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  • 7/8/2019 - Variances in Essex County New Jersey approved! Brian Seidel, NJPP, LLA provided land use planning testimony to the Montclair Township Planning Board in Essex County, New Jersey. Mr. Seidel’s testimony supported variances for interior illumination of signage & increased building height to accommodate the adaptive reuse of a historic building in the community’s central business district.
  • 7/4/2019 - Wishing all a happy holiday from the SPD crew! Wising you a Happy & Safe Fourth of July from Seidel Planning & Design!
  • 6/17/2019 - Special exception approval received in Delaware County! Seidel Planning & Design presented site plans & provided land use planning testimony to obtain special exception approval in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  The SPD staff supported the development with visual impact assessments, presentations at community meetings, zoning review & interpretation, coordination with municipal staff, and preparation of amendments to land use regulations throughout the application process.
  • 6/12/2019 - Signed, sealed, & delivered! Seidel Planning & Design prepared landscape plans to accompany a land development application for a proposed commercial development in Absecon Township New Jersey. The multi-phased development includes salt-tolerant species and native grass & wildflower plantings separating planned phases of development in the Ocean County municipality.
  • 5/30/2019 - Seidel Planning & Design plans for the future in Delaware County! Seidel Planning & Design represented a first-class township at a public stakeholder meeting. The meeting was held to assess community needs & priorities to implement future community improvements for a residential neighborhood. Seidel Planning & Design continues to provide municipal and community support thought-out Delaware County and the tri-state area.
  • 5/29/2019 - Seidel Planning & Design participates in the Route 724 Task Force & provides land use planning recommendations! The team of volunteers is an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) in collaboration with the Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce (TCACC) involving municipalities, land owners, and developers in Montgomery & Chester Counties to facilitate the strategic growth of the corridor between Pottstown & Phoenixville.  
  • 5/29/2019 - Re-envisioning suburban retail centers! Seidel Planning & Design prepared concepts and design solutions for a variety of retail centers in the northeast. Recommended improvements included signage, music, branding, architectural façade improvements, landscaping, civic plazas, & site furnishings to improve the pedestrian experience & improve walkability.
  • 5/23/2019 - Planning testimony provided in Bergen County, NJ! Brian E. Seidel, NJPP, AICP attended a Planning Board meeting in the Township of Rochelle Park, Bergen County NJ in support of a proposed child-care facility. Brian provided professional planning testimony for bulk variances from signage and parking regulations supporting redevelopment of the existing industrial property & implementing a vegetated buffer from the adjacent residential community.
  • 5/17/2019 - Seidel Planning & Design proudly support the Upper Chichester Township Board of Commissioners The land use planners at Seidel Planning & Design proudly support the Upper Chichester Township Board of Commissioners and their representation & involvement at the 2019 Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners annual conference!
  • 5/17/2019 - Seidel Planning supports smart-growth! The staff at Seidel Planning participated in a collaborative meeting with municipal staff and the DCTMA supporting smart growth, infill development, and implementation of multi-modal transportation routes in Delaware County, PA.
  • 5/8/2019 - Impact assessments prepared to obtain variances in South Jersey! Seidel Planning provided rapid-response to address a municipal review letter received the day before an advertised public hearing. The SPD staff conducted field investigation & prepared an impact assessment for a proposed development in Alloway Township of Salem County, New Jersey. Exhibits were prepared & presented at the public hearing by the firm’s president, Brian Seidel, NJPP supporting his land use planning testimony & obtaining the requested D1 use variance and site plan ...
  • 4/15/2019 - Architectural features approved in Burlington County! Brian Seidel presented testimony in Evesham Township, New Jersey receiving approval of sign variances for a national retailer. The retailers’ façade contained exterior lighting and a wall-mounted architectural design determined by the township to be ‘signage’. Mr. Seidel’s testimony supported the opinion the wall-mounted design should be considered an architectural feature which was encouraged by the ordinance. The testimony resulted in an approval from the board to ...
  • 2/5/2019 - We’ve got this covered! Brian Seidel, LLA, NJPP provides land use planning testimony in support of a conditional use variance & design waivers to install a canopy at an existing automotive service & fueling station in the historic Borough of Stockton, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
  • 1/28/2019 - A big win for small cells! Brian E. Seidel RLA AICP presented land use planning testimony to the Lancaster City Zoning Hearing Board supporting the installation of 5G small cells on existing utility structures within the City’s rights-of-way.  Seidel Planning & Design prepared written Site Suitability Assessments for each location providing an interpretation of the City’s zoning regulations, and justification for the requested relief to obtain approval from the Board.
  • 1/17/2019 - Township Shade Tree Commission provides a recommendation of approval! Brian Seidel, LLA appeared before the Ramsey Borough Shade Tree Commission obtaining a recommendation of approval for a landscape plan prepared for a proposed pediatric consulting office proposed in the Bergen County municipality.
  • 7/13/2018 - Seidel Planning & Design on site in Burlington County NJ! Seidel Planning & Design conducted a balloon test in southern New Jersey. The balloon test was performed to determine the visual impact of a proposed telecommunications tower on the surrounding area. SPD continues to provide land use planning and consulting services to the telecommunications industry throughout New Jersey & the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
  • 6/4/2018 - Testing future land use planners! Brian Seidel of Seidel Planning & Design appeared as a panel judge for a High School’s community planning presentation. Ninth-grade students presented their final projects to a panel of community members and local professionals illustrating concepts for their community and vision for the future.
  • 5/31/2018 - Conditional use approval received in Chester County! Site plans prepared by Seidel Planning & Design were utilized to obtain conditional use approval in Caln Township, Chester County, PA. Plans were prepared to maximize parking & support the conversion an industrial building to professional offices.
  • 5/24/2018 - Balloon Test performed in New York! Seidel Planning & Design provided field investigation & conducted a balloon test in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The test was performed to assess the impact of a proposed commercial structure on the scenic views of the community. Photographs were obtained from nearby roads & properties illustrating a negligible visual impact to the area.
  • 5/15/2018 - Land use planning services for Northern New Jersey! Brian Seidel, NJPP, AICP attended the Fairfield Township Zoning Board of Adjustment supporting a conditional use application for a physical therapy office in Essex County, New Jersey.

