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The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania

Planning Commission
Meeting Minutes

April 14, 2010

Attendees: Amy Floresta, Bob Bartmann, Bill Smith, Marian Schaner

Guests: Mike Jozwiak, Angelo Gioia, Stephen Wasylyszyn, Eileen Mulvna

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10 Lansdowne Court and 20th Century Club Reverse Subdivision The Borough purchased 3 adjacent properties and wants to eliminate parcel lines between them creating one property more attractive to grant funders.

Commission tabled discussion until the May meeting to give members an opportunity to review the materials.

Ms. Floresta requested that the Commission receive documents for review or action in advance of future meetings.

110 South Wycombe Avenue Subdivision:
Reconsideration of driveway location
Drawings were previously submitted to Commission in March; the driveway needs to be relocated as it does not meet the zoning code – it is too close to a minor collector road. Ms. Mulvna, the Borough’s engineer reviewed her comments about the plans and recommended that the developer share them with his engineer. There must be a note about each comment on the revised plan. She also expressed concern about the debris on the property and recommended that a structural engineer design the basement the developers want to put in.
During discussion additional comments were added:

  • The existing grades need to be shown on the plan
  • Gas laterals need to be shown on the plan

Ms. Schaner made a motion that the Commission approve the subdivision application for 110 Wycombe Avenue with all of the conditions, including the Borough engineer’s comments and Commission recommendations agreed to. Mr. Bartmann seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Updates Mr. Jozwiak updated the Commission on several properties in the Borough:

  • 10 – 12 Lansdowne Avenue: The HARB has approved the windows and stucco color.
  • An application to put in a grocery store at the 24 – 48 West Baltimore Avenue Shopping Center was denied by the Zoning Officer as the square footage did not fit Transit Oriented District Guidelines. The applicant will go before the Zoning Board to apply for a variance.
  • 55 East Baltimore Avenue required emergency demolition of its third floor.
New Business
  • Given the difficulty in filling vacancies, members discussed the possibility of changing the ordinance around Planning Commission size from 7 members to 5 with 3 forming a quorum.
Adjournment
  • Mr. Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Bartmann seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 9:15 PM.

Planning Commission Meets: 2ndth Wednesday of every month; 7pm in Borough Hall

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