West Conshohocken’s Borough Council to oppose proposal to build five homes off Valley Road

During the June 8th meeting of West Conshohocken’s Borough Council, there was a presentation by representatives of Merion Ridge, LLC on a proposal to construct five homes off Valley Road on the West Conshohocken side of the border with Lower Merion Township.

The developer had made a presentation to the borough council previously and members of the council asked the developer to rethink the development to construct the homes on the flatter portion of the property. The property has some high ridges.

The developer did come back and reveal such a plan, however, it has decided to move forward with its original plan as it seeks variances from the zoning hearing board. The developer will also eventually need a conditional use approval from the borough council. The zoning hearing is scheduled for July 10th.

With one member of the borough council (Tara Gorney) absent from the meeting, the council voted three to three on whether to oppose the application during the July 10th zoning hearing. Council President Doug Borgerson, along with Jose Ignacio Gonzalez and Richard Greenstein did not believe they had enough information to oppose the application. Stephen Blumenthal, Tori Conicello-Emery, and Jack Cooper voted to oppose it.

Mayor Danielle Fournier broke the tie by casting a vote to oppose the application.