The Town Center is DEAD!
After years of trying to get the more attractive Town Center approved, the developers are going ahead with the "by-right" plan, that will require no zoning changes, less open space and maybe a big box store or two.
I just opened this e-mail from BPG's John Forde:
I have been asked to relay this message to you all. Board of Supervisors Chairman Joe Catania confirmed to me that it is an accurate statement of the Board's position.
"The Board of Supervisors has indicated there is insufficient support for the
Ellis Town Center and as a result BPG will proceed with its development plans in
accordance with the present “by-right” zoning."
Therefore, the May 7th meeting is cancelled.
Your public servants at work. It will be fascinating to see the political fall-out from all this.
UPDATE: Especially when the residents figure out that the Board of Supervisors cost them $6 million in traffic improvements and and $2 million sewer hook-ups by not approving BPG's Town Center plan. They don't have to negotiate the "by-right" plan because HELLO! It's By-Right! So no traffic or sewer goodies for the township. Any of that will now have to come out of taxpayers pockets, not BPG's!