East Marlborough Township
Minutes of November 28, 2017
Cuyler Walker, chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the township building. Additional Commissioners present: Charles Streitwieser, Jane Donze, Mary Nell Ferry, and Pat Montague. Also in attendance was Laurie Prysok, Township Manager. There was a quorum present.
- Public Comment Period
No Public Comments
- Minutes of October 31, 2017
Motion to approve minutes of the October, 31, 2017 Planning Meeting as submitted by Laurie Prysok, Township Manager. Motion approved.
- Longwood Preserve Project (formerly CJK) Final Approval, Represented by John Jaros
Applicant came before the Commission for recommendation of final plan approval for the Longwood Preserve Project (formerly CJK)- a 150 unit townhome development on the west side of School House Road. Review letters were once again submitted from Vandemark & Lynch, Inc., Glackin Thomas Panzak Land Planning Landscape Architecture, AECOM, and Orsatti & Stuart Associates, Inc. Planners & Landscape Architects, and DL Howell Civil Engineering & Land Planning. The Commissioners reviewed the comments from the review letters and agreed that all issues identified have been addressed by the Applicant. The Commissioners unanimously voted to recommend final plan approval subject to the Applicant’s compliance with all engineer and consultant comments.
- Dambro Apartment Building, Represented by Jim Fritch
Applicant came before the Commission to present a preliminary land development plan for the construction of an apartment building, with associated parking located in the Willowdale Multiple Use (WMU) Zoning District. Previous sketch plans were discussed with the Township in July of 2011, which included an 8,135 square foot, 20 unit apartment building. The current submissions proposes a 10,179 square foot, 24 unit apartment building. The plan mirrors the plan submitted 5 years, however there are concerns regarding compliance with the Township’s Zoning, Subdivision and Land Development, and Stormwater Management Ordinances which have changed since the time the original plan was presented. The Commissioners reviewed the comments from review letters presented. The Commissioners unanimously voted to reject this plan as drafted because of the inability to comply with current ordinances.
- Douglas C. White, Gale Property- Revised Conditional Use Plan
Applicant presented revised plans for a Twin-home development located off of Gale Lane. The revised plan avoids steep slopes and reduces the need to remove trees. The new plan call for “Footprint” lots which required an amendment to the Township Zoning Ordinance. The Commission previously recommended passage of the Zoning Ordinance. The Commissioners unanimously voted recommend conditional use approval of the revised plan under new zoning subject to the Applicant’s compliance with any concerns or safety issues identified by the Fire Marshall.
- Garnet Quick Lane- 909 E. Baltimore Pike- Preliminary Land Development
Applicant came before the Commission to share with both the Commission and the public where they were with the plans and to present review letters from Vandemark & Lynch, Inc., TPD, Glackin Thomas Panzak Land Planning Landscape Architecture, and the County of Chester Planning Commission. Applicant proposed placing a 6 foot high stockade fence on the common line between the commercial site and the residential lot. Fences over 4 feet in height must conform to the setback requirements of Zoning District. A Zoning Variance would need to be requested to allow the 6 foot high fence. The Commission strongly favored support of the zoning variance in this case. The Applicant will be meeting with TPD to further discuss sight distance obstructions, pavement markings, and proposed plans to reconstruct the first 110 feet of Pennock Avenue to improve the vertical geometry and reduce the grade of the street at the approach of the intersection with Route 1. The Applicant stated that they are committed to working with the neighbors and the Township to address stormwater as well as any other concerns presented. The Applicant is working on resolving issues that were presented in review letters.
- Paraedes Subdivision- 223 East Street Road- Sketch Plan
Applicant presented a sketch plan foe subdivision of Tax Parcel #61-5-47)223 East Street Road). The purpose of the plan is to show the subdivision of 7.006 acre R-B zoned parcel into two lots. The existing dwelling and accessory building are to remain on Lot2, and a new single family residence is proposed for the new lot (Lot 1). Access to the buildable area of the proposed new lot is only possible by crossing a tributary of the east branch of the Red Clay Creek, and is associated floodplain and wetlands.
The existing site does not have as area adequate for and on-site septic system. Applicant would need to pursue a new connection to the public sewer system. In order to construct a driveway and install utilities for a new house, the applicant will need to apply to DEP for the necessary permits to fill wetlands and disturb Waters of the Commonwealth, FEMA for a Letter of Map Amendment or letter of Map Revision that would be necessary to place fill in the 100-year floodplain, and the Township Zoning Hearing Board for a Special Exception that would be necessary to place fill in the 100-year floodplain.
The Commission recommended the Applicant schedule a meeting with the Zoning Hearing Board which only meets by appointment.
Adjournment 8:45 p.m.
Daniele Whittaker, Secretary
EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
AGENDA – November 28 – 7:00 P.M.
Agenda subject to change
Call to Order
Public Comment Period
Minutes of October 31, 2017
CJK Final Plan Approval
Dambro Apartment Building