I hope to see you tonight at the BOC meeting. It is critically important that residents voice all concerns they have regarding this monstrous development. If you are uncomfortable speaking that is OK. It's still very important you attend to support those who do.
Remember, the legal matter is still in the courts. Should the community prevail, this plan will be nullified. BUT we must prepare for the worst while we hope for the best. Should we have to live with this gamechanging development we must have more answers.
When: 7pm TONIGHT - The subdivision is first on the agenda
Where: 3400 Brookside Rd. Enter the municipal complex and take a left (Do not go to the library). Enter the middle door and head up the stairs.
What to expect: The BOC will likely give a presentation filled with engineering jargon and words like 'improvements' (aka perpetual road construction with the sole purpose of accomodating this development paid for in part with our tax dollars) and 'western greenway' (aka floodzone that can't be built on anyway). It will be confusing. We'll try to make sense of it tomorrow in a post.
Remember, that this is a massive plan, largest I've ever seen. The public will then have an opportunity to ask questions. Afterwords they may vote on this thing. It's my hope they hold a special public hearing to address concerns. This is afterall, to my knowledge the largest subdivision in township history.
Remember whats at stake:
- 4 million square feet of warehouse - To put in perspective....take every truck you see on LMT streets and times it by 2.
- 700-900 'urban density' homes - An incredible and costly strain (both in terms of dollars and quality of education) to our East Penn School District.
- Hundreds of thousands of Sq ft of Strip Malls
Did you know this plan calls for a widening of Rt. 100 to 4 lanes and the addition of possibly up to 4 traffic lights on the stretch? Do you know it is unclear who pays for this? (Taxpayers?)