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Building & Planning Committee
All Times Are Approximate
Date: 12/12/2012 6:30 PM
Location: Township Administration Bldg - 2nd Floor Board Room
75 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003-2323

Co-Chairs: Commissioners Elizabeth S. Rogan & Philip S. Rosenzweig 
Vice-Chairs: Commissioners George T. Manos & Daniel S. Bernheim 

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

  1. CONDITIONAL USE DECISION
    822 W Lancaster Avenue,
    Bryn Mawr Theater Film Institute,
    Bryn Mawr, Ward 10, CU# 3685.

  2. Applicant – Bryn Mawr Theater Film Institute
    Property Owners – Bryn Mawr Theater Film Institute & Main Line Health Real Estate, LP
    Applicant’s Representatives – John Cluver, Architect & Bob Zimmerman, Esquire

    Consider for recommendation to the Board a conditional use application to not comply with the Development Design Standards of the Bryn Mawr Village District pursuant to Zoning Code Section 155-215.E.3 as shown on site plans prepared by Chester Valley Engineers, dated September 14, 2012 and as shown on architectural elevations prepared by Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP also dated September 14, 2012 showing the construction of a 5,783 square foot addition to the existing theater.
    (Exhibit A)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  3. PRELIMINARY LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN
    822 W Lancaster Avenue,
    Bryn Mawr Theater Film Institute, &
    1-9 Central Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Ward 10, SD# 3685.
    Expiration Date – 12/23/2012 .................................. Zoning – BMV-3/HROD

  4. Applicants – Bryn Mawr Theater Film Institute & Main Line Health Real Estate, LP
    Property Owners – Bryn Mawr Theater Film Institute & Main Line Health Real Estate, LP
    Applicant’s Representative – Robert Zimmerman, Esquire

    Consider for recommendation to the Board a Preliminary Land Development Plan prepared by Chester Valley Engineers dated September 14, 2012, last revised November 16, 2012 showing the consolidation of six vacant parcels on Central Avenue with 822 W Lancaster Avenue and the construction of a 5,783 square foot addition to the existing theater. The following conditions shall be complied with prior to recording the Final Plan by means of plan revision, completion or financial guarantee, unless specifically exempted. On Monday December 3, 2012, Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions:

    Site Design & Architectural Elevations:
    (Conditions of approval 1-5 to be incorporated into the Conditional use decision.)

    1. The brick base to the addition shall match the brick and mortar at the side of the existing film institute building with the proposed brick and mortar to be reviewed by staff.
    2. The storefront and exit door on the south elevation shall be reviewed and approved by staff. 
    3. The applicant shall include movie posters, that may be lit or unlit, or other equivalent visual material in some combination on the six large panels that flank the center section of the Central Avenue elevation of the addition behind the greenscaping or on the north and south elevations subject to zoning approval.
    4. Smooth fiber cement siding shall be used on the addition.
    5. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning units shall be located as far back on the addition and as close to the existing building as possible. Any mitigation measures for these units shall be reviewed and approved by staff. 
    6. The location of any proposed advertising signage for the property shall be shown on the Plan.
    7. The mean grade of the structure shall be calculated and shown on the plan. The architectural plans shall be coordinated with and shall comply with the grading proposed with this application.

    Landscaping & Site Design:

    1. The applicant shall provide a water source for the proposed landscaping to ensure its survival.
    2. The applicant shall donate four required street trees that cannot be installed on the site to the Township for off-site planting.
    3. The landscape plan shall comply with the applicable sections of the Natural Features Code Sections 101-9, 101-5B, with the exception of any waivers. The plan shall be prepared and sealed by a Registered Landscape Architect and submitted with the Final Plan.
    4. A bike rack shall be provided. The applicant shall work with staff to determine the appropriate location.
    5. Tree protection details shall be provided and shall be consistent with Township standards.

