Hilltown approves zoning change for Swartley Road property
The Hilltown Township Board of Supervisors approved resident Wally Rosenthal’s request to rezone a 5-acre property located on Swartley Road, east of its intersection with Bethlehem Pike, following a public hearing July 22.
The property was zoned as Rural Residential, and Rosenthal requested that the board approve a change to zone it as PC-1 – Planned Commercial district. A portion of the property is already zoned as PC-1, township Solicitor Francis Grabowski said.
Property zoned as PC-1 can be used for retail and consumer service purposes, among other options.
During the public hearing, Grabowski announced that all necessary and appropriate steps to apply for a re-zoning had been conducted properly.
Grabowski also said the township received a letter from Bucks County Planning Commission that recommended the re-zoning approval. Furthermore, he added that the re-zoning will have no impact on the community.
The township solicitor, with the support from the Bucks Planning Commission letter, recommended to the Hilltown board that the re-zoning be approved.
A motion to approve Rosenthal’s application was approved unanimously. In other news: • 7KH ERDrG DwDrGHG WKrHH rRDG bid awards.
The first was for the installation of bituminous seal coat on various township roadways, given to Dosch-King Co. Inc. for $50,024.
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