Turkey Farm's Fate Uncertain, What Should Boro Do?
Years of planning and weeks of talking has the council no closer to a decision. We want to hear your thoughts on what should be next.
After 11 years of languishing, there appeared to be forward progress on the Larison Turkey Farm property when Chester Borough released a statement to the public about a new development plan in the works.
At the following meeting, Turkey Farm Acquisition, LLC presented its case for rezoning at borough council meeting and during the public-comment portion of the meeting, two members of the historical society and another resident spoke up about their opinions regarding potential rezoning of the property. The consensus among the speakers was the historical value of the site should be considered when weighing the properties future.
The council itself has spent over four hours in discussion over the project, and after meeting at the beginning of the month decided a site visit and capacity study for the site were needed.
On Tuesday, the council toured the site and saw first hand what was planned to go where. A new restaurant, a CVS pharmacy and a bank of new stores consistent with the style of downtown were proposed.
At the end of the night, after more discussion, the council hadn't come to a conclusion.
"We are going to continue to have public input and continue with the visioning process through our planner," Mayor Bob Davis said.
So we want to know what you think should be done with the property. Answer our poll and share your own ideas below.