Having grown up on the Main Line, it saddens me to think that developers want to tear down a Victorian home to build no less than 37 condos on a 1 acre lot. Considering the need for a minimim of 1 car parking per unit, doing some quick math means that we all know there will be a minimum of 37 more cars in that dense little area. Add in the fact that many of those units will have two cars, means about 10-20 additional car spaces will need to be found on-street. Oh yeah, add any friends, or family visitors, and that could add 10-30 more cars a day. So one Victoris can be modified, but how would Ardmore adapt to up to 90 more cars on its already congested roads???
Posted on the 5th of September, 2007 in the Main Line Times:
"Zoning board to allow opponents their say about 130 Cricket Ave.A third full night of testimony last week did not close the books on Ardmore's affordable condo case.
Instead, the legal issues surrounding plans for the acre of ground at 130 Cricket Ave. seemed only to grow more complex.
When developers Craig Snider and Mark Weiss of SW Land Associates submitted revised plans for a 37-unit condominium building at Thursday night's meeting, Lower Merion Township's zoning board announced it would take testimony, but reserve another night for opponents to cross-examine witnesses.
Neither the township's building and planning staff nor neighbors who object to the plans had had an opportunity to review the plans, board member Robert Fox pointed out. He instructed Snider and Weiss to return with their consultants for another session."
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