Casting Lots: Dividing up H-Town properties and the case of 101 Tenby Road

HERE WE GO AGAIN Another controversy is brewing in the Llanerch neighborhood. As the state of the Llandillo school building is still up in the air (Carelink has dropped their appeal to the Commissioners vote-down. The building’s future is not known), residents are debating the proposed razing of an old house on a picturesque corner lot. The c. 1905, 4500 square foot, 6-bedroom, 4+ bath house at 101 Tenby Road is situated on a double lot (lots 76 and 77 deed to a Charles S. Taylor in 1901) at the corner of Bewley and Tenby Roads. The house, with a rich history of owners, was most recently the 40-year home to Mrs. Deal and her family. Mrs. Deal died in 2013 and the house is being sold by her estate. Mr. Deal, Mrs. Deal’s widower, is still in residence but plans to move to a smaller abode after the sale. According to slated buyer and contractor Rick Fuller, the property had fallen into dire structural straits over the past several years. The repair costs alone, according to the Realtor John Ryan, would hover around $300,000. Mr. Fuller is set to purchase the property for $350,000, winning out over other builders’ bids. That would put a private resident’s costs over $650,000 to purchase the property and bring it to livable standards. Fuller plans to raze the building and build two homes on the 17,800 square foot lot, resulting in two lots of about 8400 square feet (according to Mr. Ryan, this puts the lots at about 150 square feet larger than 85% of lots in Llanerch). The proposed plans include large covered porches and have been designed to compliment the neighborhood and to mimic neighborhood aesthetics that are pre-WW2. MEETUP MONDAY NIGHT Llanerch resident and president of the Board of Llanerch Civic Association Brian Elias sent an email to area neighbors Friday morning informing residents of an upcoming town hall meeting to discuss the process of subdividing lots in the township. The meeting has been organized to give residents a chance to discuss the legal … [Read more...]

School Eyed by Carelink Community Support Services

SEE UPDATES AT BOTTOM OF POST Planning Commission Notice About the Former Strafford Friends School A small number of people in the LLanerch section of town got the following Public Notice Haverford Township Board of Commissioners: NOTICE is hereby given that the Planning Commission will hold a public meeting to consider the application for Conditional Use approval of Carelink Community Support Services, Inc., for the property at 5 Llandillo Road, Havertown, PA on July 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Commissioner's Meeting Room, 2325 Darby Road, Havertown, PA. The applicant seeks approval pursuant to the provisions of §182-602.B.2 of the General Laws of the Township of Haverford to allow administrative offices, meeting space and related services for a mental health care agency. The subject property is identified as Delaware County Folio No. 22-02-00650-00 and is zoned INS Institutional District. Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM. A copy of the petition and the site plan are available for public inspection in the Community Development Office, 2325 Darby Road, Havertown, PA between 8:30 AM and 4:00PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard in accordance with the rules and procedures established by the Board. Lawrence J. Gentile Township Manager/Secretary What Carelink Is Carelink's page describes their Mission and Philosophy as follows: CareLinks [sic] philosophy is that people with disabilities can live, work, and participate in the community with considerable independence if they have caring support and help learning essential skills.  Our services embody the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation which promote positive expectations, full community integration, and program participants as active decision-makers in their recovery. Part of that "psychosocial rehabilitation" is meant for drug addicts and sexual predators. Carelink is known to … [Read more...]