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2018 News Archive

  • 7/13/2018 - Seidel Planning & Design on site in Burlington County NJ!
    Seidel Planning & Design conducted a balloon test in southern New Jersey. The balloon test was performed to determine the visual impact of a proposed telecommunications tower on the surrounding area. SPD continues to provide land use planning and consulting services to the telecommunications industry throughout New Jersey & the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
  • 6/4/2018 - Testing future land use planners!
    Brian Seidel of Seidel Planning & Design appeared as a panel judge for a High School’s community planning presentation. Ninth-grade students presented their final projects to a panel of community members and local professionals illustrating concepts for their community and vision for the future.
  • 5/31/2018 - Conditional use approval received in Chester County!
    Site plans prepared by Seidel Planning & Design were utilized to obtain conditional use approval in Caln Township, Chester County, PA. Plans were prepared to maximize parking & support the conversion an industrial building to professional offices.
  • 5/24/2018 - Balloon Test performed in New York!
    Seidel Planning & Design provided field investigation & conducted a balloon test in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The test was performed to assess the impact of a proposed commercial structure on the scenic views of the community. Photographs were obtained from nearby roads & properties illustrating a negligible visual impact to the area.
  • 5/15/2018 - Land use planning services for Northern New Jersey!
    Brian Seidel, NJPP, AICP attended the Fairfield Township Zoning Board of Adjustment supporting a conditional use application for a physical therapy office in Essex County, New Jersey.
  • 5/9/2018 - Seidel Planning & Design prepares landscape plans for proposed residential community in Chester County!
    Seidel Planning & Design prepared and presented a landscape plan for a proposed residential community to the East Brandywine Township Zoning Hearing Board. The landscape plan reinforced a streetscape design concept for the village district approved by the local historic review board. The landscape plan addressed municipal buffer requirements and accented the communities’ street presence by providing street trees and ornamental plants along a natural stone street wall.
  • 4/25/2018 - Borough redevelopment proposed in Bucks County!
    Seidel Planning & Design attended the Perkasie Borough’s Planning Commission meeting in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in support of a proposed zoning map revision. The map revision request resulted from concept plans prepared by SPD illustrating opportunities for infill development of residential and commercial uses in the Borough’s Town Center.
  • 4/24/2018 - Liquor Control Board approves event at Citizens Bank Park!
    A plan prepared by Seidel Planning & Design was utilized by the promotor of the Philadelphia All-Star Craft Beer & Wine festival for approval from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Deviating from more traditional land-use methods, clear graphic exhibits are effective to support land uses & occasional events. Join Us May 19, 2018 at Citizens Bank Park! For more information please visit: www.ballparkfestival.com.
  • 4/10/2018 - SPD makes KOP greener!
    Seidel Planning & Design facilitated a pre-bid meeting with contractors to implement a landscape plan prepared by SPD. The improvements will be at a prominent site near King of Prussia’s Town Center and add much need to curb appeal to the commercial property.
  • 4/10/2018 - Signage approved in Delaware County!
    Land use planning testimony from Brian Seidel, RLA, AICP was presented to the Brookhaven Borough Zoning Board of Adjustment. Seidel Planning & Design, Ltd. prepared exhibits including an aerial simulation illustrating the extent of a proposed supermarket in a prominent location of the borough and a variance from a maximum sign area was appropriate for the project, resulting in approval of the application. 
  • 2/13/2018 - Seidel Planning & Design appears before County Court!
    Seidel Planning & Design provided professional testimony in the county of Common Pleas of Indiana County, Pennsylvania. SPD’s testimony included photographic simulations in support of a proposed wireless telecommunications facility in White Township, Pennsylvania. The photo-simulations addressed the potential impact of the proposed tower on the surrounding community. Seidel Planning & Design continues to provide support services to the telecommunications industry in Western ...
  • 1/31/2018 - Seidel Planning represents municipality in group home application
    Seidel Planning & Design represented a Montgomery County municipality in opposition to a land development application for special exception. The proposed rehabilitative center was in conflict with the zoning ordinance and did not meet the specific definitions of a group home, Brian Seidel of Seidel Planning & Design, Ltd. testified the proposed use met the Township’s definition of a ‘Health Care Facility’ permitted in alternate locations within the municipality.

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