During the November 20th meeting of Conshohocken’s Borough Council, the council voted 6-0 to grant a conditional use request to allow a 296-unit apartment community named Matson Mill at 101 Washington Street (basically between the railroad tracks and the river just upriver from Oak Street).
Following that vote, Borough Council also granted preliminary/final minor subdivision and land development by a vote to 5-1. Ward 1 councilmember Karen Tutino (D) was the lone no vote in the second vote. Absent from the meeting was Ward 2’s councilmember Ike Griffin (D).
During the meeting, a representative of the developer, High Street Residential, shared details on the status of SEPTA’s plan to build a new train station. SEPTA has started some initial electric work for the new platforms. SEPTA is also working with High Street Residential to purchase a piece of property just upriver from where the apartments will be constructed to add a new parking lot for commuters. Most importantly it was stated that SEPTA is committed to the new crossing at Oak Street.
We will work on finding out the developer’s timeline for starting construction. There are other approved apartment communities in Conshohocken that have been approved for several years and have yet to start construction.