At its meeting on September 21st, the Board of Supervisors has directed the Planning Commission to hold hearings on the request made by Berwyn residents to reinstate the 8-unit per acre limitation on apartments and other multi-family development. No date has been scheduled yet. Over 100 Easttown residents signed a petition asking that the request be scheduled for a hearing. In 2013 the township repealed that 8-unit limitation for the Village of Berwyn, which applies everywhere else in the township. That repeal has allowed several large-scale apartment building projects to be proposed which are extremely unpopular. Go to the “Berwyn Issues” page for more information.
The Planning Commission held its first hearing on this issue on October 6th. Our land planning expert Mr. Tom Comitta gave an excellent presentation on why the repeal of the 8 unit limit will be detrimental to Berwyn. Under the current law, buildings with 60 or 70 units per acre can be built. This density is contrary to the character of a village such as Berwyn and more suitable in an urban center.
The commission will hold its next meeting on this issue on November 5, 2020 at 7pm.
Please write and email the Commission and Supervisors- “Reinstate Eight” in Berwyn!