Will Mayor Frost Determine if Conshohocken Gets New Apartment Community?

Conshohocken’s Borough Council is having a special meeting on Wednesday, October 8th at 8:00 p.m. to vote on a proposed settlement involving an apartment community O’Neill Properties hopes to build at 401/433 Washington Street. The meeting will be held at Old Borough Hall at West 8th Avenue and Fayette Street.

As we reported on September 21st, Borough Council voted 4-3 to deny the proposed apartment community. Since then it has been announced that Councilperson Karen Tutino has a conflict of interest due to her employer’s work for O’Neill Properties. However, tomorrow night isn’t a revote, because Borough Council did not vote on the settlement at the September meeting. Council voted to deny based on zoning and planning issues. Brian O’Neil of O’Neil Properties requested they vote on the settlement at the September meeting, but Borough Council declined to take it up.

So what now? It will be interesting to see what the settlement agreement includes and what will happen with the vote. Based on the previous vote, and Tutino now recusing herself, the vote could end up a 3-3 tie, which will mean that Mayor Frost will cast the deciding vote.

Stay tuned.