Zoning Hearing Tonight – Abington Township

The Abington Township Board of Commissioners will hold a hearing tonight “on the proposed zoning ordinance text amendment to create a new H-12 Senior Apartment Unit use in the AO- Apartment-Office zoning district and a zoning map amendment to to rezone certain parcels of property to the Apartment-Office zoning district,” according to a statement from the Township.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM and will be held in the Abington Township Municipal Building at 1176 Old York Road in Abington.

BET Investments is proposing the development of Abington Terrace on the land currently occupied by the Abington Branch of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA.

The parcels of real estate in this development are located, according to Abington Township, at  at 1059, 1067 and 1073 Old York Road and at 1062 Huntingdon Road in Abington.



According to Abington Township, “BET Investments is proposing the development of an age restricted apartment community.  The applicant proposes to demolish the existing structures on the properties and construct a multistory apartment building.  The applicant proposes to create a new use within the zoning ordinance that they have listed as (Use H-12 Senior Apartment Units).  The applicant proposes modifications to the permitted density, building height, impervious coverage, setbacks and green space required for this type of development within the Township of Abington.  These properties are zoned within the (CS) Community Service District and the R-3 Residential District of Ward #7 of the Township of Abington.”

You can view several documents related to Abington Terrace by clicking on the following wording:

Abington Terrace – General Descriptions

Abington Terrace – Letter from Montgomery County Planning Commission

Abington Terrace – Map

Abington Terrace – Memo from Abington Township

Abington Terrace – Metes and Bounds Description

Abington Terrace – Proposed Zoning Ordinance (One)

Abington Terrace – Proposed Zoning Ordinance (Two)

You can view a number of additional items relating to the proposed Abington Terrace that have been gathered together by Abington Township by clicking here.

In addition, Abington Township provided a link to a website detailing the plans of BET Investments for this property.  You can view that website by clicking here.

At a previous meeting, the Abington Township Planning Commission voted to oppose the suggested zoning change.  You can view the video of the Abington Township Planning Commission Meeting on December 11, 2018:



The video is provided courtesy of Abington Township, 2018.

The images of the proposed Abington Terrace are
provided courtesy of BET Investments, 2018.

The documents are provided courtesy of Abington Township, 2018.