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Zoning Hearing Starts for 216-Unit Proposal in Laverock

The next chapter in the seven-year saga of the Laverock (formerly Falcon Hill and Laverock Hill) development project opened Monday evening at the Cheltenham Zoning Hearing Board.  After the township just four months ago agreed to – even encouraged – a project of 18...
Posted On Jul 15 2015
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Age Restricted Zoning Repealed but Doesn’t Go Away in Laverock

In a unanimous vote the Cheltenham Board of Commissioners at its last meeting repealed a zoning ordinance that allowed developers to build large multi-story residential projects that override underlying zoning for neighborhoods of single family homes.  It was an anticlimactic...
Posted On Jun 29 2015
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Laverock Housing Project Turned Down Unexpectedly in Springfield

After seven years of wandering in the desert of development controversy, it looked like an oasis for the Falcon Hill housing project proposed for Laverock by Hansen Properties. Straddling Cheltenham and Springfield Townships, the 84 unit development recently won zoning approvals...
Posted On May 15 2015
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Governor Picks Laverock Financier for State Treasurer

Gov. Tom Wolf announced yesterday the nomination of Timothy A. Reese for PA state Treasurer.  A  Laverock resident, Reese brings more than 20 years of international finance and business experience along with a track record of managing major financial operations, according to the...
Posted On Apr 08 2015
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Cheltenham Township Passes Zoning for Laverock’s Falcon Hill Project

After seven years and a string of alternative proposals, the long disputed development project for Laverock Hill, now rechristened Falcon Hill, has secured zoning approval in Cheltenham Township.  The project’s latest iteration has 18 (possibly 17) single family units plus...
Posted On Mar 24 2015
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Laverock Development Proposal Back in Play But Taking an Unusual Decision Route in Cheltenham

In the latest phase of Cheltenham’s development wars, battle lines are forming once again over a proposal for the Hope Lloyd Starr property in Laverock. The 42-acre parcel on East Willow Grove Avenue, often referred to as Laverock Hill, has a long history of proposals...
Posted On Feb 08 2013
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Laverock Hill Development Proposal Gets New Life in the Form of 156 Low-Rise Units

In a major shift, the developer Hansen Properties is proposing to develop on the Laverock Hill estate a total of 156 townhouses, 44 of which will be within Cheltenham Township and the rest located just over the Springfield line.   Under the plan, the residences will be...
Posted On Jan 20 2012
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Civic Event on Wednesday Offers Chance to Meet the Candidates for Township Commissioner

Maybe you know that election day is coming up Tuesday, November 8. You might even know that a slew of county offices are up for grabs, as well as seats for judges on state courts, the county Court of Common Pleas and district courts. But how about a little closer to home? Do you...
Posted On Oct 20 2011
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