    Stormwater Management:

    1. The note on the plan shall be modified to clearly state that all existing and proposed roof drains shall be connected to the seepage bed through a sediment trap.
    2. Discharge from the temporary stormwater basin shall be converted from a concentrated flow to a sheet flow. The overflow shall not discharge directly into Central Avenue. The applicant shall investigate the feasibility of connecting the temporary outfall into the existing storm system via installation of the permanent twenty four (24”) inch CIP and fifteen (15”) inch RCP.
    3. All seepage beds shall contain a sediment trap accessible for maintenance. A sediment trap shall be shown on the plan and a detail provided. 
    4. A description of how the permanent stormwater control facility will be operated and maintained shall be submitted by the design engineer. The frequency of inspection and the contact information for the party responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facility shall be listed. The plan shall be presented in recordable form as a covenant running with the land and shall be approved by the Township Solicitor prior to recording. 
    5. Revised drainage area maps that match the values used in the analysis shall be provided with the calculations for verification of data used in the qualifications.
    6. The runoff crossing to the adjacent properties during the construction phase of the project shall be managed so that the water quality/quantity impact is minimized to the adjacent properties. Diversion berms, stoned construction staging areas, and inlets/piping shall be provided as necessary and/or requested by the Township to ensure acceptable conditions during the construction phase. 
    7. The one (1”) inch diameter orifice in the temporary basin shall be redesigned.
    8. Inlet No. 3 shall be shifted away from the walkway into the non-paved areas. It shall be graded in a twelve (12”) inch sump condition or other approved dimension to increase the efficiency of runoff collection. Additional spot elevations shall be added to the plan to clarify grading. The existing six (6”) inch water line and eight (8”) inch sanitary sewer main shall be shown in the profile for the proposed fifteen (15”) inch RCP in Central Avenue. 
    9. The six (6”) inch and eight (8”) inch roof drains shall be further specified as to material and minimum slope. Calculations shall be provided that delineate the area discharging to each pipe and qualify the capacity. 
    10. The drain pipe from the trench drain shall be clearly shown in the drain detail.
      The areas collected by the trench drain shall be delineated in the calculations and the collection capacity verified for the 100-year storm. The conveyance pipe size, material, and minimum slope from the trench drain shall be clearly specified on the plans and qualified for the design storms.
    11. The detail for the outlet structure shall indicate a water-tight connection of the control riser to the structure bottom, sides, and outfall pipe. The detail shall note that the connection method shall be approved by the design engineer and the Township Engineer.
    12. The detail for the outlet structure indicates both a six (6”) inch and eight (8”) inch line from the trench drain. This shall be clarified on the plans.
    13. The invert elevations for the roof and trench drain connections to the outlet structure shall be provided on the detail. The CMP standpipe control riser shall be further specified as aluminum or aluminized steel. 
    14. For clarity, the standardized detail for the rain tank shall not indicate a paved area above, optional overflow pipe, or bottom outlet pipe. The detail shall be modified to indicate the twenty-four (24”) inch connection pipe to inlet No. 3.

    Utilities:

    1. The size, material, and slope of the storm sewer located across Central Avenue shall be indicated. The invert of the inlets in the vicinity of the development shall be provided.

    Standard Plan Items:

    1. A Planning Module, Exemption or letter stating “no sewer planning required” shall be approved by the City of Philadelphia and the DEP prior to recording the Final Plan. 
    2. A roadway restoration detail complying with Township standards shall be provided.

    Standard Conditions of Approval:

    1. An outdoor lighting plan, sealed by a responsible design professional, that includes illuminance patterns shall be submitted to and approved by the Director of the Building and Planning Department prior to issuance of any permits. The location, luminaire type, wattage, means of control and pole height shall be indicated. Lighting shall be designed to minimize the off-site transmission of light, to shield the source of illumination and to prevent glare on adjacent properties. Exterior luminaires shall be full cut-off unless it can be demonstrated that cut-off luminaires are more appropriate and will result in less off-site light spillage.
    2. The lighting plan shall be designed to comply with the 2009 IECC or the 2007 ASHRAE Standard 90.1. 
    3. If required by the Fire Department, all buildings shall have approved radio coverage for emergency responders within the building based upon the existing coverage levels of the public safety communications systems at the exterior of the building.
    4. A copy of the revised plan shall be submitted with any changes highlighted. A letter shall also be provided with the revised plan indicating how each requested revision has been addressed in the re-submission.
    5. Revisions to the plan shall address the Township Engineer’s November 19, 2012 review letter.
    6. The Final Plan, complying with all conditions of approval, shall be filed with the Department of Building and Planning within twelve (12) months from the date of the Preliminary Plan approval.
    7. New deeds of confirmation shall be recorded for each lot concurrent with the recording of the Final Plan.
    8. New and existing buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting on the property. The address numbers shall be a minimum of four (4) inches (102mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7mm). 
    9. Any changes to the approved plans shall require the submission of an as-built plan prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. Building and Planning staff can waive this requirement if the changes are determined to be insignificant. (B) (PCO)
    10. The owner will make payment of fees and expenses of the Township’s professional consultants who perform services on behalf of the Township with respect to these plans and the work contemplated thereunder and will establish and maintain with the Township those escrows for the payment of such fees required by Township Code. Owner agrees that any statement from the Township for such fees which remain unpaid for a period of 30 days may be recorded against the property as a municipal lien.
    11. The owner shall make payment of the Township Engineer’s and/or Clerk of the Works’ inspection fees within 30 days of presentation. A penalty of 1.5% per month will be due for late payments from the date of presentation. If any shares are not paid within 60 days of presentation, the Township may elect to suspend any outstanding permits until all pending charges are settled.
    12. The property owner(s) shall comply with all federal, state, county and applicable Lower Merion Township ordinances and laws regardless of specific mention herein.

    In addition, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the following waivers:

    1. A waiver from Subdivision & Land Development Code Section 135-7, to not provide a Tentative Sketch Plan.
    2. A waiver from Subdivision & Land Development Code Section 135-16B.17, to not provide a Historic Resource Impact Study.
    3. A waiver from Natural Features Code Section 101-9, to not provide all of the required plant material.
    4. A waiver of Subdivision and Land Development Code Section 135-35.A, to create an irregular lot.
    5. A partial waiver of Stormwater Management & Erosion Control Code Section 121-5.B.4.A, to allow the use of pre-development cover conditions as the basis for qualifying peak rate of runoff for the “during construction” phase of the project.

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  5. PRELIMINARY LOT LINE CHANGE PLAN
    1106 Bryn Tyddyn Drive, 1650 Spring Mill Road &
    1135 Ginkgo Lane,
    Gladwyne, Ward 2, SD# 3686.
    Expiration Date – 12/27/2012 ....................................... Zoning – R AA

  6. Applicants – Edward S. Baumstein & Dr. James & Kathleen Fox
    Property Owners – Edward S. & Brucie F. Baumstein & Dr. Jame
    & Kathleen Fox
    Applicant’s Representative – Fred B. Fromhold, Esquire, Fromhold Jaffe & Adams

    Consider for recommendation to the Board a Preliminary Lot Line Change Plan prepared by Momenee & Associates, Inc. dated August 28, 2012, last revised October 16, 2012, proposing to transfer 1,083 square feet from 1135 Ginkgo Lane and 12,270 square feet from 1650 Spring Mill Road to 1106 Bryn Tyddyn Drive. The following conditions shall be complied with prior to recording the Final Plan by means of plan revision, completion or financial guarantee, unless specifically exempted. On Monday, December 3, 2012 the Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions:

    Standard Plan Items:

    1. The Bridlewild Trail in the right of way of Ginkgo Lane shall be shown on the plan.
    2. Concrete road control monuments shall be installed at the right-of-way at the intersection of each property line and at all changes in direction as determined by the Township Engineer. 
    3. Tree trimming in the right-of-way shall be performed if/as directed by the Township Arborist. 
    4. Since the height of the retaining wall on 1106 Bryn Tyddyn Drive, which was constructed over the property line, is over four (4’) feet, certification from a civil engineer as to the stability and integrity of the retaining wall shall be submitted prior to approval of the Final Plan.

