Last month, West Chester’s Planning Commission approved preliminary development plans for the consolidated W. Market Street lot that includes Mitch’s Gym. Since the original proposal the developer has simplified the exterior and added brick sidewalks. Here's how they responded to all raised concerns.
After weeks of “by right” presentations by builders that all but guarantee the construction of 500 new apartment units over the next two years, West Chester Borough Council moved this week on two ordinances that, intentionally or not, return some autonomy to the homeowner.
How does the Borough grow? With small additions, big complexes or not a all? A look at the options. Plus, a cute new community garden, West Chester's baseball teams are back on the field and how about those pictures from the new restaurant planned for the old BB&T Bank Building on High Street? Wow. Just wow. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
West Goshen seems to be one step closer to ridding itself of the Quality Inn on S. High Street. Township Supervisors held a Conditional Use Hearing on a proposal to build a 175-unit Assisted Living community and a four-story, self-storage facility on the property.
This week West Chester will hold a hearing on a new ADU ordinance. ADUs, or accessory dwelling units, are touted by many as a cost-effective way to add housing to a community. Growth would come one 800 sq. ft unit at a time. It’s a stark contrast to the large apartment complexes currently working their way to approval.
Power to the people - West Chester’s new ADU ordinance is looking to return some of the development power to the residents by letting you do what you may already have thought you could - add an in-law suite or apartment to your home. We look at what’s proposed. Plus, West Goshen moves closer to ridding itself of the Quality Inn on High Street and City Buns makes it official. There will be buns no more. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.