Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Lansdale Parking Authority members Tom Work and Todd Brown voted against accepting the sketch plan and purchase by Equus Capital Partners on Wednesday night.
Just made it. The future redevelopment of Madison Parking Lot into 21,000-square-feet of retail space, a skate park, parking garage, 250 apartment units and 540 parking spaces eked by at Wednesday night's Lansdale Parking Authority meeting in a 3-2 vote. Parking authority members Tom Work and Todd Brown voted against accepting the March 13 sketch plan from Equus Capital Partners (formerly BPG Properties) and negotiating an amendment agreement with Equus to the purchase and sale of the site. According to Dan Sokil of The Reporter, resident and Democratic council nominee Richard Strahm called Wednesday's night's vote a "crossroads" in the lot's current dilapidated state and Lansdale's revitalized future. "We have the ability to generate …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Towamencin Township Police are investigating the burglaries at Sotter Apartments, which occurred Friday, Feb. 8
Towamencin Township Police are investigating three attempted burglaries of three separate apartments at Sotter Apartments, 1211 Allentown Road, police said. The attempted burglaries occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 8, 2013, police said. Entry was attempted by either cutting or prying exterior window screens to the apartments. Entry was not made to any of the apartments, police said. Call Towamencin Township Police at 215-368-7606 with any information about the incidents.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Morgan Properties, owner of Main Street Apartments and Forge Gate Apartments in Towamencin, and Brookside Manor in Hatfield, recently acquired the former silk factory at Line and Penn streets in Lansdale
The Silk Factory Lofts in Lansdale, located at Penn and Line streets, was acquired by real estate company Morgan Properties in a sheriff sale, according to Crissa Shoemaker DeBree of The Intelligencer. The property at 200 S. Line Street, and its accompanying neighboring site at 152 Prospect Avenue, went into mortgage foreclosure in July 2010, according to Montgomery County Prothonotary Records. The lender was GE Business Financial Services, Inc. The debt amount for the property was $28,025,457, according to county records. It was sold for costs on Oct. 31, 2012. According to Joseph DiStefano of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the property was turned over to Morgan Properties after no one paid the $19 million asking price by the lender. Morgan …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mohammed Rafiuzzaman was seeking a variance to allow seven apartments in the building, but he didn't meet the parking requirements. The board allowed expansion of the non-conforming use
A Lansdale business owner wanted to build seven apartments inside the former Fifth Street Pub — gutting the downstairs bar area. After Tuesday’s zoning hearing board, what he got was four. The site at West Fifth Street and Towamencin Avenue presents an issue: it is a non-conforming use in the C-Residential zoning district. Apartments are not permitted by right in that district. The building had been used and allowed to operate as a boarding house and pub for a number of years, and its existence dates to before the incorporation of the borough zoning code. In order for owner Mohammed Rafiuzzaman to add more apartments, the zoning hearing board had to grant a variance for the continuance of and the expansion of the non-conforming use within …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The former Fifth Street Pub in Lansdale goes up for auction June 11. Tranzon Alderfer auctions opened the building for public inspection on Monday
The stench of stale cigarettes clinged to everything in the interior of the Fifth Street Pub in Lansdale. Jason Yoder, sales associate for Tranzon Alderfer, opened the building for inspection by potential bidders on Monday. Bidders were able to walk the interior and exterior of the property in preparation for the June 11 auction. The auction does not include a liquor license. The inside of the business looked like some odd Chernobyl ghost town. Four glass tumblers stood on the bartop, alongside a pack of Pall Malls and a Comcast remote. The cash register was still there, as were the flat-screen TVs, a foosball table and a half-full bottle of Goldschlager. The "Fifth Street Pub Take Out Pricing" wall was still intact. The same couldn't be …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Nearby residents evacuated after police surround unit in Line Street apartment complex
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Saturday, December 17, 2011
A Hatfield man was arrested late Friday morning following a standoff at Brookside Manor Apartments on Line Street. Tarone Marquis Jordan, 36, was taken into custody at about 11:25 a.m. after Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies attempted to serve him with a warrant at 7:45 a.m. Friday. "They requested (Hatfield Township Police) assistance after 8 a.m. to serve a warrant on (him)," said Officer Pat Hanrahan of Hatfield Township Police. Jordan had failed to make a court appearance following charges on Nov. 28 in Montgomery Township of being involved in an accident involving injury or death while not being properly licensed. Hanrahan said Jordan had a county probation violation, along with an adult bench warrant. Hatfield Police established a…
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Careless smoking was the cause of a Monday night fire, according to Fairmount Fire Co. official.
One man was hospitalized following an apartment fire at Parkside Manor Apartments Monday night. At 10:35 p.m., the Fairmount Fire Company responded to a fire call at the apartment complex, located at 319 Whites Road in Lansdale. Upon entry, fire crews encountered a small fire in the apartment's bedroom. According to Roger Pancoast, first assistant chief and president of Fairmount Fire Company, the fire was a result of careless smoking. Pancoast said that there was no structural damage to the building, but there was some minor property damage, including damage to a mattress and some towels. The male tenant was taken to Lansdale Hospital by Volunteer Medical Service Corps (VMSC) of Lansdale for observation. VMSC responded to the scene for …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Here's a listing of properties sold in your area between Feb. 21 and 28.
Jane Maslowski, Keller Williams (215) 990-7706 Katie A. Interrante, RE/MAX Realty Group-Harleysville (267) 421-6033 Thomas Greer, Gerald W. Snyder & Assoc. (215) 362-5200 Janet Rubino, Long and Foster-Devon (610) 225-7400 Margie Kollar, RE/MAX Central Lansdale (215) 822-8171 Marjorie Mills, McKee Group Realty, LLC (610) 604-9580 Deb Grasso, RE/MAX Action Realty-Horsham (215) 990-1019 Lynne Murphy, Coldwell Banker Hearthside-Doylestown (267) 718-9686 Debbie Brown, RE/MAX (610) 212-5340 Ray Reichardt, Prudential Patt White Real Estate-Coopersburg (484) 951-3769 Jeffrey Kratz, Jeffrey F. Kratz (215) 721-4700 Ted Miller, Prudential Keystone Properties (215) 855-1165 Jill Daily, Long and Foster-Blue Bell (215) 847-7036 Jennifer Grosso, Exit …