Police Visit Causes Ire with Local CEO

A visit was apparently prompted by "some words evidently exchanged between the attorney and Radnor Township officials."

The president and CEO of Brandywine Realty Trust, the largest commercial property owner in Radnor Township, is upset by a recent visit by two Radnor Police officers to Brandywine’s real estate lawyer, reports Main Line Media News.

The newspaper writes that the visit to the Blue Bell office of Marc Kaplin was prompted by "some words evidently exchanged between the attorney and Radnor Township officials."

The article continues:

Brandywine has taken a position in opposition to the pending Mixed Use Special Transportation ordinance, which would affect one of its eight Radnor properties. The MUST ordinance, extensively rewritten by Kevin Kochanski, the director of community development for the township, would allow another developer, BioMed Realty, to build office space, a parking garage, an apartment building and retail shops at its 145 King of Prussia Road property. Kaplin has appeared at numerous township meetings to advocate for his client.

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Annie Webb January 25, 2014 at 09:40 AM
Wow, I'm floored by these actions of the BOC and Radnor PD. Major overstepping of boundaries.
Radnor Mike January 25, 2014 at 11:35 AM
In my opinion, the BOC majority and some of the paid township employees have long relied on the fact that most Radnor taxpayers just were not really paying attention. The actions of the BOC and the School Board ( which by the way controls somewhere around an $83 million dollar budget) are outrageous and certainly not in the interests of the majority of Radnor citizens and taxpayers. Times are a changing. I feel strongly that the next round of elections will show that the very smart and educated Radnor electorate is now paying attention and responsible Board members will be elected who either have financial expertise- or are willing to alow citizen advisory groups to play a important part. The days of these elections really being mostly a popularity contest are over. This current group has really hurt, and will continue to hurt, the once stellar reputation of our Township. All of our property values will be burdened by the bad publicity and terrible goverance. I certaintly salute all who have been involved and have become vocal in challenging this "thuggish" behavior, both at the BOC and the School Board. We are much better than this and deserve much better. If anyone feels that my comments are too inflammatory, I apologize in advance. I really have tried to be quite tame to control my true feelings.
Annie Webb January 25, 2014 at 12:20 PM
I think you're spot on, Mike.
Radnor Patch ISN'T About Radnor Anymore :( January 25, 2014 at 01:50 PM
I strongly recommend that everyone click on the link above and read the entire article, including the transcript of the conversation between the attorneys and the RTPD. Completely outrageous display of thuggery by Colarulo and Zientowski, possibly others. An independent non-Radnor investigator should be engaged to find out what is going on within this Township....we could have another Bayshore going on! The Township staff (the Manager & Police Superintendent are not elected) seem to think that they are above the citizens and possibly above the law. Incredible....and Brandywine has been a great supporter of many Radnor causes, there goes those donations!


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