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Voicing visions in Concord

It was just to gather information with no action planned for anytime soon, but more than two dozen people attended a Voice Your Vision meeting in Concord Township Tuesday evening. It was the second of at least three such sessions for council members to hear what residents want to see in Concord. The July 20 session was on connectivity, open space, and trails. ...

 
 

Open space, sidewalks in Concord

Concord Township is in the process of acquiring more open space. Township Council announced that the township has agreed to buy an 8.6-acre parcel of Featherbed Farm on Featherbed Lane to add to the township park at Bush Hill Farm. There will also be an easement placed on the other 33 acres to prevent development. The cost of the sale and easement comes to $1.5 ...

 

Historic house to be moved

People driving up or down Beaver Valley Road likely wouldn't notice it. But, even looking for it, they might miss it. It is the Newlin Log Home, which dates to somewhere between the late 1690s or to the mid-1700s. Members of the Newlin Grist Mill Foundation aren't 100 percent sure yet. But they are sure they want to save the house, and to do so, they'll have to ...

 

Concord talks traffic, in-person meetings

It was a mixed bag during Concord Township’s June 1 council meeting. Conversation ranged from traffic lights to sidewalks, return to in-person meetings, and an end to the COVID-related outdoor dining permits. Council also heard from state Rep. Craig Williams, R-160, who also talked about traffic. Williams, who won the representative seat to replace Steve Barrar, who ...

 

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 ...