    Standard Conditions of Approval:

    1. A copy of the revised plan shall be submitted with any changes highlighted. The revised plan shall address the comments in the Township Engineer’s letter dated November 26, 2012 with the exception of item B3. A letter shall be provided indicating how each requested revision has been addressed in the re-submission.
    2. New deeds of confirmation shall be recorded for all lots concurrent with the recording of the Final Plan.
    3. Existing buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting on the property. The address numbers shall be a minimum of four (4) inches (102mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7mm). 
    4. The Final Plan, complying with all applicable requirements, shall be filed with the Department of Building and Planning within twelve (12) months from the date of approval by the Board of Commissioners. 
    5. The owner shall make payment of fees and expenses of the Township’s professional consultants who perform services on behalf of the Township with respect to these plans and the work contemplated thereunder and will establish and maintain with the Township those escrows for the payment of such fees required by Township Code. Owner agrees that any statement from the Township for such fees which remain unpaid for a period of 30 days may be recorded against the property as a municipal lien.
    6. The owner shall make payment of the Township Engineer’s and/or Clerk of the Works’ inspection fees within 30 days of presentation. A penalty of 1.5% per month will be due for late payments from the date of presentation. If any shares are not paid within 60 days of presentation, the Township may elect to suspend any outstanding permits until all pending charges are settled. 
    7. The property owner(s) shall comply with all applicable federal, state, county, local and Lower Merion Township ordinances and laws regardless of specific mention herein.

    In addition the Planning Commission recommended approval of the following waiver:

    1. Subdivision and Land Development Code Section 135-35.A.2, Lots, to create irregular lots.

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  7. TENTATIVE SKETCH PLAN
    1414 W Montgomery Avenue &
    1312, 1314, 1316 and 1320 Wendover Avenue,

    Rosemont College, Rosemont, Ward 6, LD# 3687.
    Expiration Date – 2/4/2013 ......................................... Zoning – R 1/ R2/HROD

  8. Applicant – Randy L. Eldridge, Vice President, Rosemont College
    Property Owner – Rosemont College
    Applicant’s Representative – Edmund J. Campbell, Jr., Esquire, Silverang & Donohoe, LLC

    Consider for recommendation to the Board a Tentative Sketch Plan prepared by Momenee & Associates, Inc., dated October 6, 2012 showing the consolidation of five parcels, construction of a 4,600 square foot athletic building, relocation of an existing multi-purpose athletic field, softball field and parking areas. The proposal also includes the installation of artificial turf, field lighting, safety netting, a public address system and other associated improvements. The following conditions shall be complied with on the Preliminary Plan, unless specifically exempted. On Monday, December 3, 2012 the Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions:

    Architectural Elevations:

    1. Architectural elevations of all sides of the proposed athletic building including a list of materials shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan.

    Landscaping/Site Amenities:

    1. The applicant shall explore creating a sidewalk connection from Wendover Avenue to the internal spine walkway on the site. 
    2. Grading associated with the athletic fields shall be minimized to reduce impacts to existing trees.
    3. Lighting, wiring and fencing shall be adjusted as necessary to reduce impacts to existing trees.
    4. If trees between the athletic fields and the railroad tracks are removed, then new trees shall be installed to supplement the existing buffer.
    5. There shall be no net loss of trees on the campus as a result of this project. 
    6. The limits of wooded areas shall be delineated on the Tentative Sketch Plan.
    7. Wooded lot calculations for each lot and the assembled lot shall be added to the plan and shall be approved by the Township Arborist. Trees to be removed shall be clearly indicated. The total number of trees removed/impacted by the proposed construction shall also be listed.
    8. A landscape plan complying with Natural Features Code Sections 101-9 and 101-5B Zoning Code Section 155-167.7 and conditions herein shall be prepared and sealed by a Registered Landscape Architect and submitted with the Preliminary Plan.
    9. The locations of speakers for the public address system shall be shown on the Preliminary Plan. The applicant shall demonstrate that the noise generated by the public address system complies with the Township Code.

