After a three-year battle, it appears a massive, 175-unit apartment complex in Kennett Township will become a reality. A major design change sent it back to square one, but a proposed large apartment development in Kennett Township is once again moving forward.
Three years ago, a proposal by Ravello Land Development to build apartments between Anson B. Nixon Park and Miller’s Hill Road was approved as a conditional use, and early the next year its final land development plan was approved. But a substantial revision to the design started the process over again. And at their second August meeting, the supervisors unanimously approved a new conditional use approval for the developers.
The new design retains the proposed 175 units on a 14.6-acre tract. David J. Sander, the township solicitor, said the main reason for the revision was the developer’s change from one building to three four-story buildings. After a July 18 hearing on the proposal, the township and developers agreed on a list of conditions, Sander said. Those conditions mostly addressed the distance of various features from neighboring properties, as well as conditions regarding tree plantings, earthwork and types of lighting used. Final conditions addressed creating a crosswalk so people could walk across Walnut Road from the development to the park, and making sure there was also access to future sidewalks on Miller’s Hill Road.
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Source: Daily Local; 8/20/2018