Busy agenda for Conshohocken’s Borough Council on April 6th

The April 6th meeting of Conshohocken’s Borough Council has several interesting items on the agenda. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the borough hall at 400 Fayette Street.

The first interesting thing is a presentation from SEPTA on the parking garage it is planning to construct along the riverfront.

This will be followed by a hearing for the Borough to consider vacating a portion of Corson Street. The portion of the street appears on maps but is unbuilt. This action is tied to the apartments being constructed there.

Next up are two hearings for proposed changes to the zoning code. First is a proposal to remove residential uses in the four specialty planned districts that make up the riverfront. There is also one that consists of the SORA West development. As of now, residential uses as permitted by right or by conditional use. If this is approved, developers would no longer be able to construct residential buildings without going through the zoning process or seeking a further amendment from the borough council.

The second hearing involves scaling back the number of nearby property owners who must be notified when there is a hearing about a property. Currently, the distance is 500 feet. If approved, this would be changed to 250 feet.

This will be followed by four hearings involving four businesses seeking a waiver of off-street parking. The businesses involved are Golf Simulator Club at 207 Forrest Street, Our Dialy Bagel at 308 Fayette Street, Fayette Street Oyster House & Grill at 128 Fayette Street, and ENJ Wax Stadio at 320 Fayette Steet. This is really a formality in that almost no business along Fayette Street can meet the off-street parking requirement and with the addition of the SORA West parking garage with 150 dedicated public spaces and up to 1,500 spaces off-hours, it has become less relevant for businesses in busier 100 block.

There are two items on the agenda involving stormwater. One will be a discussion on a Stormwater Management Ordinance update and a stormwater amendment to the SALDO (Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance). The second is an annual presentation from the borough’s engineer on MS4, which has to do with meeting the requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Further on the agenda is a discussion on allowing the CPW Rotary to use
A. A. Garthwaite Stadium for the Conshohocken Beer Festival. Two other events are on the agenda. The first is a discussion on Conshy Corner Tavern’s special event application for a fundraiser block party. The other is consideration of the approval of the 2022 Annual Conshohocken Arts Festival & Car Show.

There are other items on the agenda. You can find the full agenda here.