CONDITIONAL USE DECISION 6 Lancaster Avenue, Palmer Theological Seminary, Wynnewood, Ward 7, CU# 3673 Expiration Date – N/A .................................... Zoning – R 7/HROD
Applicant – C16E Lancaster Avenue, LP Property Owner – Eastern University Applicant’s Representative – Kenneth E. Aaron, Esquire, Weir & Partners LLP
Consider for recommendation to the Board a conditional use request to permit 12,000 square feet of the Chapel to be used as professional office space as permitted in 155-151(B)(2)(a).
On Monday, December 3, 2012 the Planning Commission recommended approval. (Exhibit A)
AMENDMENT PLAN 6 Lancaster Avenue, Palmer Theological Seminary, Wynnewood, Ward 7, LD# 3673A Expiration Date – N/A .................................. Zoning – R 7/HROD
Consider an Amendment to a Preliminary Land Development Plan prepared by Momenee & Associates, Inc., dated December 5, 2011, last revised October 15, 2012 showing the reduction in the number of apartment units from 132 to 112 and showing the conversion of the existing chapel into 12,000 square feet of professional office space. 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:
Conditional Use Approval:
Traffic & Circulation:
Standard Conditions of Approval:
PRELIMINARY LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN 50 E Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood Shopping Center, Wynnewood, Ward 7, LD# 3678 Expiration Date – 2/4/2013 ............................................. Zoning – C 1/R 7
Applicant – David Joss, Federal Realty Investment Trust Property Owner – Federal Realty Investment Trust Applicant’s Representative – George Broseman, Esquire, Kaplin Stewart
Consider for recommendation to the Board a Preliminary Land Development Plan prepared by Bohler Engineering, dated November 2, 2012, last revised December 20, 2012, showing the demolition of the existing 4,052 square foot building, construction of a 6,576 square foot restaurant with an outdoor dining and plaza area and the removal of 10 parking spaces. 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.
THE PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE FINAL AGENDA.
PRELIMINARY LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN 701 Belmont Avenue, Westminster Cemetery,Bala Cynwyd, Ward 3, LD# 3688 Expiration Date – 2/4/2013 ................................. Zoning – R 3
Applicant – Fraser Vey Property Owner – SCI Pennsylvania Funeral Services, Inc. Applicant’s Representative – Anthony Hibbeln, P.E., Hibbeln Engineering Company
Consider for recommendation to the Board a Preliminary Land Development Plan prepared by Hibbeln Engineering Company, LLC dated October 19, 2012, last revised December 20, 2012, showing the construction of a mausoleum with a 1,742 square foot footprint and a 1,300 square foot walkway around the building. An existing stormwater management system is proposed to be expanded. 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.
CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS
Consider for recommendation to the Board a Certificate of Appropriateness at 1009 Black Rock Road, Gladwyne, private residence, Gladwyne Historic District to construct a 432 square foot one-story rear addition along the western property line.
THE HARB RECOMMENDATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE FINAL AGENDA.
Consider for recommendation to the Board a Certificate of Appropriateness at 310-316 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne, Gladwyne Methodist Church, Gladwyne Historic District to make the following improvements to the church building:
THE HARB RECOMMENDATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE FINAL AGENDA.
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 B):
510 Lancaster Avenue Red Leaf Manor Escrow Release No.2 -- $37,979.00
FLOODPLAIN ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
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 February 20, 2013 to amend the Code of the Township of Lower Merion, Chapter 135, entitled Subdivision and Land Development, Article IV, Plan Requirements to amend plan submittal requirements for properties in the floodplain that involve 50 lots or 5 acres, and to amend the Code of the Township of Lower Merion, Chapter 149, entitled Watercourses to establish additional watercourse approval requirements, and to amend the Code of the Township of Lower Merion, Chapter 155, entitled Zoning, Article XXII, Administration and Certificates, Section 155-104 to amend the permits required section to add a new Section 104 A and B to establish Building and Zoning Permit Requirements, and to Amend Article XXVII, entitled Floodplain District to incorporate additional minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program and the Pennsylvania Floodplain Management Act (1978-166) Section 60.3(a), and to amend Chapter A-167 to require a zoning permit and elevation certificate fee.(Exhibit C)
GREEN BUILDING RESOLUTION
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 D)
REAPPOINTMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Consider reappointing Kate Galer to another four year term on the Environmental Advisory Council, such term to expire 12/2016.
RESTRICTIONS ON 24 HOUR BUSINESSES - TIME PERMITTING
Discuss whether to limit the operation of 24 hour businesses in the Township.(Exhibit E)
UPCOMING ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER TERM EXPIRATIONS
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