Pennsbury flips B&B decision

Pennsbury Township supervisors reversed their decision and have now denied the application for a bed and breakfast for the Gables restaurant. That reversal came during the board’s May 15 meeting. Gables’ owners Ann Kolenik and Alfredo Giannaccari sought conditional use approval to have a B&B at 1301 Brintons Bridge Road. There are two structures: the former Brandywine View Antiques store and an adjacent carriage house.…

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Gables gets B&B

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The stone house is approved for a B&B.

Pennsbury Township Board of Supervisors gave unanimous approval to the Gables Restaurant for a bed and breakfast operation in two buildings on its adjacent property. The restaurant will also be changing its name in time. Approval came after Wednesday night after two sessions of a conditional use hearing. Township solicitor Tom Oeste read a list of 29 conditions that Gables’ owners Ann Kolenik and Alfredo…

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Hearing continued for Gables

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The house on the corner of Brintons Bridge Road and Route 1 next to The Gables could become a B&B.

Pennsbury Township opened a conditional use hearing Wednesday night for the owners of the Gables Restaurant to possibly have a bed and breakfast. The B&B would use two adjacent structures next to the restaurant. Those two structures are a stone house and a carriage house at 1301 Brinton’s Bridge Road, on the corner of Brinton’s Bridge and Route 1. The stone house — the former…

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Hillendale amends zoning request

Hillendale Elementary School is returning to the Pennsbury Township Zoning Hearing Board for an application that was already approved in May. The reason is to avoid litigation. The hearing board approved a special request application for an outdoor pavilion/classroom for the school on May 31 (see story here) but one neighboring resident — Kathleen Carmody — who was a party to that proceeding opposed the…

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The Gables wants a B&B

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The house on the corner of Brintons Bridge Road and Route 1 next to The Gables could become a B&B.

The owners of The Gables restaurant want to turn the old stone house next to the restaurant into a B&B. But the process might not be cut and dried. Mike Shiring, the attorney representing owner Ann Kolenick and her partner, said turning the old historic house into a bed and breakfast is a perfect idea for adaptive reuse, but added that it’s “a complex zoning…

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Supervisors favor Hillendale request

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Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Director of Facilities James Whitesell, left of the easel, and Hillendale Elementary School Principal Joshua Leight, right, present a plan for an outdoor pavilion to Pennsbury Township supervisors.

Pennsbury Township supervisors are taking a favorable view at a request for a special exception by Hillendale Elementary School. The school wants to construct a pavilion to serve as an outdoor classroom. Hillendale is the one elementary school in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District that doesn’t have an outdoor learning space. Hillendale Principal Joshua Leight said the need for the outdoor space became apparent when…

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Parking changes for Constitution Drive

Pennsbury Township supervisors Wednesday night made good on a promise to change parking regulations on Constitution Drive in Chadds Ford Knoll. Parking rules were changed in January prohibiting parking on both sides of the street. Residents complained in February and last month Supervisors’ Chairman Aaron McIntyre said a decision would be made in April. The “No Parking” signs will come down and new signs indicating…

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Parking on Constitution still an issue

There’s still no resolution to the parking issue on Constitution Drive in Chadds Ford Knoll in Pennsbury Township, but Supervisors’ Chairman Aaron McIntyre said he expects one next month. Parking restrictions on the street went into effect in January because of safety and traffic flow issues caused by on-street parking. McIntyre said during the February meeting that prohibiting parking on both sides of Constitution was…

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Parking issues on Constitution Dr.

A handful of residents from Constitution Drive let Pennsbury Township supervisors know that they aren’t happy with new parking restrictions on their street. Those restrictions went into effect in late January. Supervisors’ Chairman Aaron McIntyre said the board made the decision to prohibit on-street parking because of traffic flow issues and safety concerns. There have been congestion problems and potential safety issues when people had…

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Taxes steady in Pennsbury

Supervisors will still have to vote on the budget next month, but property owners in Pennsbury Township won’t face a tax increase if the plan is approved. Township Manager Kathy Howley gave a brief rundown on the proposed 2023 budget during the Board of Supervisors' Nov. 16 meeting, saying the millage rate would remain at 1.49 mils. (A mil is a tax of $1 for…

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Pennsbury in brief

• She had no numbers to share yet, but Pennsbury Township Manager Kathy Howley told supervisors Wednesday night that she’s working on the preliminary budget for next year and will have it finished by the end of October. It will be posted on the website on Nov. 9 and ready for a vote in December, she said. • Supervisors heard a request for guidance from…

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