Two proposed apartment communities are on the agenda for Whitemarsh Township’s Planning Commission on July 26th. Both have been reported on before.
The first is 598 unit apartment community that straddles the Whitemarsh Township/Borough of Conshohocken border at 401/433 Washington Street. The planning commission is being asked to review the final plan (it has been reviewed before by the planning commission and the board of supervisors granted a conditional preliminary land development approval in April. The planning commission is tasked with making a recommendation to the board of supervisors, which will make the decision on whether to grant final approval. The Conshohocken side of this proposal was approved through a settlement agreement dating back to 2015. The developer is KRE Acquisitions.
The second proposed apartment community is at 601 Washington Street and involves 270 units. This preliminary land development plan was before the planning commission previously and its members asked for some additional information on the emergency evacuation plan, the site’s environmental history, and a comparison of traffic studies from 2019 and 2022.
In previous years, a similar proposal was denied when zoning relief was sought, however, the developer appealed that decision and was partly successful. There is also a pending settlement agreement that would cover the items that were not successfully appealed. In the meantime, the developer submitted this new plan that it feels does not require any zoning relief.
The meeting is scheduled for July 26th at 7:00 p.m. at the township building at 616 Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill.