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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 ...

 

Ceasefire between Concord and Pulte

Litigation between Concord Township and Pulte Homes is over. Township Council agreed Tuesday night to accept the recommendation of township solicitor Hugh Donaghue to end the legal wrangling of the proposed development along Route 202 south of Whole Foods. The vote was 6-1, with Councilmember Tom Mahoney casting the lone no vote. At issue was the proposed development ...

 

Tax reduction in Concord budget

Property owners in Concord Township will be getting a break on their township property taxes if the proposed budget goes through as is. Instead of no tax increase, there will be a reduction in the millage rate by 45 percent. Township manager Amanda Serock said during a Nov. 10 budget hearing that the reduction is to offset any increase in property value based on ...

 

Morrone back on board in Concord

Former Delaware County Councilwoman and Concord Township Supervisor Colleen Morrone is back at the big table in Concord Township. On Wednesday night, Township Council appointed Morrone to replace Peter Pagano, who resigned from Council in October after serving for nine months. Council Vice President John Gillespie moved to appoint Morrone, saying he had previously ...