Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Lower Merion Planning Commission agreed Monday night to allow substituting medical offices for apartments at City and Lancaster avenues.
The developer of the former Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood wants to renovate the complex differently than it had planned, and it got preliminary approval from Lower Merion's Planning Commission Monday night. Instead of 132 apartments, CI6E Lancaster Avenue Associates wants to put in 112 apartments and install medical offices in the chapel out front. No members of the public objected, and the commission voted unanimously in favor of the amendment. The proposal heads to a conditional use hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10. For more information, consult the township website: lowermerion.org View renderings of the proposed apartments in the developer's interview with Patch.
Friday, June 8, 2012
The theological seminary, whose Wynnewood property will be turned into apartments, will relocate to King of Prussia in August so developers can begin work as soon as possible.
Wynnewood's Palmer Theological Seminary, which has resided at the corner of Lancaster Ave. and City Ave. since 1940, will move to King of Prussia in August despite earlier plans to move out in December 2012, said Randy Frame, executive director of marketing and communications at Eastern University. The property's contract buyer, Cross Properties, will turn the seminary building and chapel into 132 apartments if final plans are approved by the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners. Palmer Theological Seminary Dean Chris Hall told Patch in early May that the seminary was planning to remain at its Wynnewood campus until December. A June 4 announcement on the seminary website, however, states that the move will take place before the fall …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Cross Properties' plan calls for 132 apartments to be constructed in Palmer Seminary's main building and chapel.
Developers are now one step closer to converting Palmer Seminary’s building and chapel, located at the intersection of Lancaster and City Avenue in Wynnewood, into an apartment complex. On Wednesday night, the Building and Planning Committee of the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners unanimously recommended approval of Cross Properties’ preliminary plans, which call for the construction of 132 apartments, a pool and a patio on the 7.6 acre seminary property. Of the property's 132 units, 100 will be one-bedroom apartments, said Kenneth Aaron of Weir & Partners, representing the applicant. The residents of the apartment complex, which Aaron anticipates to be largely post-college-age young adults, will also be encouraged to use public transit…
Monday, May 7, 2012
A heads up for those who live or work in Ardmore, Merion Station, Wynnewood, Penn Wynne and Haverford.
Advanced Placement tests are scheduled all week for certain Harriton and Lower Merion high school students. Developers will present a preliminary land development plan for a proposed apartment complex at Palmer Seminary at the Building and Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 9. The preliminary plan calls for the construction of 132 apartments on the current Palmer Seminary property at the corner of Lancaster Avenue/Route 30 and City Avenue. The meeting will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. at the Township Administration Building, 75 E. Lancaster Ave, and the full agenda is available here. Ardmore Initiative will host a roundtable discussion regarding the proposed development of Cricket Avenue's parking lot on Thursday, May 10 at 8…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The seminary will move from Wynnewood to King of Prussia, likely following spring semester.
It has called Wynnewood home since 1940, but within the next few months, Palmer Theological Seminary will be saying goodbye to its campus on the corner of Lancaster and City Avenue. The time table is unconfirmed, but sometime following the end of spring semester, the Eastern University-affiliated school will move to King of Prussia, where it will hold classes at the American Baptist Churches Mission Center and await the move to its permanent home: a $10 million building to be constructed on Eastern University's campus. The seminary's Wynnewood property, which entered into an agreement of sale with Cross Properties last year, is expected to eventually house 132 apartments. Wednesday night, the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners approved …
Friday, May 27, 2011
The township’s Historical Commission met yesterday, but a rezoning decision won't be final until at least August.
Thursday’s agenda for the Lower Merion Township Historical Commission included information on the possible $30 million redevelopment of the Palmer Theological Seminary, on Lancaster Avenue at City Avenue in Wynnewood. The developer, Cross Properties of Center City, which would like to convert the historic, Horace Trumbauer-designed building into 130-plus apartments. Before that happens, the Historical Commission must consider changing its underlying zoning to an upgraded “Class 1” designation. “Rezoning will be considered for adoption by the Board of Commissioners on June 8th,” said Bob Duncan, the township’s director of building and planning. “At some later time this summer, the actual application for Class 1 designation would come before…