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Sunnybrook Offices Please Planners

Tri-County Urologic.

Tri-County Urologic.

Proposed construction of a two-story, 25,500-square-foot medical office building on almost three acres at 20 Sunnybrook Rd. in Sanatoga seemed well received last night (Sept. 15, 2008) by members of the Lower Pottsgrove PA Township Planning Commission during its regular monthly meeting. Planners will see the project again in revised form during their October 20 meeting, when they could consider its approval.

The building would be owned and occupied by Phoenixville PA-based Tri-County Urologic Associates. Tri-County currently has offices at 2103 E. High St., Sanatoga.

Planning commissioners also heard about potential changes in Lower Pottsgrove ordinances as a result of work this year on the Sanatoga Interchange Gateway Study. The study is intended to help the township prepare for future growth at the Sanatoga exit of U.S. Route 422. Changing or adding specific ordinances could help it manage that expected growth.

Township Assistant Manager Alyson Elliott researched laws and zoning concepts elsewhere, and conferrred with Montgomery County planners and Lower Pottsgrove township commissioners on the proposal. None of its language is final, but planning commissioners learned it could include a new “Natural Features Ordinance,” which would govern conservation of wooded areas, wetlands, floodplains, steep slopes and stream beds. It could also introduce “Development Disclosure,” under which new home buyers would be required to acknowledge in writing “pecularities” – such as drainage swales or the potential establishment of trails – in building lots they purchased.

Related (from the Sept. 15, 2008, Lower Pottsgrove planning board meeting):

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