Newtown Supervisors Oppose Plan To Build 27 Townhouses at 413 Durham Road | Newtown News of Interest |

“This is a classic example of overdevelopment,” said one resident.


At the November 13, 2019, Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, Durham Partners Group, LLC, submitted a Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) application for twenty seven townhouses and associated dimensional variances on a 5-acre parcel of land located at 413 Durham Road in the PS-2 (Professional Service) Zoning District.


Township Solicitor Dave Sander laid out the options for the BOS to consider:


  • Take no action and wish the applicant “good luck;”
  • Authorize the solicitor to write a letter to the ZHB expressing the Board’s concerns with the proposed relief that is requested and perhaps include conditions on the approval of the application if the ZHB was of a mind to approve the application;
  • Authorize the solicitor to attend the ZHB and oppose the application.


Supervisor Mack made a motion to go with option #3 and to send the Township Solicitor to the December 5, 2019, ZHB meeting to oppose the application. The motion passed 4-1. Voting in favor of opposing were Supervisors Mack, Fisher, Bobrin, and Calabro. Kyle Davis cast the sole “nay” vote.


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