Several area businesses have been going through the land development and planning processes that are outlined by township ordinances, and several of them came to the Limerick Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday evening to get approvals.
CPA Office on Lewis Road
First up was CPA Brian Goodman, who is moving into a former residence on Lewis Road and converting it into office space. Goodman and his attorney, Gary Lewis, presented plans for three offices in the former home along with a parking area for 10 cars.
Goodman plans to occupy one office and lease the rest out.
The board requested that Goodman comply with the the current streetscaping ordinances as the property is part of the Lewis Road zoning overlay area. Goodman agreed to do so.
Goodman's neighbor, Erin Grohoski, expressed her concerns about headlights from multiple cars shining into her house next door. She was also concerned about the amount of traffic.
The board listened to Grohoski's concerns and suggested that Goodman consider some kind of buffer, such as evergreen trees or arborvitaes.
The board granted Goodman's conditional use request, with a few conditions, and advised him that they would "trust him to be a good neighbor" in the matter of Grohoski's concerns.
Bon Homie Ltd.
The second plan involved Bon Homie Adult Day Care, also on Lewis Road.
Business manager Bill Poot and engineer Tom Smith had a confirmed appointment to present plans to the board, which is mostly informational and usually allows an applicant to gauge whether there will be opposition to his proposal.
Bon Homie, which has been in the township for 20 years, has expanded in the last six years and consequently increased its stuaff. They have had to add nursing and dietary staff to care for their clients, and want to add more parking to their property.
The board took no official action but indicated that they would not oppose the parking expansion if Bon Homie complied with all the ordinances.
Engineer Tom Ludgate came for final plan approval for Linfield Corporate Center and the new Rothman Institute building, near the Physicians Surgical Care center in Linfield.
These plans have been discussed several times at board meetings, and the two sides have reached the point of final approval.
The board indicated that one resident had issues with the building because it sits directly across from his home and there is no buffering from headlights that might be coming in and out of the property.
The property owners and developers agreed to increase the buffering, adding more plants.
The resident, Alister Orme, who was in the audience, told the board he was satisifed with the effort the township and the developer had made.
The township discussed a few other regular business items and held a brief executive session to discuss a legal matter before adjourning. The executive session resulted in a decision to table the matter until the next meeting.