E. Whiteland Outdoor, LLC (Off Premises Signs)
On February 13, 2019, E. Whiteland Outdoor, LLC (Applicant) filed three (3) Conditional Use applications to construct off-premises signs at three (3) locations along Lancaster Avenue in Frazer. Each application proposed a double-faced, electronic sign mounted to a freestanding monopole structure. The Applications are available for viewing below:
• 2019-02-CU for 104-106 Lancaster Avenue
• 2019-03-CU for 323 (East) Lancaster Avenue
• 2019-04-CU for 32 Lancaster Avenue
Conditional Use hearings for these applications were held on January 15, 2020, January 29, 2020, and February 26, 2020. The Applicant has offered the Township an extension to carry these hearings (and the required testimony) through February 28, 2021. Over the past few months, the Applicant has granted the Township a series of extensions to carry these proceedings forward through the state-mandated timelines related to Conditional Use hearings. There are no hearings scheduled at this time.
In the interim, the Applicant commenced a lawsuit against the Township in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas related to the Township’s ordinances. The Applicant has offered the Township a Settlement Agreement which would involve withdrawal of the three (3) pending applications and the construction of one (1) monument sign at the intersection of Rt. 29 and Rt. 30 (32 Lancaster Avenue).
The proposed Settlement Agreement was approved by the Board of Supervisors at a public hearing on February 1, 2021 beginning at 7:00pm via the Zoom online meeting platform. Additional details regarding this hearing can be found in the legal notice below.
- Recorded livestream of the Hearing
- Legal Notice for Settlement Hearing
- Settlement Agreement between East Whiteland Township and E. Whiteland Outdoor, LLC
- Monument Display Site Plan (dated January 15, 2021)
- Monument Display Landscape Plan (dated January 18, 2021)
The Applicant has proposed a Zoning Ordinance Amendment (both Text and Map) which would relocate the Township’s “billboard district” (the area in which off-premises signs would be permitted) from areas along Rt. 30 to an area along the south side of Rt. 202. The Ordinance Amendments can be reviewed on the following webpage. The proposed Ordinance Amendments were adopted at a public hearing on February 1, 2021:
Planning Commission meeting on December 15, 2020: The livestream of this meeting was recorded. The links below provide bookmarks to various points of discussion during the presentation by the Applicant (recorded livestream):