Looks like the long simmering dispute over the Maybrook Mansion has been settled, just a day before the case was set to go to trial.
On Monday night, according to the Main Line Media News, the Narberth Borough Council voted 6-0 to approve a settlement agreement, likely ending over a decade of legal wrangling between the borough and would-be developers.
Before the settlement can finally be put to rest, however, Merloc Partners and the Thomas Wynne Apartments must approve it, then Montgomery County Court must give its assent.
The conflict began in 2002, when the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners approved a development plan that would have put a 250-unit apartment complex and a four-story parking garage on the 44-acre estate, according to NBC10.
But the borough of Narberth—which the property borders on—soon jumped in, suing to scuttle the complex some borough residents maintain would add traffic, and headaches, for an already congested area.
While the details of the agreement still aren't entirely clear, according to the Main Line Media News, the developers will get their 250-unit complex and parking garage, while the borough will receive $325,000 for its general fund and another $230,000 to finance traffic improvements at the intersection of North Wynnewood Avenue and East Wynnewood Road.
Patch will update this story when more information becomes available.