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Concord Ventures returns to ZHB

It wasn’t quite the same as going back to square one, but close. Concord Ventures — the business entity that wants to build 29 townhouses and 166 apartment units on a property adjacent to Route 202 at Watkin Avenue in Concord Township — was back before Concord Township's Zoning Hearing Board last night for a variance it originally received three years ago. Concord ...

 
 

County launches online marriage applications

The Delaware County Clerk of Orphans’ Court announced the launch of online marriage applications on August 13.  Couples residing in Delaware County will now be able to complete a marriage application online and submit it to the County prior to coming to the office, expediting their visit. Instructions, marriage license information and PA rules are conveniently ...

 

Wawa, propane and ‘spitting on the Constitution’

Concord Township Council members “spit on the Constitution and are intimidated by the 21st century,” according to Council member Joshua Twersky. The first-term councilmember said five of his colleagues were acting disgracefully when they voted to deny tables for politicians and political parties at township sponsored events. The matter arose innocently enough during ...

 

A bang and boom in Birmingham

Birmingham Township residents, especially those along Meetinghouse Road, will be getting notice this week about an event scheduled for their area next month. The Brandywine Conservancy will celebrate the acquisition of 13 more acres of the Odell property. The event scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 11 — is invitation only, but Andrew Stewart, the director of ...

 

Board Oks sewer plant upgrade; hears request for traffic light

Chadds Ford Township supervisors ran through a series of topics during their Aug. 1 meeting and approved a request for upgrading a sewer plant and a massage parlor renewal. They also  heard a request for a new traffic light on Route 202 and re-authorized an approval of a planned residential development on Oakland Road. Supervisors Frank Murphy and Samantha gave the ...

 

Road work, new ordinances in Chadds Ford

PennDOT is going to be repairing some Chadds Ford roads this summer, but the work will be done at night to speed the process, Chadds Ford Township Manager Matt DiFilippo said. He said PennDOT would be repaving Ridge, Ring and Harvey roads in September. Crews will begin work at 6:30 p.m. and go to 3:30 a.m. Any loud equipment, such as jackhammers, would be used at the ...

 

Maris Grove eyes more property

The Maris Grove retirement community in Concord Township is looking to add 3.8 acres to its campus, but the township would have to rezone the parcel for it to be included. Township Council opened a hearing on the matter July 24 and continued the hearing to 6 p.m. on Aug. 21. The acreage is currently part of the Lee property, a larger 12-acre parcel where Buffalo Wild ...

 

Concord Ventures hearing canceled

The Concord Ventures public hearing originally scheduled for tonight, July 17, has been canceled, according to an email from Concord Township. Future meetings are postponed until further notice. While Concord Township has not net responded with reasons for the cancelation, attorney Marc Jonas, representing those opposed to the development, did email saying the ...

 

‘Holding pattern’ for Ridge Road work

According to PennDOT engineer Fran Hanney, the department is in "a holding pattern" with regard to when work will begin on Ridge Road as part of Pettinaro’s plan for a new shopping center. The retail development plans for The Shoppes at Ridge Road — at Route 202 and Ridge Road in Concord Township — call for Ridge Road to be widened to six lanes for roughly ...

 

Car Sense coming to Concord

The old Turf Club on Route 1 in Concord Township is getting a makeover and will become a Car Sense dealership, possibly as early as next spring. Concord Township Council gave the OK to the project during its July 10 meeting. The township Planning Commission recommended approval in June. Car Sense, now owned by Penske Automotive, bills itself as the sensible way to ...

 

Birmingham reluctant to apply for grant

The Brandywine Conservancy is looking to get Birmingham Township to take the lead in a grant application that would tell the story of the parts played by various sites during the Battle of Brandywine. That request was met with reluctance. According to Sheila Fleming, the conservancy’s manager for municipal assistance, "The idea is to show how the sites are connected ...