Radnor to hold public meeting for residents to express Villanova expansion concerns

Radnor Township residents have increasingly expressed concern since Villanova University first presented its plans for future development, which is why the township’s Manager Robert Zienkowski invites residents to voice their concerns at the public meeting Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

“We will keep a running list at this meeting, by bullet point on the screens in the Board Room, of the items suggested which can be used later as a sort of ‘punch list’ to monitor progress and/or response of these items, suggestions, demands,” Zienkowski said in a township news release.

As Neighbors reported, Villanova presented its plans and renderings of what its campus would look like if it adds two dorms, new stores, a performing arts center and a five-story parking lot at a Feb. 13 township meeting.

The presentation did not ease concerns of residents, whom the Inquirer reported felt lacked evidence of how the project would benefit nearby neighbors and the community as a whole.

The Radnor news releases states that officials hope those attending the meeting on the 26th will provide as much feedback as is necessary to show the board of commissioners at the March 26 meeting, where the list of concerns will undergo review before its sent for consideration to Villanova.

Anyone who cannot attend the meeting is encouraged to e-mail comments and concerns to mconn@radnor.org.

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