Tonight – Big night for apartments on Conshohocken’s riverfront

As we reported last week, a proposed 256-unit apartment community near the train station in Conshohocken will seek a conditional use approval from Conshohcoken’s Borough Council on November 6th (agenda). The conditional use approval is needed to build apartments in that zoning district.

Just down the river in Conshohocken, but across the border with Whitemarsh Township, there is another proposed apartment community that will go before Whitemarsh’s Zoning Hearing on November 6th. This proposed community involves 270 apartments. From the agenda:

ZHB#2019-21: 601 Washington Street Associates, LP, c/o Kevin Kyle, 601 Washington Street, Conshohocken, PA; Parcel #65-00-12679-00-9; Block 011; Unit 041; HVY-Heavy Industrial District; RDD-1 Riverfront Development Overlay District Sub-district 1; Floodplain Conservation Overlay District; Riparian Corridor Conservation Overlay District. The applicant proposes the construction of a 270 unit multi-family residential complex, parking areas, and associated utilities. The following variances and special exception are being requested: Variance from Section 116-24.D.(3) to allow more than 30% coverage of accessory uses and structures in the rear yard or between the rear lot line and the rear principal building plane; Variance from Section 116-24.E.(3)(a) to allow off-street parking within the front yard; Variance from Section 116-164.C. to allow development within the Floodplain Conservation District; Variance from Section 116-165. to allow development and structures not listed in said section within the floodplain; Variance from Section 116-169.B.(1) to allow grading of greater than 30% of the total portion of 15-25% slopes on the site; 49% of these areas is proposed to be regarded; Variance from Section 116-169.B.(2) to allow grading of greater than 15% of the total portion of 25% or more slopes on the site; 29.40% of these areas is proposed to be regarded; Variance from Section 116-184.F. to allow parking within 10 feet of structures; handicapped parking in the entry court is approximately 4 feet from the building; Variance from Section 116-280.H. to allow less than a minimum of 2% of the footprint of the residential development to contain a non-residential use; Variance from Section 116- 281.A.(3)(a) to allow a minimum setback from the ultimate right-of-way of abutting streets to be a minimum of 10 feet with an average of 20 feet; the setback from the ultimate right-of-way of Washington Street is 66.41 feet; and a Special Exception from Section 116-166.A.(3) to permit a stormwater BMP to be located in the
floodway. This application was heard at the July 10, 2019 meeting and continued until September 11, 2019.

Both meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Conshohocken meetings are held at 400 Fayette Street in Conshohocken. Whitemarsh meetings are held at 616 Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill.