Two proposed apartment communities are on the agenda for the Whitemarsh Township Planning Commission on July 26. Both have already been reported.
The first is a 598-unit apartment community that straddles the border between Whitemarsh Township and the Borough of Conshohocken at 401/433 Washington Street. The Planning Commission is asked to review the final plan (it has already been reviewed by the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors granted conditional preliminary land development approval in April. The Planning Commission is tasked with to make a recommendation to the Supervisory Board, who will make the decision whether to grant final approval. The Conshohocken side of this proposal was approved through a settlement agreement dating back to 2015. The developer is KRE Acquisitions.
The second proposed apartment community is at 601 Washington Street and includes 270 units. This preliminary land use plan had been submitted to the planning commission previously and its members requested additional information on the emergency evacuation plan, the environmental history of the site and a comparison of the traffic studies of 2019 and 2022.
In previous years, a similar proposal was denied when applying for zoning relief, however, the developer appealed this decision and was partially successful. There is also a pending settlement agreement that would cover items that were not successfully appealed. In the meantime, the developer has submitted this new plan, which he says does not require any zoning relief.
The meeting is scheduled for July 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the township building at 616 Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill.