Monday, January 7, 2013
A preliminary land development plan for the Bala Cynwyd cemetery is on the agenda.
Westminster Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd will on Monday night seek the Lower Merion Planning Commission's approval of a preliminary land development plan for its planned second mausoleum. The 1,500-square-foot building would be virtually identical to another Westminster mausoleum nearby, Westminster officials have told the Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd. The cemetery would also have an underground stormwater management system installed. Construction would take place at the back of the property, near where it slopes down to the Schuylkill Expressway. The Planning Commission meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday at the township building, 75 E. Lancaster Ave. in Ardmore. Do you favor Westminster Cemetery's plan for a new mausoleum? What are your …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The historical society's photo shows a Manayunk connection.
On Saturday, we asked readers to identify a historical photo taken in 1931 of a location in the Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch area. Today, the answer, as guessed correctly by several readers: It's the Belmont Avenue/Green Lane bridge, configured differently than the span used today. Check next week for another mystery historical location, and email email@example.com to suggest a place in Narberth, Bala Cynwyd, Belmont Hills or Penn Valley we can use in this feature another time.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The previous gas station shut down in November.
The Riggins gas station that closed down in November at Belmont Avenue and Rock Hill Road in Bala Cynwyd has been replaced by a Citgo station. Regular gas went for $3.85 a gallon at Citgo on Friday. The Sunoco down Belmont Avenue toward the Schuylkill Expressway was pricing regular at $3.89 a gallon.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The pharmacy would replace a defunct gas station at the Rock Hill Road intersection. Share your view in the comments section.
Last fall, Summit Realty approached Lower Merion Township with a plan to build a CVS at the corner of Belmont Avenue and Rock Hill Road. A split Planning Commission gave conditional support to the plan, but the Board of Commissioners did not move forward with it. Now the developer has returned with an adjusted plan, which is described in a township-administration memo attached to this article. The plan will be discussed at the Planning Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday and again at the Building and Planning Committee Wednesday night. Part of the memo describes how the developer plans to compensate the township for allowing vehicle access onto Belmont Avenue, just south of the intersection: The applicant has offered to demolish the former…