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Concord buying another 7 acres

Concord Township Council is looking to preserve more land and is eying an almost 7-acre parcel on Concord Road near Cheyney Road. Specifically, council approved a resolution Tuesday night to enter into an agreement of sale for the 6.68-acre parcel at 620 Concord Road. Council C0-Vice-President John Crossan offered the motion to agree to buy the property between ...

 
 

Soybeans not shops, for now

There's been no official word from Pettinaro Company, but the proposed shopping center at Route 202 and Ridge Road remains on hold. Work on the 22-plus acre property was delayed when it was determined that wetlands were part of the site, but now the property will be farmed, at least temporarily. Passersby and merchants in Olde Ridge Village have seen activity in ...

 

Med pot ordinance moves forward

Chadds Ford Planning Commission members Wednesday night voted to send a medical marijuana dispensary ordinance to the supervisors for a full hearing. Commission members also voted to recommend approval for a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Both votes were unanimous. According to township and Planning Commission solicitor Mike Maddren, case law and the Constitution require ...

 

Plans to improve Rts. 1 and 202

Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider was clear: "It's still in the concept design stage." That concept, which still needs full approval, engineering, and some land acquisition, is a PennDOT plan to improve the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. Schneider, of Pennoni Engineering, gave a brief presentation on the plan during the April 7 Board of Supervisors' ...

 

Chick-Fil-A expansion OK’d

Concord Township Council Tuesday night approved the Chick-Fil-A expansion plans for its restaurant at Route 1 and State Farm Drive. Council also agreed to a settlement with the trampoline park Sky Zone over back taxes. Tyler Prime, the attorney for Chick-Fil-A, said during a conditional use hearing last month that the township’s Planning Commission had already ...

 

Chick-fil-A wants more space

The Chick-fil-A restaurant at 20 State Farm Drive in Concord Township wants more room and is going through a conditional use hearing to get it. Specifically, the restaurant wants to construct a 240-square foot addition to its current building and add a second drive-thru lane. Additionally, the applicant wants to relocate the ADA parking spaces and modify the sidewalk ...

 

Concord seeks input for open space

Concord Township is working on its Recreation, Parks and Open Space Plan and wants input from the community to allocate resources best. To do so, the township will be conducting a public outreach survey. According to township engineer Nate Cline, the survey will be on the township website and social media within the next few days. "We want as much feedback as ...

 

Concord reaffirms surgical center

Concord Township Council Tuesday night reaffirmed its approval for a joint replacement surgical center on Route 202 near Watkin Avenue. Astoria Healthcare applied for — and was approved — for the facility that includes the option for patients to stay at the center for up to 48 hours after surgery to help with recovery. Council Vice President John Gillespie said the ...

 

Concord gets new council member

In a special meeting of Concord Township Council today, members voted to appoint Vinita Deshmukh to fill the vacancy left by Michael Harding. Harding resigned from Council in early December, the second resignation in the fall of 2020. Peter Pagano resigned in October. In a Facebook statement, the township said, “Township Council is excited to appoint Ms. Deshmukh. ...

 

Hearing continued; councilman resigns

Concord Township Council members Tuesday night continued their hearing on a proposed Property Maintenance Ordinance. Only six members of Council were present. After the group voted for the continuance, Council President Dominic Pileggi announced that Michael Harding had resigned. No reasons were cited. Harding is the second person to resign from the board this year. ...

 

Special hearing in Concord

Concord Township Council will hold a special hearing to consider enacting a proposed Property Maintenance Code Ordinance on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The code provisions include all properties, residential, and nonresidential. The proposal includes “a variety of requirements for the exterior property areas as well as the interior and exterior elements of the ...