Abington’s Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday will discuss property at 1209 Rydal Road, life care facility and nursing home proposed

Abington Township will hold a Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:30pm which will include the proposed life care facility and nursing home at 1209 Rydal Road.

From the Township’s agenda under New Business:

Recommendation on the Conditional Use application on Chaverim Realty Partner, LLC, for the location at 1209 Rydal Road, Abington, PA 19001.

Willow Grove-based Chaverim Realty Partners, LLC, which purchased the property in 2019 for $600,000, is requesting Conditional Use approval for Use E-10: Life Care Facility (Continuing Care) and Use E-12: Nursing Home. 

From an August 22 Planning Commission agenda:

Under this Conditional Use application, the Applicant is proposing to subdivide the above referenced 7.316-acre property into two (2) parcels as follows:

  • Lot 1 – will consist of 1.272 acres which contains the existing single-family detached dwelling to
    remain; and,
  • Lot 2 – will consist of the remaining 6.281 acres of vacant land which is proposed to be developed for
    two (2) new senior care facilities totaling 120 units as follows:
    o Building 1 – Consist of 74 units with an 82-bed Assisted Living/Memory Care/nursing home
    facility; and,
    o Building 2 – Consist of 46 units with a 55-bed Independent Living Facility.

The August 22 meeting was cancelled “in response to a request from the applicant from 1209 Rydal Road due to an immediate and unavoidable matter.”

A previous proposal submitted by Chaverim called for the new construction of 18 townhomes and 16 duplex units.

An anonymous member of an Abington-centric Facebook group posted the following flier regarding the meeting:

The 7.79-acre, 5,000 sq ft estate has five bedrooms, 5 full / 3 half bathrooms, and 24 parking spaces. Photos of the property’s interior, courtesy of Long & Foster’s listing:

From Chaverin’s presentation to the Township in 2021:

For more details about the Conditional Use Hearing, you can click here.

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