Stop the height variance for an apartment complex at 220 E Chestnut St, West Chester, PA

220 E Chestnut Street

West Chester, PA 19380

 (The former Agway fuel distribution site)

 

220 East Chestnut Street Associates (Eli Kahn, David Della Porta, and Jack Lowe) owns the lot at the corner of E Chestnut Street and N Matlack Street in West Chester, PA. The original plan for development of this lot was an office building. The new plan is to build a 120 unit apartment complex. In order to do this, the developers are asking the borough for a height variance to allow them to erect their building to a height over 50 feet, which is over the maximum height regulations defined by the borough for this neighborhood.

 

Please sign this online petition to show your support to the borough authorities (the Zoning Hearing Board, the Planning Commission and Borough Council) to enforce the current height ordinances and NOT to grant a height variance for the development of this lot.  Please help us preserve the integrity, charm and character of our neighborhood and the borough of West Chester by maintaining the current height restrictions that were created for exactly that reason.

 

Monday, February 14, 2011 at 5:30 is the Zoning Hearing Board meeting where the height variance is officially being requested. The results of this petition will be shared at that meeting and any future meetings as necessary. This meeting is also open to the public for any concerned residents who wish to attend. The meeting location is:

401 East Gay Street

Room 240

West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 

UPDATE:

March 18, 2011

The Zoning Hearing Board has granted a six foot height variance to the developers.  They acted under the assumption that the land is all in the Town Center zoning district where apartment complexes are allowed and where building may be up to 45 feet tall.

 

However, Ordinance #15 of 2001 changed the zoning of the lots along East Chestnut Street from Town Center to NC-2 where only houses are allowed to be built and where 35 feet is the maximum building height.

 

Because of this, we have filed an Appeal of the Zoning Hearing Board's decision with the Chester County Court of Common Pleas.  The case is pending.

 

For more information, please visit:  http://www.220EChestnut.com 

 

Thank you for your support! 

 

IF THE SITE ASKS YOU FOR A DONATION, PLEASE IGNORE THIS, WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR YOUR MONEY.  THANK YOU.

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This petition is supported by a group of neighbors and residents of West Chester Borough.

Links

http://www.220EChestnut.com/

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