Phila Street Historic Properties Saved from Demolition
The Design Review Commission voted unanimously to deny the application to demolish the historic building at 65 Phila Street. While the Preservation Foundation sees this as a positive outcome the Foundation hopes the owners will now be required to preserve the building or sell it to someone who will.
The application to demolish 69 Phila Street was withdrawn by the applicants as they have entered into a contract to sell the property to someone who is intending to preserve the building.
Planning Board Expresses Reservations On Proposed Stewarts Project
The Foothills Business Daily has been doing an excellent job covering local issues.
This is a link to a story from them about a proposal by Stewarts for a development near where Route 9 (Marion Avenue) meets Route 50. It includes an upgrade to their shop and construction of homes.
In order to get the variance they are seeking they need to provide a public benefit. Currently the benefits they are offering are sidewalks.