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Will This Vacant Lot Finally Be Redeveloped?

The property on the corner of Conestoga and Sproul roads in Villanova may be in the process of being sold.

The .91 acre parcel on the corner of Conestoga and Sproul roads in Villanova may be in the process of being sold.

Radnor Patch noticed recently that property has been cleaned up (see photos) and looking better than it has in years. Radnor Township's Director of Community Development Kevin Kochanski confirmed that to his knowledge a transfer of ownership is taking place.

In 2006, O'Neill Properties Group, based in King of Prussia, presented a sketch plan to build 24 townhouses on this property and the one adjacent. The plan met resistence and never took off.

In fact, nothing has taken off there in years except for a Pennsylvania Lottery commerical with Gus the Groundhog.

It is zoned commercial, which includes:

  • a restaurant
  • personal service shop, such as barbershop, beautician or clothes-cleaning,
  • retail service shop, such as bakery, candy, ice cream or similar shop; custom tailoring or millinery shop; clock, watch or jewelry shop; radio, television or household appliance repair shop.

So what do you think should go into this building? Tell us in the comments below.

Sam Strike June 14, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Great point about the history of Ithan, Ted. I love that idea.
Greg Prichard June 14, 2012 at 05:02 AM
It would make a great trailhead/parking area for a spur off the Radnor Trail. That is, assuming a) the trail can be extended past Radnor-Chester Road, and b) there is enough room along the west edge of the Blue Route to put a path in.
Lynn Q. Ellis June 14, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Conestoga Rd & #320 are in the flood plain. That's why that sight has been empty for 15 years or more. You can only build on the pad that is there...no expansion, from what I know. Actually, the sale sign used to have a little added sign tacked onto it that said pad only & then that was removed. I guess we'lll see.
Mike L November 01, 2013 at 09:57 AM
I found this thread on Google today. Something is going on.... the garage bays and windows are getting filled, or being made smaller by fresh cinder blocks. Nearly full dumpster out front. Anybody know what's going on/in?
Sam Strike November 01, 2013 at 10:01 AM
I saw some activity here, too. Let me see what I can find out. And if anyone knows anything, please comment here. Thanks, Sam

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