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Pennsbury hears Walkable Chadds Ford

While Chadds Ford Township might not need a letter of support from Pennsbury Township supervisors, at least one of those supervisors said he could support the project. Supervisor Aaron McIntyre said he likes what he heard from Peter Simone, of Simone Collins, the consultant on the Walkable Chadds Ford project. Simone addressed the Pennsbury Board of Supervisors on ...

 
 

Papering Concord Township

There was a time when papermaking was a dominant industry in the local community. According to Richard Aldorasi, of the Philadelphia Handmade Paper Co., there were once 27 active paper mills in Southern Chester and Western Delaware counties. Aldorasi spoke during a demonstration of papermaking at the Newlin Gristmill on Cheyney Road in Concord Township Saturday. ...

 

New homes planned for Chadds Ford

A proposal for new homes on Ridge Road in Chadds Ford is now in the mix, but exactly how many there could be remains unknown. The proposal is for the 32.8-acre area on Ridge at Ring Road. Anthony Dambro owns the property. Engineer Jim Fritsch presented a sketch plan to the Planning Commission for nine new homes in the R-1, 2-acre minimum, Zoning District. However, ...

 

Mosquito spraying set for Birmingham

The Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment spray in portions of Birmingham and Thornbury townships. The treatment is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 10 from 7:45 to 11 p.m. The rain date for this event is Tuesday, Aug. 15. The Chester County Health Department conducts mosquito control treatment in areas with high levels of mosquito ...

 

Birmingham considers new zoning

Birmingham Township supervisors are considering the possible creation of a new zoning district, the ASA — the Agriculture Security Area. Township resident William Rappolt formally introduced the idea to the supervisors during their Aug. 7 meeting. He told them that it was Chester County who broached the subject with him. According to Rappolt, property owners in an ...

 

Phase two Strode’s Barn preservation complete

East Bradford Township, with support from the Friends of Strode’s Mill, has recently completed the second phase of a multi-year effort to preserve and restore the historic Strode’s Barn, a contributing resource to the Strode’s Mill National Register Listed Historic District, located at the intersection of Lenape and Birmingham Roads, along the Brandywine Valley ...

 

BHCU donates charging station to library

Delaware County credit union, BHCU, has donated a multi-device charging station to Rachel Kohl Library. The station will charge up to eight devices at a time, helping Rachel Kohl patrons with efficient and convenient charging technology. Rachel Kohl Library, a nonprofit, community library serving over 40,000 people continues their ongoing mission to celebrate the ...

 

DEP OK’s culvert permit

Details aren't yet known, but there is movement on getting Heyburn Road reopened. Chadds Ford Township Manager Amanda Serock announced at the Aug. 2 Board of Supervisors' meeting that the state Department of Environmental Protection finally approved the emergency permit to repair a culvert. The township applied for the permit last September, but Serock said last week ...

 

Concord Township in brief

• Concord Township Council Tuesday night took care of some housekeeping issues by voting to revise the conditional use agreement with Royal Farms. Royal Farms wants to build a convenience store, with gasoline service, in the split on Route 202 north of Smithbridge Road. According to Council President Dominic Pileggi, two technical issues related to compliance with ...

 

Chadds Ford now a defendant

***UPDATE BELOW*** As anticipated, Chadds Ford has been named a defendant in the matter regarding the Pettinaro property at Ridge Road and Route 202. Attorney John Jaros, representing Ridge Road Development, LLC, the Pettinaro entity seeking to build The Shops at Ridge Road, updated a filing that previously only named Concord Township and its council as defendants. ...

 

Pocopson hires firm for Barnard House study

Pocopson Township supervisors voted Monday to appoint GKO Architects of Ambler as the feasibility study consultant of the Barnard House project. GKO, which stands for Godshall, Kane and O’Rourke (the three principals of the Montgomery County firm), was one of 19 firms that originally submitted a proposal to Pocopson to examine possible uses of both the historic ...