Lower Frederick Pulls Back On Zoning Overlay

Lower Frederick Pulls Back On Zoning Overlay

HOLDING OFF IN LOWER FREDERICK TOWNSHIP – Lower Frederick’s Board Of Supervisors said Tuesday night (Sept. 6, 2017) it would not pursue – at least for now – its proposal to create a Goshenhoppen Creek Overlay zoning district that would have allowed higher-density housing in some portions of the township in exchange for developer improvements, primarily sewer installations. Supervisors did not offer an absolute “never,” but board Chairman Bob Yoder made it clear he and his colleagues had heard their constituents’ prominent opposition. The meeting on the overlay lasted about two hours. During part of that time, township engineer Carol Schuehler (at top, standing near the chart) of Cedarville Engineering Group LLC faced a municipal building meeting room filled to capacity with about 175 sitting and standing local residents (below). Eager to learn specifics of the proposal, the crowd was interested, polite, and reserved as Schuehler offered a brief history of the zoning law and pending development projects. She also explained how  higher-density housing provisions would be triggered. Supervisors then took comments and questions from those in attendance, the vast majority of which said they were against the plan.

  • The Schwenksville Post covered Tuesday’s board meeting and is working on several stories resulting from it. They include details and video of the zoning overlay discussion. They are expected to be available soon.

Zoning Meeting Spotlights Pottstown Engineer

Related (to the Lower Frederick Board of Supervisors’ Sept. 5 meeting):

Photos by The Post Publications