Newtown Borough ordinance amendment will allow mixed-use development
Newtown Borough Council recently approved a modification to the Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) ordinance that will allow a combination of business and residential uses in the V-2 (Village Gateway), B-1 (Business Gateway) and B-2 (Business Mixed-Use) zoning districts. The TND ordinance amendment provides a set of standards for building types, open space, streets, alleys, sidewalks and streetscapes not found in the original TND ordinance and focuses on qualities the borough wants to maintain and enhance. Any proposed development under the TND would be considered a conditional use.
Source: Advance of Bucks County; 2/17/2011
Yardley eyes recreational vehicle storage ordinance
The subject of recreational vehicle storage has been a hot topic at recent Yardley Borough Council meetings. Council member Rich Wayne has proposed that the council create an ordinance that would regulate the storage of recreational vehicles such as wave runners, boats and RV’s on property in the borough. Council president Joe Hunter suggested that the council study sample ordinances from surrounding areas and take their time with the issue. Several borough residents spoke out against the idea during the public comment session of the meeting.
Source: The Intelligencer; 2/18/2011
Bensalem school board rejects charter school
The Bensalem school board recently voted 5-1 to reject the application of the Bensalem Keystone Academy Charter School to open a K-12 school with about 40 students per grade. The school board listed many concerns and factual discrepancies on the charter school application as reasons for the denial. The charter school founders may appeal the denial to the state Department of Education. If approved, the school would have been the second charter school in Bensalem.
Source: Bucks County Courier Times; 2/24/2011
Yardley Business Association invites new members
The Yardley Business Association (YBA) has extended its 2011 membership deadline to Feb. 28. Membership provides access to the YBA website where members can post various items of interest and entitles the member to one email blast per year, with other membership levels available. Click here to visit the Yardley Business Association website for more information.
Source: Yardley News; 2/24/2011
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