Proposed Text Amendment to Allow Apartments in Fort Washington Back on Agenda in Whitemarsh Township

In November of 2017 Whitemarsh Township’s Planning Commission voted to not recommend a proposed text amendment to allow for an apartment community on property along Bethlehem Pike and adjacent to the Fort Washington Train Station.

The proposal is now back before the Planning Commission on Tuesday, January 8th at 7:00 p.m. The agenda item reads:

SLD#01-15 VFW at Fort Washington, LTD, 451 Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA; Zoning Text Amendments adding a new Fort Washington Transit-oriented Development District; Revised Draft

This proposed apartment community has generated a lot of opposition from the public. Concerns expressed at previous public meetings have included the potential impact on the flood plain, traffic and the size/height of the project in relation to neighboring buildings.

The public meeting will be held at the Whitemarsh Township Building at 616 Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill.

Note that the rendering above is from the previous proposal. We are not sure if this has been revised for the current proposal.