Author: Leslie Krowchenko

Oh No, It Can’t Go! Council Rules Historic House Must Stay

By LeslieKrowchenko Following the recommendation of the borough Historical Commission, Upland Council voted 5-1 to deny a demolition permit for Sunnyside House, Upland Avenue. The home, on the campus of Crozer-Chester Medical Center (CCMC), is a former Crozer family residence. CCMC representatives appeared before Council in December with a proposal for the 2.5-acre lot. Family Dollar, currently in the Upland Shopping Center, has expressed a desire to expand its 5,000-square foot location to a 9,200-square foot freestanding store and the medical center indicated a willingness to sell the parcel. The project would require a zoning change. The tract...

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Ridley Looking To Nudge Taxes For Schools

By BarbaraOrmsby A tax increase of about eight cents for every $100 of assessed valuation is on tap for taxpayers in the Ridley School District, according to the proposed final 2016-2017 budget approved by the school board at its May meeting. The total proposed real estate millage rate of 40.11, or $4.02 for every $100 of assessed property value, is needed to meet general fund expenditures of $101,742,061, which is an increase in expenses of $3,586,806 over the 2015-2016 budget. The school tax bill for a property assessed at $100,000 will be about $85 more than last year’s...

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Leaders Oppose New Development

By LeslieKrowchenko The Marple commissioners listened to the proposal, then voiced their opposition to the revised sketch plan for Cardinal Crossing, a mixed-use development suggested for the former Don Guanella Village tract. The 213.3-acre parcel, bordered by Sproul and Reed roads, is owned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which has an agreement of sale with Goodman Properties. The Jenkintown-based company owns and manages 175 commercial properties in Chester, Glenolden, Media and Springfield, Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties and Indiana and New Jersey. The sketch plan was a modified version of the initial application filed last year. The original...

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