Local News Chadds Ford

Planners shoot down Concord Ventures

Opponents of the Concord Ventures proposal tailgate before the start of the Concord Planning Commission meeting.

Concord Township Planning Commission members voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend that township Council deny a residential development plan proposed by Concord Ventures. Council is expected to hear the matter Jan. 30. The proposal for a 60-acre site in an R-PRD zoning district along Route 202 at Watkin Avenue near the Delaware state line — part of the ...

 
 

Chadds Ford to maintain traffic lights

Chadds Ford Township took another step to move the loop road project forward. During a brief meeting on Jan. 3, supervisors passed two resolutions that let PennDOT know the township will continue to maintain the traffic signals at both ends of the Hillman Drive extension. According to township engineer Mike Schneider, there is no increase in cost for the maintenance, ...

 

No tax hike, but new ordinance in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors have held the line on taxes for 2018. The board passed the budget for next year with no property tax increase. It's a balanced budget with anticipated revenue and expense at $1.04 million. But passing the budget was not the only thing the board did during its Dec. 27 workshop. The township now has a new zoning ordinance, the Open ...

 

Chadds Ford buying Painters Folly

Chadds Ford Township supervisors are looking to spend some of the money in the open space fund and have entered into an agreement of sale with George and Helen Sipala to buy Painters Folly on Route 1 for $625,000. Exactly how the township would use Painters Folly — adjacent to the Brandywine Battlefield Park— is undetermined. Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy said ...

 

Chadds Ford OKs loop road

After 27 months of bureaucratic back and forth, Chadds Ford Township supervisors finally gave final approval for the Hillman Drive extension on Dec. 6. Once built, the full loop road around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202 will be complete. The build would take up to nine months once started, according to Chuck Olivo, the engineer who developed the plans for The ...

 

Concord: Wine yes, casinos no

Concord Township Council voted last night to amend previously granted conditional use approval so the Wawa on Naamans Creek Road can sell wine. But the council voted to prohibit mini-casinos in the township. The votes were 5-0. Council members also adopted a budget with a slight tax increase for fire protection. Concord granted conditional use approval to Wawa for ...

 

‘Shop with the Sheriff’ enchants wide audience

More than 100 enthralled children from the Chester County Family Academy, a K-2 charter school in West Chester, spilled into the Kennett Square Walmart on Saturday, Dec. 2, to enthusiastic applause and high fives from employees, shoppers and a posse of “Shop with the Sheriff” volunteers. The students, who arrived by bus from the Providence Church in West Chester, ...

 

Longwood Fire Company celebrates the holidays

Longwood Fire Company is celebrating the holiday season by participating with organization in numerous events benefiting members of the community. Longwood escorts Santa through townships served, collects toys and warm coats for needy children as well as runs a blood drive. “The holiday season is a special time of year to assist those having specific needs,” said ...

 

Court denies Chadds Ford relief

Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Chad F. Kenney denied Chadds Ford Township’s petition for injunctive relief against Ridge Road Development and Concord Township. A hearing was held Thursday, Nov. 30 and the decision released Friday, Dec. 1. Chadds Ford had asked the court to prohibit Concord from signing and releasing final plans for recording in Ridge Road ...

 

Residents hear more on Ridge Road widening

Chadds Ford Township residents last night heard from a PennDOT representative some of the aspects of the controversial Pettinaro commercial development in Concord Township that calls for the widening of Ridge Road. Fran Hanney addressed residents who packed the meeting room to standing room only. Most are concerned that the proposed widening will increase traffic on ...

 

Holiday season traditions in Chadds Ford

The Christmas holiday season began, as usual, this year with trains, Santa and miniature art. But there are times when even the old is new again. Such is the case this year with the annual Christmas in Miniature. The show has been a Chadds Ford tradition since 1981 when Barbara Moore, the director of the Chadds Ford Gallery, came up with the idea of selling smaller ...