Last night the Zoning Hearing Board voted to grant the zoning variances sought by O’Neill Properties to build an office building on the riverfront. The project involves constructing a new building and parking garage between the river and the three existing Millennium buildings on Washington Street. The new building will connect through a walkway to Millennium 3.
The project is rumored to be a headquarters for AmerisourceBergen, While that is not confirmed, Brian O’Neill of O’Neill Properties did state that the tenet would bring up to a 1,000 jobs to Conshohocken. The plan is for the tenet to move into Millennium 3 first and then expand into the new building once completed.
Also included in the development is an amphitheater fronting the river. This would be a tiered grass covered area that would fit 1,000 people. It would be a bring your lawn chair or blanket type amphitheater, not like the Mann or the one in Camden.
The project still has a couple to few more steps before construction can begin, but obtaining the zoning variances was the major step. Stay tuned for more as this project moves forward.
FYI, last week someone accused us of being paid by O’Neill Properties. O’Neill last supported this page in 2010, when Londonbury opened, through a sponsorship of Conshohocken Restaurant Week. As a disclosure, we are currently trying to resurrect a farmers market in Conshohocken. We first looked for space on Fayette Street and determined there was not a viable location due to a redevelopment project where the market had previously been held. If it can’t be along Fayette, the other viable option is to have it on the riverfront. We have asked O’Neill Properties to allow us to use a parking lot along the riverfront in the area of this project and that request is being considered.