The Larison's Turkey Farm property has been debating for nearly endless hours at the Chester Borough Council meetings for the past few months. A new zoning request by the owners may make the site viable. After site visit to Larison's last month, the borough council has gone forward with a visioning plan. A letter from councilwoman Janet Hoven is asking for the word to spread about a pair of public information sessions on the plan, to be held Dec. 1 and Dec. 4.
I'm hoping that you can help me spread the word about a visioning project that the governing body has commissioned with our planner, Banisch Associates, regarding the Larison property.
To bring you up to date, the owner of the property has requested a zoning change that would allow retail on the site. Currently, the site is zoned for Office Professional, which allows for the bank that they would like to put in the current restaurant building. The current zoning would also allow a restaurant, which they are proposing. The retail element would include a stand alone pharmacy (CVS) that would be about 14,000 square feet.
Because this corner has always been synonymous with Chester, the governing body would like as much input as possible from the community, both the Borough and Township. To that end, our planner will be holding two public input sessions. The governing body recognizes that Tuesday nights, which is when we have our regular meetings, are not always convenient, so there will be two sessions, Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9:00 a.m. at Borough Hall, 50 North Road and Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Borough Hall at 50 North Road. The presentations will be the same at both.
In the meantime, if you have questions, please let me know. Feel free to forward this message as we would like everyone who wants to learn more or express an opinion, to be at one of the presentations.
Thanks for your help in spreading the word!
Janet Hoven, Councilwoman Chester Borough