Upper Darby Township’s Zoning Hearing Board and an overflow crowd of residents gathered recently for four hours of information and discussion on the proposed redevelopment of Drexeline Town Center, writes Linda Reilly for the Daily Times.
MCBH Drexeline Plaza LP provided detailed testimony and offered specifics of its plan to demolish all buildings except Anthony’s Restaurant on the 16.5-acre parcel at 5100 State Road, near the intersection with Township Line Road.
The developer is seeking 12 variances and one special exception for building height restrictions, a self-storage building, apartments, and location of loading docks at the site, which is zoned as a traditional general commercial district.
The Zoning Board tabled any decisions until after concerned residents urged officials to take their time and study the proposal.
The proposed plan calls for the construction of a 142-unit apartment building, an 800-unit self-storage building that looks like an apartment building, a Wawa convenience store, an expanded Shop Rite supermarket, a medical center, an underground parking garage for 190 vehicles, and a walking trail along the Darby Creek.
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