Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue.

News & Updates

Presentation to Radnor Planning Commission – October 2013

Villanova University appeared before the Radnor Township Planning Commission on October 7, 2013 to discuss its petition to amend the zoning code to provide for a new use, a Comprehensive Integrated College Development, within the Planned Institutional Zoning District.

Download October 2013 Planning Commission Presentation

Presentation to Radnor Board of Commissioners – September 2013

On September 23, 2013, the Board of Commissioners held a public hearing regarding Villanova University’s petition to amend the zoning code to provide for a new use, a Comprehensive Integrated College Development, within the Planned Institutional Zoning District. After the hearing, the Board voted to introduce the petition which will be forwarded to the Township Planning Commission and the Delaware County Planning Commission for review and comment.

Download September 2013 Board of Commissioners Presentation 

Traffic Study and Revised Petition to Amend the Zoning Code

In August 2013, Villanova University submitted to Radnor Township the results of a comprehensive traffic study as part of its Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue. The study was completed under the guidance of Radnor Township and its Traffic Engineer who provided specific guidance on the scope of the study, including what intersections to evaluate. Also in August, the University submitted to the Township a revised zoning amendment draft that would provide for a new use, a Comprehensive Integrated College Development, within the Planned Institutional Zoning District.

Download Traffic Study
Download August Revision to Villanova’s Petition to Amend the Zoning Code 

Neighbor Update Meeting -  June 25, 2013

Villanova University welcomed neighbors and local residents to campus Monday, June 25 for a conversation regarding its Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue. The University summarized the changes that have been made to its proposed zoning amendment over the past few months and shared a preliminary summary of some possible traffic improvements that could be made along Lancaster and Ithan Avenues as part of the project (originally presented at the April 2013 Planning Commission meeting). Discussion topics at the meeting focused on traffic concerns and pedestrian safety at the intersection of Ithan and Lancaster Avenues, with many attendees seeking a bridge or tunnel at that intersection.

Download May Revision to Villanova’s Petition to Amend the Zoning Code
Download June Neighbors Update Meeting Presentation – Part I
Download June Neighbors Update Meeting Presentation – Part II

Presentation to Radnor Planning Commission – 
May 2013

Villanova University appeared before the Radnor Township Planning Commission on May 6, 2013 to discuss further its petition to amend the zoning code to provide for a new use, a Comprehensive Integrated College Development, within the Planned Institutional Zoning District.

Download April 16 Revision to Villanova’s Petition to Amend the Zoning Code
Download Summary of April 26 Meeting Between Staff from Radnor Township and Villanova University
Download May 2013 Planning Commission Presentation

Presentation to Radnor Planning Commission –
April 2013

Villanova University appeared before the Radnor Township Planning Commission on April 1, 2013 to discuss further its petition to amend the zoning code to provide for a new use,  Comprehensive Integrated College Development, within thePlanned Institutional Zoning District

Download March 26 Response to Radnor Planning Commission
Download April 2013 Planning Commission Presentation Part I
Download April 2013 Planning Commission Presentation Part II

Presentation to Radnor Planning Commission –
March 2013

Villanova University appeared before the Radnor Township Planning Commission on March 4, 2013 to discuss further its petition to amend the zoning code to provide for a new use, a Comprehensive Integrated College Development, within the Planned Institutional Zoning District.

Download March 2013 Planning Commission Presentation

Presentation to Radnor Planning Commission – February 2013

Villanova University appeared before the Radnor Township Planning Commission on February 4, 2013 to discuss its petition to amend the zoning code to provide for a new use, a Comprehensive Integrated College Development, within the Planned Institutional Zoning District.

Download February 2013 Planning Commission Presentation

Presentation to Radnor Board of Commissioners – December 2012

On December 3, 2012, the University made a presentation to the Board of Commissioners on its petition to amend the zoning code to provide for a new use, a Comprehensive Integrated College Development, within the Planned Institutional Zoning District. The Board voted to forward the petition to the Township Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee, Township Planning Commission and the Delaware County Planning Commission for review and comment.

Download December 2012 Board of Commissioners Presentation

Zoning Amendment Petition Submitted November 2012

In November 2012, Villanova University petitioned Radnor Township to amend the zoning code to provide for a new use, a Comprehensive Integrated College Development, within the Planned Institutional Zoning District.  Villanova submitted a revised zoning code amendment draft and a zoning sketch plan that included details of its proposed Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue.

Download Petition to Amend the Zoning Code
Download Proposed Zoning Code Amendment
Download Zoning Sketch Plan l Attachment to Zoning Sketch Plan
 

Neighbor Update Meeting – November 5

Villanova University welcomed neighbors and local residents to campus Monday, November 5 for an update on its Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue. The meeting focused on a discussion of plans to distribute parking and create a pedestrian overpass at Church walk. 

Download Neighbors Update Meeting Summary
Download Neighbors Update Meeting Presentation
 

Project Update- October 4th

Staff and representatives from Villanova University and Radnor Township met on Thursday, October 4 to further discuss the University’s Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue with a focus on distributing parking and a pedestrian crossing along Lancaster Avenue.

Download Meeting Summary

Neighbor Update Meeting - July 12

Villanova University welcomed neighbors and Radnor residents to campus Thursday, July 12 for an update on its proposed Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue. Available here in PDF format is a meeting summary and the presentation that was shared.

Download Neighbors Update Meeting Summary
Download Neighbors Update Meeting Presentation

Villanova University Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue Responses to Questions and Concerns

In the spring, Radnor Township collected residents’ questions and concerns regarding the Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue and submitted them to Villanova. Posted here are the University's answers.

Villanova views the full engagement of Township staff and residents as a critical part of the project process, and understands that the Design Concept will not move forward until their concerns are addressed.

Download the full document