Zoning Board Grants Variances for Moyer Lumber Yard

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Members of the Lower Pottsgrove Zoning Hearing Board have granted variances to allow proposed future changes in how A.D. Moyer Lumber Inc. could store products on its yard at 300 Armand Hammer Blvd., township Manager Ed Wagner said Thursday (Feb. 24, 2022).

Zoning Board Grants Variances for Moyer Lumber Yard
A three-parcel subdivision proposed for 300 Armand Hammer Blvd. was displayed during an Oct. 2021 township Planning Commission meeting. The boulevard is at top; Lot 2, with A.D. Moyer Lumber, is at left; Lot 1, proposed for Royal Farms, is at center; and Lot 3 is at right

Three requested variances were granted by the zoning board following a Feb. 8 (Tuesday) public hearing, Wagner confirmed. The property, currently 11.34 acres in size (above), is owned by Moyer Insulators Inc. It hopes to subdivide that into three parcels, one of which will continue to be occupied by the lumber company.

Of the other two parcels, one is to be used for a proposed Royal Farms convenience store and fueling station. An occupant of the remaining parcel has yet to be officially announced. Wagner, during the township Planning Commission meeting Tuesday (Feb. 22), disclosed a third party has already expressed interest in the site.

A subdivision and land development plan is pending, the zoning board noted, and is on file for public inspection at the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd. The property is located in the township’s IN (Interchange) District.

The parcel on which Moyer Lumber will continue is labeled in the pending plan as “Lot 2.” It would consist of about 3.6 acres, and currently includes a commercial building, two warehouse buildings, a parking lot, and other related improvements, according to a legal advertisement published on the zoning board’s behalf.

Wagner said Moyer intended to use a modern rack system to store its products within its space. To suit its needs the owner asked the zoning board for, and received, variances to:

  • Allow a 10-foot setback when 20 feet is required;
  • Allow maximum impervious coverage of 74.86 percent when 65 percent is allowed; and
  • Allow 35 parking spaces when 57 are required.

Planning Commission subdivision photo by The Posts
A.D. Moyer Lumber photo taken October 2021 by Google Street View