    Stormwater Management:

    1. Best management practices including but not limited to bioretention areas, rain gardens and swales shall be incorporated into the reconfigured parking area.
    2. Existing and proposed drainage patterns shall be clearly indicated on the plan. All areas that are developed that will be directed to stormwater control or water quality facilities shall be clearly shown. The potential tie in location from any proposed water quality system shall also be shown.
    3. At a minimum, the increased volume of stormwater generated by the proposed development for the twenty five (25) year storm shall be recharged. Calculations documenting this shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan. 
    4. All roof drains in the project area shall directly connect to the seepage bed. This shall be shown on the Tentative Sketch Plan in concept and shall be fully evaluated with the Preliminary Plan submission.
    5. All seepage beds shall contain a sediment trap accessible for maintenance. This shall be shown on the Preliminary Plan.
    6. The seepage bed shall not receive runoff until the entire contributory area has been stabilized. A temporary basin shall be designed and the location shown on the Tentative Sketch Plan.
    7. The location of the existing stormwater recharge basin shall be shown. The current recharge volume shall be provided with the proposed development in addition to the volume required by the future improvements. Areas for additional BMPs such as rain gardens or a bioretention area shall also be investigated and shall be fully designed with the Preliminary Plan submission.
    8. The limits of disturbance and the amount of square feet of earth disturbance shall be clearly delineated on the Preliminary Plan.
    9. Drainage area maps for the during construction analysis, the permanent facility analysis and for qualification of all proposed storm sewer systems shall be provided with calculations and submitted with the Preliminary Plan.
    10. An NPDES Permit shall be obtained from the Montgomery County Soil Conservation District prior to issuance of any permit since the total disturbance will exceed one acre. This shall be verified with the Preliminary Plan submission. 
    11. The seepage beds shall be designed to empty the total design storm volume needed for peak rate control in twenty-four (24) hours or less. Calculations verifying this shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan.
    12. Soil permeability tests shall be performed to a depth adequate to demonstrate the functioning of the system. The location of the percolation test shall be shown on the plan and the complete test report submitted for review. 
    13. A description of how the permanent stormwater control facility will be operated and maintained shall be submitted by the design engineer. The frequency of inspection and the contact information for the party responsible for the operation and maintenance of the stormwater facility and any other BMP such as rain gardens, bioretention area or additional plantings shall be listed. The plan shall be presented in recordable form as a covenant and shall be approved by the Township Solicitor prior to recording the Final Plan.
    14. The size and species of trees on the property within twenty-five (25’) feet of disturbance shall be included on the Preliminary Plan. 
    15. A sequence of construction activities shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan. Installation of tree protection fence, a temporary basin, seepage bed, roof collection system, and extension of the existing storm sewer shall be listed. Notification of the Township Engineer shall be listed in the sequence following installation of protective barriers and prior to earth disturbance. The demolition of the existing structures and field shall be listed. Notification of the Township Engineer for inspection shall be listed prior to installation of the seepage bed, storm sewer piping and roadway curb work. 
    16. The runoff crossing to the adjacent properties during the construction phase of the project shall be managed so that the impact to water quality/quantity is minimized. Stoned construction staging areas and inlets/piping shall be provided as necessary and/or as directed by the Township to ensure acceptable conditions during the construction phase. This shall be evaluated with the Preliminary Plan.

    Traffic & Circulation:

    1. A stop bar, sign and double-yellow centerline striping shall be shown at the modified drive access and at the new internal intersecting aisle in the parking area. 
    2. A traffic study shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan. The modified drive and several nearby intersections shall be evaluated for impact based on the potential use of the fields and future pavilion. The applicant shall contact the Township Engineer to obtain the scope of the study. 
    3. The sight distance for the drives shall be shown on the plan and shall meet the minimum safe stopping sight distance as specified by Penn Dot. The Traffic Safety Unit of the Lower Merion Police Department shall also approve the final drive configuration/locations. These items shall be fully evaluated with the Preliminary Plan.
    4. A Traffic Circulation and Signage Plan shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan. “No Parking by Order of the Fire Marshal” signs shall be shown if/as required. 
    5. Vehicle, delivery truck and emergency vehicle maneuverability diagrams shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan indicating adequate drive width and turning radii dimensions. All radii shall be dimensioned on the plan.
    6. All aisle widths and paved areas shall be dimensioned and shall meet minimum requirements. These shall be fully evaluated with the Preliminary Plan.
    7. The locations and limits of all existing traffic/parking control signs shall be shown in the project area and on Wendover Road. 
    8. Dumpster locations for the existing buildings shall be clearly shown.

