Conshy Helipad Deal Approved, Just Needs FAA Approval

Last night Borough Council approved a deal with Kynetic for the construction of a helipad on the river front.  The Borough owns 100 feet from along the river and Kynetic offices are located at 225 Washington Street.  The proposed flight path is over the river.  The FAA still has to approve everything for it to actually happen.

As the Times Herald reports:

Corporate helicopters serving TeamStore Inc., located at 225 Washington Street, will be restricted to an “average of 12” round-trip “flights” per month, according to the agreement. The company will not be allowed to operate flights during borough concerts and festivals at the park. Borough officials will give the flight coordinator 10 days notice of the community events.

The company will construct the helipad at the park and pay an annual fee of $5,000 to the borough. During the five-year renewal period of the agreement, the annual fee will increase to $10,000 per year.

The borough will own the helipad and will allow police, fire and emergency services to use the helipad for emergency medical flights.

As part of the agreement, the company will build a dog park for the borough at Conshohocken Riverfront Park.

Anyone have an opinion on this?  Comments are open.