Cavallo looking to expand

Cavallo Auto Body on Route 202 is looking to expand and, per Chadds Ford Township code, went through a conditional use hearing to make that happen.

Cavallo, whose address is 1477 Wilmington Pike, wants to erect a second building to accommodate eight more service bays. The proposed building would be 5,000 square feet and would be constructed on the current parking lot. A new lot with 41 spaces would be built.

The expansion, if approved, would need the consolidation of two adjoining parcels owned by the applicant. The current business site is 1.91 acres. The other parcel — 2.62 acres — is on the current site’s north side.

Under questioning by Cavallo’s attorney Don Petrosa, engineer Jim Gade told supervisors during their Feb. 1 meeting that the application is consistent with township codes and would not adversely affect the health, safety or welfare of residents.

Supervisors are scheduled to announce their decision during the Feb. 22 workshop.

The board also began a hearing for a proposed update of the township’s comprehensive plan, but that was continued until spring after land planner Tom Comitta said the document needs to be made stronger.

“It’s months away,” he said.

The board will reconvene the hearing April 5.

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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