Crebilly Farm Update 10/8/19

Dear Friends,

My sincerest thank you to all who made the time to attend last night’s first Planning Commission meeting for Crebilly II.  What a great display of local support with almost a couple hundred people.  Keep up the good work!


Please mark your calendars for the next two very important meetings regarding Crebilly II:


1) MONDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 7PM  PARTY STATUS  First Westtown Township Board of Supervisors Conditional Use Hearing
Bayard Rustin High School, 1100 Shiloh Road, West Chester 19282
*For those seeking Party Status, you must attend this meeting;  next opportunity to do so will not be until November 19th
2) MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 7:30PM  Westtown Township Planning Commission Meeting
Stetson Middle School, 1060 Wilmington Pike, West Chester 19382


Moving forward with Crebilly II (Crebilly I is still in litigation), both the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors will need to run concurrent meetings / hearings.  This is because, unlike three years ago for Crebilly I, the developer has not granted any extensions this time around.


To give a brief recap of last evening, the impact of traffic was the main topic of the night with a presentation made by Toll’s traffic expert consultant and a strong rebuttal by the township’s expert consultant.  The winning statement of the evening, in my opinion, was made by Mr. Russ Hatton, Vice Chairman of the PC, on the subject of traffic when he stated:  I don’t think anyone can fix the traffic problem, not even PennDot!  If that is the basis of approval, then there can’t be any!  He expressed his utter disappointment by the lack of effort made by the applicant to work with the BOS or the PC on any level.  In addition, Mr. Jack Embeck (new to the PC since Crebilly I) touched on the devastating impact traffic, from this kind of development, will have on the environment.  And as always, Chairman Richard Pomerantz, lead a candid, well-guided evening taking the time, on more than one occasion and in the best interest of the audience, to gain clarity from confusing answers from the developers expert.


For those who wish to view the meeting in its entirety, click on the link below:
then click on 2019-10-7


Here is the latest news article from last night’s PC meeting:


It is foreign to me to think fulfilling the minimum requirements, for most anything, is good enough.  I was taught to strive to do my very best, always.  Yet as I sat and listened last night, I heard the same tape playing all over again from Toll Brothers and their experts:  we met the minimum requirements.  I am going to close with an open letter I wrote over two years ago to the Division President of Toll Brothers:


If not you, then who?

Mindy Rhodes

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