Merry Christmas Ardmore and Lower Merion
Say a prayer for Ardmore this Christmas, because based on what I am reading on this blog by other bloggers as well as what actually makes it to the papers and other media outlets, Ardmore is quite simply doomed. A veritable municipal Titanic
Too much development headed this way far too fast, and I hope Liz Rogan is happy with her legacy (which is merely a continuation of Reed and Taylor agendas of yore)
Between whatever is going to happen with the Ardmore YMCA site, whatever is going to happen on the Ruby's Lot in Surburban Square, the cram plan for Sibley Avenue, the Dranoff Drama on the other side of the tracks, Cricket Avenue, etc, Ardmore is going to be so crammed with apartments no one is going to be able to move, breathe, or drive their car anyplace quickly.
And yet there is no train station.
And yet there is no real plan for traffic and parking that I can see.
But no worries, everyone in Lower Merion will get raises and Doug Cleland has awesome benies and big office.
But truthfully a lot of people have woken up FAR TOO LATE as to HOW BAD these projects are. Yup, planning in Ardmore is just a word (much like "hope", "change", and "forward")
Check out the thoughts being left under Main Line Times: Sound Off: Share your thoughts about Ardmore Revitalization Project
Published: Friday, December 21, 2012
Also check out:
Published: Thursday, December 13, 2012
There is no planning in Ardmore or anyplace else in Lower Merion Township. Just the sound of sucking up to developers and other unsavory things. Wonder how Chris Leswing is getting along with his Brooklyn Bridge Project? You know the mythical Comprehensive Plan Update? Wow it should be as big as War and Peace by now, right? After close to what? 40 years now since 30 years was a few years ago?
From Bala to Ardmore and beyond Lower Merion's character is being altered. And not for the best. Just look at Ardmore, which is well on it's way to being a more expensive version of Upper Darby isn't it?
And then there is the myth of the new train station. OTHER municipalities can build them, but not Lower Merion. But Lower Merion CAN squander gobs of OPM discussing one.
In 20 years when people look around Lower Merion and wonder what happened, they can thank people like Liz Rogan and Doug Cleland for the current mess, can't they?
Merry Christmas Lower Merion, you are riding the Titanic now that's for sure.