BRISTOL: Developer submits townhouse plan

A 144-townhouse development could be coming to Bristol.

Timothy McKenna of Iron Oak Development, based in Wilmington, Del., submitted a development plan to the borough to build the townhouses on Radcliffe Street next to Lenox Inc. in the Riverfront North redevelopment area.

He’s proposing two- and three-bedroom units with driveways, garages, decks and sunrooms on a 17.5-acre lot.Radcliffe Street

Before construction can start, which he hopes to be in the fall, McKenna needs to face the borough planning commission Monday.

McKenna will request preliminary and final land development approval from the commission, which would send its recommendation to the council.

The developer said he’s been working closely on the plans with council President Ralph DiGuiseppe, member William Salerno and borough engineer S.J. Campbell of Middle Atlantic States in Middletown. Final land purchase details will be wrapped up Sept. 28 with Preferred Unlimited Inc., the current owner of the land, he said.

McKenna hopes to get final approval from the council at its Sept. 10 meeting. Salerno said McKenna’s proposal is a modified version of an earlier plan approved in 2006. The previous plan included 73 townhouses and 96 condos. That plan fell through, he said.

Public access along the Delaware River will remain with a walking path, he said.

The proposed property for the plan is part of the former Dial Corporation, DiGuiseppe added.

By GEMA MARIA DUARTE – phillyBurbs.com 

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