Supervisors to Fight Swim Club Townhome Plans
The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors recently approved a motion that will oppose plans to build more than 60 townhomes at the site of the Newtown Swim Club.
The board unanimously approved a motion at last week's meeting to publicly oppose swim club owners David and Geraldine Platt’s requested zoning change that would allow townhomes to built at the site, BucksLocalNews.com reports.
The zoning change request "allows more units per acre adjoining the borough because it is more consistent with the borough’s higher housing density," the article states. The change would require a variance due to the fact that the club's property is close but does not touch the borough border.
At an upcoming Newtown Township Zoning Board meeting, the Platt's plan to present their request for the zoning change. The Board of Supervisor's solicitor, Jeffrey Garton, will be their to officially present the board's disapproval, the article said.
The website reports that several of the board members felt the 64 units was just too many for the size of property and would have adverse effects on traffic.
Swim club owner David Platt announced to members in early July that the club is expected to close next summer due to the fact that he is battling melanoma.
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