Traffic the Issue with Villanova Plan For Some

On Monday evening Radnor's Board of Commissioners will hold a hearing and vote on the introduction of an ordinance.

On Monday evening Radnor's Board of Commissioners will hold a hearing and vote on the introduction of an ordinance of the Petition for Amendment to the Radnor Township Zoning Ordinance submitted by Villanova University. The Petition for Amendment proposes the establishment of a new Comprehensive Integrated College Development Use within the Planned Institutional District of the township.

The information starts on page 104 of this document.

According to Philly.com, the university is back with a "slightly scaled-down version" that includes reduced heights for some buildings, a smaller garage, and a bridge across Lancaster Avenue.

But some residents continue to be concerned with the new plan, it reports.

"I'm less concerned with how tall buildings are than what Villanova intends to do with all those cars," said Rick Leonardi, who lives near campus and is a member of Friends to Preserve Radnor, which opposed the plan, Philly.com reports.

Although school officials have said that their plan to keep more students housed on campus would reduce traffic in surrounding neighborhoods, opposed groups have maintained concern.

Read the traffic study here.

The Board of Commissioners meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday. You can watch the meeting live on Comcast channel 10 and Verizon channel 30.
Radnorite September 27, 2013 at 03:30 PM
By the way, one google search was all it took to invalidate Mr. Wood's account of how Villanova is a bad neighbor.
Kristin Strid September 27, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Great informstion for all of the disenters to read We owe much to VU BTW The priests are Augustinians
Radnorite September 27, 2013 at 04:51 PM
"i grew up here, you moved here" Can't Villanova say the same about you? Just sayin'
Catherine September 27, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Thanks for the correction, Kristin. And, interestingly, the Augustinians are actually more strict than the Jesuits.
Intheweeds September 27, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Here's the question to ask these people opposed "Is it better for Radnor to have 2000 commuting Villanova students or 800?"


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