Posts Tagged ‘Stonebridge Mansion’

Zoning board rules against Stonebridge owners

After five months of hearings and three more of waiting, the Chadds Ford Zoning Hearing Board ruled in favor of the township in its bid to prevent the owners of Stonebridge Mansion from hosting catered events for profit at their 681 Webb Road home. However, despite the ruling and all the time spent to date, the matter is still not settled. “We’re very disappointed in ...

 
 

First Person Singular: Integrity or ‘authoritah’ for Stonebridge

In about a month we should know how the Chadds Ford Zoning Hearing Board decided in the matter of Stonebridge Mansion, the 25-room home on 5 acres on the southwest corner of Webb Road and Route 1. The owners — Drew and Nicole Barnabei — want to host catered events, weddings and such, for a fee. They would rent use of the first two floors of the house and of the ...

 

Sides rest in Stonebridge Mansion hearing

The five-month long zoning hearing between Chadds Ford Township and the owners of Stonebridge Mansion is over, at least for now. Both sides rested their cases at the conclusion of the Nov. 20 hearing session, but it could be until February before the Zoning Hearing Board announces its decision and it’s possible the loser will appeal that decision. Drew and Nicole ...

 

History and rehash at Stonebridge hearing

Round four in the ongoing zoning dispute between Chadds Ford Township and the owners of Stonebridge Mansion took a trip through memory lane with testimony from one historian and two previously called witnesses. Township solicitor Hugh Donaghue called George Franz, of the Chadds Ford Historical Society, to the stand and then Jim Byrne, attorney for Drew and Nicole ...

 

Questions arise over hosting weddings in Chadds Ford

Who can and can’t host weddings and other special events in Chadds Ford residential districts? While Chadds Ford Township is fighting a resident’s request to hold special events for profit at a private home, Brandywine Battlefield Park, also in a residential district, does host such events. Drew and Nicola Barnabei are involved in a zoning hearing in which they’re ...

 

More testimony in Stonebridge hearing, more to come

According to Nicola Barnabei, there are plenty of business properties in residential zoning districts along Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township. Barnabei testified to that during the second zoning hearing session in her request for approval to rent out Stonebridge Mansion for special events. She and her husband Drew own the property — a 25-room mansion on almost 5 acres. ...

 

Property owners, township butt heads

The owners of Stonebridge Mansion are saying Chadds Ford Township is improperly denying them full use of their property and have gone to the Zoning Hearing Board seeking relief. The township is contesting that position. Stonebridge is the large property on the west side of Webb Road at the intersection of Route 1. It’s in the R-1 residential zoning district, but ...