The Battle of Waterloo continues….Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 7:00 p.m at the Beaumont Elementary School located at 575 Beaumont Road, Devon, Pennsylvania 19333 to consider and possibly adopt the draft Devon Center Overlay Ordinance. Please view the Hearing Notice here.
To view the draft ordinance, please click here.
The Township received a petition from Waterloo Devon, L.P., Urban Outfitters, Inc., and Anthropologie, Inc. to amend the Township’s Zoning Chapter 455 with an Overlay District for the former Waterloo Gardens property and select adjacent properties located on the south side of Lancaster Avenue at Devon Boulevard. These subject properties are collectively known as Devon Yard. To view application materials and an estimated timeline for the application, please click here.
Did I just copy and paste from Easttown Township’s website? Yes I did. I am tired and have nothing much new to add here other than a reiteration that this is a GINORMOUS disaster waiting to happen.
Yes, Waterloo Gardens was going to get developed. Of course. Prize piece of land with a defunct business on it? Oh come on, we all knew once the business tanked it was only a matter of time, right?
BUT why does what goes there look like it needs it’s own zip code and why does it have to be SO big, SO tall, SO urban, SO out of character?
One word : GREED (otherwise known as developer profit margins and municipal ratables except REMEMBER what the ratables WERE NOT in the end with Eastside Flats? )
That is my god given right to an opinion and I am sticking to it.
Anyway, time to pack the house at Easttown again. Heck if I lived in Easttown and was facing this, I would suggest LAWN SIGNS that were simple and direct AND everywhere (Including where the developer and developer partners on this project live and wow wouldn’t THAT be a visual?) Feel free to start sharing Say No To Devon Yards Photo with an appropriate hashtag like #NODevonYards on social media.
The battle for Waterloo continues….