Rp­per Gwynedd of­fi­cials dis­cuss ex­ten­sion for mi­cro­brew­ery’s de­vel­op­ment plan

North Penn Life - - Opinion - By Bradley Sch­legel bschlegel@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

A mi­cro­brew­ery in rp­per Gwynedd Town­ship wants a 90-day ex­ten­sion to sub­mit an updated land de­vel­op­ment plan to the board of com­mis­sion­ers.

How­ever, the com­mis­sion­ers don’t ap­pear to be that pa­tient with the Prism Brew­ing Com­pany.

At Tues­day’s work­shop meet­ing, the com­mis­sion­ers ap­peared to set­tle on a 30-day ex­ten­sion for the busi­ness at 810 Dick­er­son Road.

The is­sue will be con­sid­ered at Mon­day’s pub- lic meet­ing, ac­cord­ing to Town­ship Man­ager Len Per­rone.

“We’ve been more than fair,” town­ship so­lic­i­tor Robert Kerns said dur­ing the work­shop meet­ing. “This is about get­ting them to fin­ish what they need to do.”

The mi­cro­brew­ery — lo­cated in an in­dus­trial zone — has is­sues re­lated to park­ing and ac­ces­si­bil­ity that it needs to com­ply with, ac­cord­ing to Per­rone.

“The busi­ness has been ex­tra­or­di­nary slow in re­spond­ing,” he said af­ter the meet­ing.

Prism Brew­ing Com­pany — started in 2009 by Rob DeMaria, ac­cord­ing to the com­pany’s web­site — pre­sented a land de­vel­op­ment plan to town­ship code en­force­ment of­fi­cer Bill Lawrence in Jan­uary, ac­cord­ing to Per­rone.

He said dur­ing the meet­ing that the plan in­cludes no re­vi­sions.

Town­ship staff dis­cussed the sit­u­a­tion with rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the busi­ness July 2, ac­cord­ing to Kerns.

Ini­tially, the so­lic­i­tor rec­om­mended that the board de­cline the 90-day ex­ten­sion re­quest.

“We’ve been at this for months and months,” Kerns said dur­ing the meet­ing.

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