I have been receiving quite a few form letters from Conshohocken residents on the proposed Wawa. In general, all of them have either been name/address on the form letter alone or a very brief note against the Wawa for a specific reason. So, when I received the attached form letter it was quite a surprise. It wasn’t until I read the note that I was truly taken aback. The identity of the sender of this letter has been removed, I’ll leave the personalized note to speak for itself.
The handwriting is a bit difficult to read, so I transcribed it. Any mistakes in the transcription are mine.
Addendum: In addition to being against approving
WAWA, SUPRA [SIC], I am also not in favor of the 7-eleven or
gas stations along Fayette Street. I am also opposed to
designated homes in town as “SECTION 8″. ”SECTION 8″
housing has already ruined Norristown with “riff-
raff, lowlifes, and criminals, along with drugs and
shootings”. As if we don’t already have those problems,
but not on the scale of Norristown and other towns
where there is a profession of “SECTION 8″ designations.
Conshohocken will never realize a dream
with all of the “junk” currently in or coming into this town.
Tags: Planning Commission·wawa
No, this is not a repeat of my previous post regarding new apartments coming to Conshohocken. The item marked in GREEN is the location of the third proposed development.
I received a tentative sketch plan for 401 & 433 Washington Street this week. This sketch plan is very short on details. There are no elevations, not size idea, not much at all. Here is what I do know:
- 616 unit luxury apartments
- four buildings
- building will be constructed over parking
- living spaces will be above flood plain
- complex will have on-site management
I’ve included an updated map of the proposed space. Including this proposed development, the Conshohocken Planning Commission has received two additional proposals for apartments along the river in Conshohocken. Total number of apartment units exceed 1300 units. It is unclear how many bedrooms these 1300 units will include, but you can safely assume two people per unit on average, for a total of about 2500 new residents if all developments are approved.
As always, if you are interested in hearing more about these and other developments, make sure you attend the Planning Commission meetings.
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Tags: Neighborhood·neighbors·Planning Commission·Real Estate·streets·Traffic
BOROUGH OF CONSHOHOCKEN
WASHIES FIRE HOUSE
36 WEST ELM STREET
CONSHOHOCKEN, PA 19428
January 22, 2013, 7:00 PM
7:00 Call to Order
7:05 Old Business
- Proposed Zoning Amendment to Residential-Office District/Tentative Sketch Plan for 1109-1119 Fayette Street/1201 Butler Pike (~2 hours)
9:00 New Business
- Conditional Use Review / 400 Block West Elm Street (~1 hour)
- Sketch Plan / Millennium Block A, Phase 2 (~1/2 hour)
Mr. Bertram is scheduled to attend the Council meeting on February 6th to summarize this meeting.
Tags: Millennium·Planning Commission·wawa
I mentioned this on Twitter (Are you following me on Twitter?) a few days ago, but wanted to provide more detail on what I received. There are two proposed developments along the river, both apartment buildings. The first one is a tentative sketch plan which means it’s only for the review and comment of the Planning Commission and the public. There are no time constraints for sketch plans. The second is a conditional use application because it is located in the Specially Planning - 3 Zoning District. The conditional user hearing must be scheduled for 60 days of receipts of application.
Millennium Block A/Phase 2 at Washington and Ash Streets
This appears to be a 320 unit residential apartment building situated on one four-story building, club house and rental office on just under 5 acres of land. This building is on the east side of Conshohocken and is marked in RED on the map below.
West Elm Street at Corson Street
This appears to be a 352 unit residential apartment development. This development will be 2 buildings, 8 floors each. There will be 176 units in each building and a 2 level garage with 145 parking sports in each building. There will also be a pool for each building. The total size of the size of the development is just under 8 acres. There are a slew of improvements and changes that are making to the area, the most interesting is the moving of the Schuylkill River Trail onto the property. The buildings are on the west side of Conshohocken and are marked in BLUE on the map below.
As always, I suggest you get more information on these two developments from the Borough and of course attend the Borough Planning Commission meeting if you want to comment. The Planning Commission meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month with January’s meeting being on the 22nd. The January meeting will likely be held at the Washington Firehouse due to the Wawa discussions, but normally they are held at Borough Hall. All meetings are open to the public.
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BOROUGH OF CONSHOHOCKEN
720 FAYETTE STREET
CONSHOHOCKEN, PA 19428
June 26, 2012, 7:30 PM
7:30 Call to Order
7:35 Approval of Action Report
7:40 New Business
- Mike Stokes, Montgomery County Planning Commission, Planning 101
9:00 Old Business
- Business Development Commission Update
- Wayfinding Signage Update
- Zoning Revision Update
Mr. Bertram is scheduled to attend the Council meeting on July 11th to summarize the outcomes of this meeting.
Tags: Planning Commission·Real Estate