a single-family housing development proposed for the northeast corner of State Road and Grant Avenue, an attorney for the association said Tuesday. Members decided Monday night, in a closed session after their regular monthly public meeting, to oppose the plan by developer George Pappas, said Richelle Hittinger, the attorney. Pappas' plan first was presented to the civic association in March, she said.