LM planners deal blow to O’Neill’s development
Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2009
By Cheryl Allison
Despite presentations that took up several hours over two nights,
the Lower Merion Township Planning Commission decided this week that there are,
as co-chairman Teri Simon put it, “too many unanswered questions” about a major
new residential development on the Schuylkill riverfront.
It voted 4-0 Monday night to recommend that the board of commissioners deny an
application by the O’Neill Properties Group for conditional-use approval of the
nearly 600-unit apartment project in Bala Cynwyd.
It will be some time yet, however, before the board makes its decision. About an
hour was to be set aside Wednesday night for continued testimony in a formal hearing
on the request. In addition, the board has scheduled a full evening May 27 to
complete the hearing.