Bala Cynwyd seeks new development

October 2, 2012 by  

The town of Bala Cynwyd brought two development proposals to the table during the Lower Merion Planning Commission meeting on October 1. The development proposals included building a new CVS and constructing an apartment complex.

The first proposal discussed at the meeting wanted to demolish the buildings at 222, 246 & 250 Rock Hill Road in Bala Cynwyd. The idea is to replace the four separate buildings with a 13,112 square foot CVS Pharmacy. A parking lot with 66 spaces was also part of the development plan. To construct the CVS, a zoning change is needed.

The applicant seeking to build the CVS had another proposal on the table during that same meeting. It was also suggested that a building at 726 Belmont Avenue should be demolished and replaced with 18 parking spaces for use by people wanting to use the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. Under the proposal, improvements would also be made to the intersection at Belmont Avenue and Rock Hill Road.

The second proposal wanted conditional use approval to begin construction on an apartment complex at 600 Righters Ferry Road in Bala Cynwyd. The area is currently zoned for manufacturing and industry, not residential housing.

If either proposal is approved, Bala Cynwyd printing services would no doubt come in handy. Banner printing could be used to announce the arrival of the CVS or the construction of the apartments.

The Planning Commission met at 7:00 pm in Ardmore. Any applications acted on by the commission at the October 1 meeting will be discussed further at the Building & Planning Committee meeting on October 10.