    Construction Details:

    1. A Certification by a civil engineer of the condition of any existing retaining walls in the project area to remain shall be provided with the Preliminary Plan.
    2. Calculations, details and construction drawings qualifying the proposed segmental and concrete retaining walls shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan.
    3. Erosion control measures shall be provided on the Preliminary Plan. The proposed construction access location shall be indicated. Details that conform to Township standards shall be shown. Certification attesting to the completeness shall be provided on the Erosion Control Plan. 
    4. A topsoil and fill material soil stockpile location shall be provided on the Preliminary Plan.

    Utilities:

    1. All existing utility service locations and mains shall be shown and clearly labeled.
    2. The location of the existing sanitary laterals shall be shown.
    3. The location of existing storm sewers and structures within two hundred (200’) feet of the project area shall be shown on the plan.

    Plan Requirements:

    1. The error of closure shall be provided for the assembled lot and shall not be greater than 1:5,000.
    2. Full reveal curb shall be shown at the abandoned drive location.
    3. A full reveal and depressed granite curb detail shall be provided on the Preliminary Plan. The length of depressed curb for the adjusted driveway and the curb to be raised to full reveal shall be dimensioned on the plan.
    4. The mean grade of the future pavilion shall be calculated and shown on the plan. The architectural plans shall be coordinated with and shall comply with the grading proposed with this application. This shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan.

    Lighting:

    1. An outdoor lighting plan, sealed by a responsible design professional, that includes illuminance patterns shall be submitted with the Preliminary Plan. The location, luminaire type, wattage, means of control and pole height shall be indicated. Lighting shall be designed to minimize the off-site transmission of light, to shield the source of illumination and to prevent glare on adjacent properties. Exterior luminaires shall be full cut-off unless it can be demonstrated that cut-off luminaires are more appropriate and will result in less off-site light spillage.
    2. The lighting plan shall be designed to comply with the 2009 IECC or the 2007 ASHRAE Standard 90.1.
    3. The applicant shall investigate a lighting design for the athletic fields that complies with the exterior lighting standards in the Township Code as of November 2012.

    Standard Conditions of Approval:

    1. Revisions to the plan shall address the Township Engineer’s November 26, 2012 review letter.
    2. A copy of the revised plan shall be submitted with any changes highlighted. A letter shall also be provided with the revised plan indicating how each requested revision has been addressed in the re-submission. 
    3. The Preliminary Plan, complying with all conditions of approval, shall be filed with the Department of Building and Planning within twelve (12) months from the date of the Tentative Sketch Plan approval.
    4. Approval of this Tentative Sketch Plan does not ensure that the developer or the owner can ultimately develop the property as shown on the plan. The proposed development’s compliance with various Township ordinances, including but not limited to the Natural Features Conservation Code shall not be determined until the applicant submits a Preliminary Plan for Township approval.
    5. The owner will make payment of fees and expenses of the Township’s professional consultants who perform services on behalf of the Township with respect to these plans and the work contemplated thereunder and will establish and maintain with the Township those escrows for the payment of such fees required by Township Code. Owner agrees that any statement from the Township for such fees which remain unpaid for a period of 30 days may be recorded against the property as a municipal lien.
    6. The owner shall make payment of the Township Engineer’s and/or Clerk of the Works’ inspection fees within 30 days of presentation. A penalty of 1.5% per month will be due for late payments from the date of presentation. If any shares are not paid within 60 days of presentation, the Township may elect to suspend any outstanding permits until all pending charges are settled.
    7. The property owner(s) shall comply with all federal, state and applicable Lower Merion Township ordinances and laws regardless of specific mention herein.

