• Petitioned Radnor Township Board of Commissioners

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Radnor Township Board of Commissioners

Radnor Township Board of Commissioners: Say NO! to the Villanova University Zoning Amendment

    1. Petition by

      Friends To Preserve Radnor

If passed, this will change Radnor Township, our community, and our way of life irrevocably. We want to preserve Radnor for now and for future generations.

This amendment will have an immediate negative impact to our Township, as the proposed build would increase density, traffic, noise and sound pollution, and decrease our quality of life.

This amendment would allow any educational institution within Radnor Township to build beyond the current parameters of the building/zoning codes, such as increasing building heights from 3 stories to 5 stories and decreasing setbacks from streets from 120 ft to 38 ft.

Recent signatures


    1. September 23: Villanova Petition Hearing at the Board of Commissioners Mtg


      Save the date - Monday, September 23!

      On July 8, the Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a motion to set a hearing date on Villanova's Zoning Petition. This hearing date is scheduled for Monday, September 23.

      September 23 is the first step in the process to passing this precedent-setting amendment. Should the BOC vote to allow Villanova to proceed, this amendment could be passed before the end of the year and building could start immediately.

      Many questions remain unanswered and we have yet to receive the promised traffic study. We believe it is premature to be considering proceeding with this petition until we have all the facts.

      Please attend the meeting on September 23 and let your voice be heard. Bring your friends and neighbors – there is power in numbers and the BOC notices when we show up – our goal is to have standing room only.

      We hope to see you there!

    2. June 4th: Meeting with Township Manager to Discuss Villanova Project

      Radnor Neighbors:

      On Tuesday, June 4, Bob Zienkowski, the Township Manager, will be hosting an open forum discussion regarding the proposed Villanova Project.

      The meeting will be held at the Radnor Township Municipal Building on Iven Avenue from 6:30 - 9:00 pm.

      We urge you to please attend and voice your concerns about this precedent-setting proposal. This may be our last opportunity to discuss the proposed project before Villanova University presents their plan to the Board of Commissioners.

      Please check out the document of suggestions and concerns that Radnor residents submitted to Villanova in March 2012.


      Please pass this on to your friends and neighbors.

      Hope to see you there!

      Friends to Preserve Radnor

    3. Planning Commission Voted Against Villanova's Petition to Amend the Zoning

      Thanks to everyone who attended the Planning Commission Meeting last night - we had a full house and we made a difference!

      After considering the extensive public comments, comments and recommendations made by our lawyer, David Onorato, and the comments of each of the Planning Commission members, the Planning Commission Voted No to Villanova's Petition to amend the Zoning Ordinance.

      The Planning Commission also provided additional comments to be 'added' to their vote of No to clearly explain why they reached this decision. This will be passed onto the Board of Commissioners.

      Please note: the Planning Commission made it very clear that they provide recommendations ONLY and that the Board of Commissioners could still vote on this should Villanova University choose to put the Amendment in front of the Board of Commissioners.

      We'll provide updates as soon as we know them, including dates/times of the next Township meeting and minutes from 5/6.

      THANK YOU!

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. Please Attend: Monday, May 6: Planning Commission Meeting

      A quick reminder to please attend Monday's Planning Commission Meeting at the Township Building at 7:00 pm. The Villanova amendment is first on the agenda and there will be an opportunity for public comment.

      Please come and have your voice be heard! Bring a friend!

    6. Reached 50 signatures
    7. Article in Mainline Media News re: Petition

      Villanova University neighbors to present development petition to Radnor planners - Main Line Suburban Life - Main Line Media News

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    8. Reached 25 signatures
    9. Please Attend the Next Planning Commission Meeting on May 6

      Please show up and have your voice heard! The Planning Commission is meeting on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 pm at the Township Building. They will be discussing their recommendations regarding Villanova's plan and will be passing on their decision to the Board of Commissioners. This is a crucial meeting to attend!


    Reasons for signing

    • Bev Ornik VILLANOVA, PA
      • 8 months ago

      I am very concerned about traffic issues and congestion. This will have a negative affect on property values and quality of life.

    • Philip Graham VILLANOVA, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      I live here. This sets a precedent and the repercussions for other institutions increasing their height are undesirable, intolerable and completely unnecessary.

    • Nickie Plumb ROSEMONT, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      The traffic will be a nightmare, actuallyit already is. Villanova is getting to big for these surroundiing communities. It takes me 15 minutes to go from Lowry"s Lane to 320 in the afternoon! This is not a good idea to become any bigger! Where is the pedestration bridge ag R30 and Ithan that going to be installed? Other colleges seem to have them over major roads!Why not Villanova! Not a good plan at all to expand! They pay very little taxes!

    • William Sanders VILLANOVA, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      Many reasons. Like the community as it is.,.

    • Alexis Braunfeld VILLANOVA, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      impacts my neighborhood


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