There will be an open house meeting for the Devault Rails to Trails; look for a May date announcement.
The Final Land Development Plan for Beyond Meat will not be on tonight’s agenda.
The change to begin meeting in person for the Planning Commission will be discussed at the May meeting.
Please send further Joint Session agenda ideas to Ms. Csete or the Chairperson.
Mr. von Hoyer moved to approve the minutes of March 9, 2021, and Mr. Westhafer seconded. Mr. von Hoyer called for discussion, and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.
Mr. Davison and Ms. Rumpf presented a sketch plan for a proposed flex building at 3250 Phoenixville Pike. Details are listed below:
Mr. Davison addressed comments on Mr. Wright’s 4/1/21 review letter as “will comply”. Regarding variances 1 and 2, Mr. Davison noticed that the area businesses seem to have relief from setbacks, but Mr. Wright said this is due to those businesses being in the TND3 District which has lower setback requirements. Mr. Wright removed the need for a side yard variance since there is 25’ on one side and over 65 feet on the other (#4).
Regarding the second parcel, a smaller triangular piece below the parcel being discussed this evening, he may consider building another flex space building and prefers not to combine the two parcels for one larger building.
The next step is for Mr. Davison to return with a more detailed engineered plan and to submit an application to the Zoning Hearing Board for the variances.
Mr. Theurkauf represented Ms. Nancy Hallett and discussed the sketch plan he provided to change the lot line between two parcels at 4034 Tinkerhill Road to get the septic field entirely on the parcel that contains the existing house. The second parcel is vacant except for the portion of the septic field. Adjusting the property line is the easiest and cleanest way per Mr. Allen to accommodate the system.
Mr. Theurkauf displayed a Site Condition Plan showing where the septic is on the built-out lot. They want to move the lot line to allow a minimum offset of 20 feet. Mr. Wright’s review letter dated 4/6/21 indicated a property line needs to be revised to provide the minimum 20-foot setback to the existing on-lot septic system. This would change the existing lot area as below and leave the unimproved lot as unconstrained:
Parcel # 35-2-139 to 103,841 (100,006 net)
Parcel #35-2-140 to 96,567 (94,500 net)
The Members waived the step requiring a site visit and advised the applicant to proceed. Next, the engineer will provide a survey to the Township with the submission of a minor subdivision plan application.
This item was removed from the agenda.
This item was removed from the agenda as Park and Rec continues discussion on future use of the property.
Mrs. Csete asked if the Planning Commission had any additions to the Biennial County Transportation Inventory List she was required to update by 4/26, other than what was previously discussed. The changes would be (1) change the Rt. 401 & Valley Hill Road signal improvement to Active Status, and (2) the addition of the one-lane bridge widening for Route 29. No further recommendations were discussed.
Mr. Comitta referred to the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan and displayed a proposed update to include potential service area radii that can be used when determining the use of Fee-in-Lieu funds, such as those recently acquired from the Meyer subdivision project.
It is important for developers, such as Mr. Meyer, to see the area that benefits from their payment as Fee in Lieu. There is now a green line showing a 3-mile radius for Brightside Farm similar to the circle around Charlestown Park.
Mr. Churchill moved to recommend the amendment to the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan to include the 3/3/21 map updating the Potential Service Area Radii for Selected Recreational Areas, and Mr. von Hoyer seconded. Mr. von Hoyer called for discussion, and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.
A discussion will be held on an upcoming agenda regarding continued amendments to the TND - Area 3 zoning district. Exhibits for changes to minimum quantities, types of common TND open space for each TND district, and edits to Part 22 of the Zoning Ordinance will be reviewed.
The members made changes to the draft agenda. Mrs. Csete will email reminders to Members for Joint Session agenda ideas and circulate the updated draft.
The wind ordinance will be revisited due to concerns about height vs. minimum lot size, acreage, or setbacks at the June meeting.
Any documents referred to in the minutes are available to the public upon request to the Township office.
There being no further business, Mr. von Hoyer adjourned the meeting at 9:08 p.m.