    In addition the Planning Commission recommended approval of the following waiver:

    1. A waiver of Subdivision and Land Development Code Section 135-16.B.17, to not provide a historic resource impact study.

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  9. CONDITIONAL USE DECISION
    600 Righters Ferry Road,
    Bala Cynwyd, LD# 3683C, Ward 9.

  10. Applicant – Kevin Kyle, Righters Ferry Associates, LP
    Property Owner – Righters Ferry Associates, LP
    Applicant’s Representative – Jonathan H. Spergel, Esquire, Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP

    Consider for recommendation to the Board a conditional use application for the following:

    • To develop an apartment house complex within the M, Manufacturing and Industrial District (M District) pursuant to Zoning Code Section 155-89D and 155-90.1; and
    • To Develop within the Floodplain District within the M District pursuant to Zoning Code Sections 155-90.1.A and 155-160.

    (Exhibit B)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  11. ESCROW RELEASES

  12. Consider for recommendation to the Board approval of the release of funds held in escrow as Improvement Guarantees in accordance with Section 135-5 of the Township Code for (Exhibit C):

    1121, 1125 & 1131 Vaughans Lane
    Congregation Beth David
    Escrow Release No.8, Final -- $9,350.00

    118-120 Sibley Avenue
    Escrow Release No. 2, Final -- $11,888.00

    Society of the Holy Child Jesus
    1341 W Montgomery Avenue
    Escrow Release No. 3, Final -- $3,135.00

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  13. AMENDMENT TO AN OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION AREA MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS PLAN

  14. Consider for recommendation to the Board an amendment to the Maintenance and Operations Plan for the Idlewild Preservation Area and development.
    (Exhibit D)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  15. APPOINTMENTS TO THE ARDMORE INITIATIVE BUSINESS DISTRICT AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  16. Consider for approval a resolution to re-appoint two new members and appoint one new member to the Board of Directors of the Ardmore Initiative Business District Authority.
    (Exhibit E)

    Mack Emanuel – to an additional five-year term.
    Alex Archawski – to an additional five-year term.
    Lisa Burns – to a new five year term.

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  17. GREEN BUILDING RESOLUTION

  18. Consider for recommendation to the Board a revised Green Building Resolution that applies to Township buildings. It provides a formal yet flexible policy promoting green building design and operational practices and it is a statement of current pro-environmental practices. It does not include formal LEED requirements or other mandatory green building standards but does require that these types of techniques be explored.
    (Exhibit F)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  19. FUNDING REQUEST FOR THE CYNWYD TRAIN STATION

  20. Consider for recommendation to the Board a request from the Lower Merion Historical Society for additional funding to complete the renovations to the Cynwyd Train Station.
    (Exhibit G)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  21. PICKER PROPERTY

  22. Consider for recommendation to the Board accepting an undeveloped parcel of land located along River Road.
    (Exhibit H)

    PUBLIC COMMENT

  23. CONVERSION OF BUILDINGS ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

  24. Consider for recommendation to the Board authorizing the Township Secretary to advertise a notice of intent to hold a public hearing and adopt an ordinance amendment on January 16, 2013 to amend the Code of the Township of Lower Merion, Chapter 155, Zoning, Article XXV, §155-133 General Regulations, Conversion Of Buildings, to amend section A and add a new section B, and to amend Article XXVIA, Historic Resource Overlay District, to amend Article XXVIA, §155-151 B(1), by adding a new section (g) to establish standards for the conversion of a religious, club or lodge use to a multi-family dwelling use, including the maintenance of any cemetery associated with that prior use, and to amend §155-151.C by adding a new section (3) to permit the uses authorized under §155-151 B(1)(g).
    (Exhibit I)

  25. UPCOMING ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER TERM EXPIRATIONS

    • Environmental Advisory Council – Kate Galer, 12/2012. This concludes her first term.

    PUBLIC COMMENT

 

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