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Conflict and open space in Concord

On a night when Concord Township Council announced the acquisition of more land for open space, a former council member made not so veiled allegations of impropriety by the council’s president. Councilman John Crossan formally announced the township bought the Carilla property, a site of slightly more than two acres at 886 Naamans Creek Road. A development of four ...

 
 

New owners for Dilworthtown Inn

After almost a year, the Dilworthtown Inn has new owners. Frank Rupp, a member of the board of Chadds Ford Business Association, and his wife Susan made settlement earlier this month for the inn and sister properties, the Blue Pear Bistro and the Innkeeper’s Kitchen. The restaurants have been closed since the death of Jim Barnes in April of 2019. Who will eventually ...

 

A bouncing ball for Pulte Homes

An order by a Delaware County Common Pleas Court judge to overturn Concord Township’s denial of conditional use approval for Pulte Homes has been withdrawn. Pulte wants to construct a 257-unit residential community — with 254 townhomes and three single-family dwellings — on the Spring Lake Tract, east of Route 202 at the site of the old Chip & Putt course, behind ...

 

Concord OKs budget, buys land

Concord Township Council made quick work of three ordinances — including its budget — and announced an agreement of sale for another three acres of land for open space during Council’s Dec. 3 meeting. The acreage is located off of Bethel Road, across from Valleypoint Church. It adjoins the Garnet Valley Greenway — a proposed trail in the OECO right-of-way — that ...

 

Concord set to vote on budget

Concord Township Council is scheduled to vote of the 2020 budget during the upcoming Tuesday, Dec. 3 meeting. The proposed budget and the budget ordinance are available online here. Property tax millage rates in the proposal total 0.981 mils. Of that amount, 0.117 mils are for the Rachel Kohl Library, 0.166 for fire hydrants, 0.265 for open space and 0.466 for ...

 

Concord says no to Pulte again

For the second time in less than two years, Concord Township Council rejected a conditional use application for Pulte Homes. In the process, part of the hearing for the 254-unit housing development turned into a shouting match between two attorneys. Township Council in August of 2018 denied conditional use approval for the proposal. That decision was appealed to ...

 

Bethel Road closed

Concord Township reported that Bethel Road is closed today, Thursday, Oct. 17. In an email, the township said “High winds have brought down trees and power lines on Bethel Road. As a result, Bethel Road — between Running Spring and Featherbed roads — will be closed for most of the day.

 

Concord nixes Concord Ventures

The vote was unanimous and the applause strong Tuesday evening when Concord Township Council denied the PRD application of Concord Ventures. Had the application been approved — along with required future land development plans — 29 townhouses in six buildings and 166 apartments in three five-story buildings could have built off of Watkin Avenue near southbound Route ...

 

Loop road? Maybe next year

The final section of the loop road — the Hillman Drive extension — has felt for some to be more like a long and winding road. What was expected to be open more than a year ago still hasn’t gotten started. John Coyle, the senior vice president and general counsel for The Henderson Group — owner of the Chadds Ford Business Campus through which the road will run — told ...

 

Concord Ventures hearing closes

After more than two-plus years of discussion and controversy that included more than a year of often tedious testimony, the Concord Ventures PRD hearing has come to a close in Concord Township. Attorneys made closing comments Oct. 1 and council members are scheduled to vote on the matter on Oct.15. Concord Ventures is seeking tentative approval for a Planned ...

 

Concord considering plastic ban

Concord Township Council Tuesday night opened two ordinance hearings, one of which, if approved, would ban single-use plastic bags and straws in the township. The other would establish enforcement of stop signs. No action was taken on either measure. The stop sign ordinance hearing was opened and closed with a decision pending. The other hearing was continued with ...