Zoning Hearing for Wawa on December 2nd and 600 Apartments on December 12th

The schedule has been set by the Zoning Hearing Board to handle the requests from the developers of the proposed Wawa and O’Neill Properties. The developers of the proposed Wawa are seeking to build a Wawa, with gas, at West 11th and Fayette and O’Neill Properties is seeking to build 600 apartments on the 400 block of Washington Street. The Wawa was shot down by Borough Council previously and the apartments secured a preliminary approval from Borough Council last week and the below request was tabled at a meeting in November by Zoning.

Here is the schedule and what is requested:

Monday, December 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
Banquet Hall at the Washington Fire Company No. 1

The Petitioner is requesting a Special Exception and Variances from the terms of the Conshohocken Zoning Ordinance Sections 27-703. B-Change of non-conforming us 27-1202- permitted uses in the RO Zoning District in the altercate; 27-2104-21-inclusion of advertising on incidental signage; 27-2105. A.1-prohibition against animated signage;27-2107.2.- the number and size of signs permitted in the RO Zoning District. Confirmation and continuation of non-conformities at the site are requested including 27-1205.F-impervious coverage;27-1207-parking in a front yard setback; and the number access points on 1 street, Failing approval of a special exception for change of non-conforming use or in the alternate a variance for the use; the Petitioner challenges the validity of the Residential-Office section of Zoning Ordinance as “unconstitutionally exclusionary”. The application, plans and explanations given are given are available for public review at the Conshohocken Borough Administration Office, 1 West 1st Avenue, Suite 200, Conshohocken, PA., Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m.. and 4:00 p.m.

The Petioner (sic) proposes to demolish all existing buildings at the site and to construct a retail convenience store including food and gas sales, to retai (sic) signs with advertising; to install an animated sign for displaying gas prices and to install more than one sign for displaying gas prices and to install then one sign whose sizes exceed 10 square feet and are other than externally illuminated. One access point on Fayette Street will be removed and replaced with 2 access drives. An additional access drive will be created on the Harry Street side of the property.

O’Neill Properties
Thursday, December 12th at 7:30 p.m.
Old Borough Hall at West 8th and Fayette

The Hearing for 401-433 Washington Street is continued from Thursday, November 14, 2013. The Pettioner (sic) is appeling (sic) the determinations of the Zoning Officer with regard to compliance with the Zoning Ordinance: requesting interpretations and in the alternate requesting variances to the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance; requesting Variances to the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance: 27-1504 D 2 and 27-202 (open space); 27-1505B (2) and (3) 27-1511 6 C (2) (setback requirements); 27-1506 B (1) landscaping: 27-1508 (traffic impacts) 27-1511.4 (unit sizes); 27-1511 8 D and E (parking).

Additionally the Petioner (sic) is requesting an interpretation and in the alternate a variance from 27-2007 1, which permits only one access way on each street on which the property abuts, and 27-2007 1,. which regulates the widths of drive aisles in parking areas.

The Petitioner proposes to construct a 615 unit mult-family (sic) dwelling which does not conform to the August, 2013 amendments to the Conshohocken Zoning Ordinance with regard insufficient setback between buildings and internal drives, which lack the featurs (sic) required in the setback and larger surface parking area than permitted in terms of number of spaces and the size of drive aisles is parking areas.