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Lower Makefield zoning board approves apartment variances


A plan by developer C.T. Troilo to put more than a dozen apartments in the Edgewood Village section of Lower Makefield Township got a big boost recently.

The township zoning hearing board approved variances needed for the project at its Aug. 2 meeting. Troilo must still get land development approval from the township board of supervisors in order for construction to proceed.

His plan is for a one-acre piece of Edgewood Village at Edgewood and Langhorne-Yardley roads called the Point. Troilo proposes to renovate one historic run-down structure, tear down another and build a replica, construct three new buildings and put several apartments in the various buildings.

During the zoning board’s deliberations, the total number of apartment units that will be allowed was reduced from 14 to 13. The normal number that would have been permitted without a variance was nine units.

The ZHB also approved variances that excused the normal requirement of putting commercial space on the bottom floors of the three new buildings, and granting some other relief from the usual requirements in that zoning district.

Lower Makefield Township