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  • 12/3/2019 - A sweet approval for Royersford! Brian Seidel, RLA, AICP of Seidel Planning & Design presented a conditional use application & site plan improvements to obtain approval of a 50’s themed ice cream parlor in Montgomery County, PA. As part of his testimony, Mr. Seidel described the suitability of the property as an appropriate ‘transitional use’ between the residential uses to the east & commercial uses to the west.
  • 11/21/2019 - A recommendation for conditional use approval! Wes Beers, RLA received a recommendation of approval from the Limerick Township Planning Commission for a conditional use & redevelopment application. Mr. Beers described the site’s location within the commercial area of the Lewis Road Overlay District & identified the application’s compliance with the conditional use standards to obtain a favorable recommendation.
  • 11/21/2019 - A divine approval! Land use planning testimony was provided by Brian Seidel RLA, AICP at the New Hanover Township Zoning Hearing Board to obtain special exception approval & variances for a ‘place of worship’ within the Township. Mr. Seidel identified the consistency of the application with the goals of the regional master plans & the Township recreational plan to address the Township’s use regulations & obtain approval for the church’s youth center.
  • 11/14/2019 - Multi-family development on the rise in Newark, NJ! Brian Seidel, NJPP provided land use planning testimony before the City of Newark’s Zoning Board of Adjustment to obtain the approval of use & bulk variances to permit a proposed 15-unit multi-family dwelling in the underlying R-2 zoning district.  
  • 11/13/2019 - A sign for the community! Seidel Planning & Design provided landscape architectural design services to illustrate neighborhood community signs & associated landscaping for a Delaware County Municipality.  Funding for the signs are provided in partthrough a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) obtained for the project.
  • 11/12/2019 - Commercial development approved in the Cape May Courthouse Town Center! Brian Seidel, NJPP provided land use planning testimony before the Middle Township Planning Board to obtain C-variances & site plan approval for a 4,950 SF mixed use commercial building & restaurant in the Town Center of Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey. Mr. Seidel identified the application’s consistency with the goals of the Master Plan & the Town Center design & development standards, and the elimination of non-conforming uses to justify the approval.
  • 11/1/2019 - Conditional use application filed! Seidel Planning & Design prepared site plans & filed a conditional use application for the conversion of an existing commercial building adjacent to Route 422 in Montgomery County Pennsylvania. The plans include an expansion of the existing building, new parking areas, sidewalks, & signage designed to address the development regulations & conditional use standards of the Municipal zoning ordinance.
  • 11/1/2019 - Identifying zoning & development compliance in Camden County! SPD provided a written & graphic report identifying compliance with land use standards for a proposed commercial development within the New Jersey Pinelands. The report addressed the use & development regulations applicable to both the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP) & the Municipal zoningordinance.
  • 10/30/2019 - It’s all in the details! SPD continued design development for a community park by providing additional construction details, illustrative elevations, & material specifications. The presented exhibits reflected design options to solicit input on the park’s development from the Municipal staff & community leaders. 
  • 10/21/2019 - Variances approved in Swedesboro! Variances from bulk & area regulations, a use variance, sign variances, & site plan approval were received from Logan Township’s Zoning Board of Adjustment to accommodate a self-storage facility.  Brian Seidel NJPP, AICP provided land use planning testimony and presented parking & signage improvements proposed to accommodate the new use on the multi-tenant industrial property.
  • 10/7/2019 - Planning for improvements to High Street! The planners & landscape architects at Seidel Planning & Design were invited to participate in the High Street Corridor Study Steering Committee organized by the Montgomery County Planning Commission. The study area includes West Pottsgrove Township, Pottstown Borough, & Lower Pottsgrove Township and will assess the zoning regulations & multi-modal transportation improvements recommended to facilitate continued growth in the commercial corridor.
  • 10/2/2019 - Lighting up Brick New Jersey with approvals! Brian Seidel NJPP, AICP provided land use planning testimony to the Brick Township Zoning Board of Adjustment to obtain use variance approval. The variance was requested to replace three (3) existing light poles within the commercial center to accommodate new luminaries & equipment for three (3) small cell wireless communications facilities.
  • 9/30/2019 - Community planning in Delaware County! The land use planners at Seidel Planning participated in a neighborhood revitalization task force & community meeting in Upper Chichester Township. The public meeting was conducted at the community’s elementary school to assess the desires expressed by the community leaders, residents, & business owners to enhance the neighborhood.
  • 9/20/2019 - SPD provides land use planning services in the New Jersey Pinelands! Seidel Planning conducted field investigation & provided coordination with the project team to review regulations of the Municipal zoning ordinance & the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP) applicable to the Camden County development site.  Information obtained during the field investigation will be utilized to prepare a Site Suitability Assessment including a written & graphic analysis prepared by Brian Seidel, LLA, NJPP to support the development application.
  • 9/18/2019 - A new vision for a community park Commercial development growth & proposed roadway improvements creates an opportunity to redevelop a community pocket-park at a popular crossroads in Delaware County. The landscape architects at Seidel Planning met with Municipal staff to identify program requirements including gateway signs, pedestrian plazas, landscape buffers, & sidewalks to be included in the updated park.
  • 9/17/2019 - Re-envisioning retail! The SPD team conducted field investigation to assess the redevelopment potential of an existing retail center in Montgomery County, PA. Seidel Planning was joined by the site engineer, architect, & property owner & discussed opportunities including stormwater management, landscaping, lighting, walkability, traffic-calming, signage, alternative uses, site amenities, & façade enhancements to continue the growth of the center.  
  • 9/6/2019 - Viewshed analysis complete! Seidel Planning & Design completed a balloon test & photographic inventory in West Mifflin Borough of Allegheny County, PA. The balloon test was publicly advertised in accordance with the Borough’s zoning regulations. Photographs obtained during the investigation will be utilized to prepare a viewshedanalysis & photographic simulations for presentation in future land use applications.  
  • 8/29/2019 - FILED! Redevelopment plans to implement a self-storage & vehicle rental facility were filed in Southern New Jersey this morning. Seidel Planning & Design provided land use planning services including zoning analysis & interpretation, pre-application meetings with Township staff, and coordination of engineering & surveying services to finalize the site design and file the zoning & site plan application with the Township & County.
  • 8/23/2019 - Big travels for small-cells! The staff at Seidel Planning & Design continues their travels through the tri-state area conducting inventories of proposed wireless antenna collocations for small-cells to implement 5G wireless service.
  • 8/22/2019 - A pre-application meeting in Montgomery County! Seidel Planning & Design attended a pre-application meeting with the Limerick Township staff & presented a sketch plan illustrating the proposed redevelopment of an existing commercial property.  Brian Seidel, RLA, AICP discussed the interpretation of certain zoning & land use provisions with the staff to address the expectations of the Municipality & streamline the application & approval process for the applicant.


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Multi-family development on the rise in Newark, NJ!

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Multi-family development on the rise in Newark, NJ! Brian Seidel, NJPP provided land use planning testimony before the City of Newark’s Zoning Board of Adjustment to obtain the approval of use & bulk variances to permit a proposed 15-unit multi-family dwelling in the underlying R-2 zoning district.  

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