Thursday, January 10, 2013
A Bala Cynwyd cemetery seeks government permits for an addition.
Westminster Cemetery's proposed second mausoleum came closer to being finalized Wednesday night, as the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners' Building and Planning Committee signed off on a preliminary land development plan. Proprietors of the Bala Cynwyd cemetery plan to build the mauseoleum next to the existing, similarly designed mausoleum, and they plan to renovate the stormwater drainage system to account for the additional impervious surface. The proposal next goes to the full Board of Commissioners, all of whom also are members of the Building and Planning Committee.
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 …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The company briefed the Neighborhood Club Tuesday night.
Westminster Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd hopes to build a new mausoleum next to an existing one overlooking the Schuylkill Expressway, company representatives told the Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd civic association Tuesday night. The new building would be virtually identical to the old, said engineer Anthony Hibbeln: about 360 casket vaults and 88 to 90 spaces for the cremated. Westminster does not plan to cut down any of the trees on its 82 acres in the course of building the new mausoleum, Hibbeln said. The company awaits input from township staff on how to configure drainage and topography at the hillside location, which is near where a mudslide happened in the summer of 2011, club officials recalled. Westminster also hopes to have the …