Concord Township holds final arguments on the proposed Concord Ventures development in Beaver Valley

Concord Township holds final arguments on the proposed Concord Ventures development in Beaver Valley

A plan to place a 5-story apartment and townhome complex just over the Pennsylvania line on Route 202 was struck down by Concord Township Council Tuesday night.

In a unanimous vote, the Council voted against a proposal by Wolfson to create "Concord Ventures" on the edge of Beaver Valley, a complex that would have included high rises up to 135 ft., plus 29 attached townhouses.

The plan rose the ire of local residents, including those in the neighboring Brandywine Summit neighborhood, some of whom would have been within 50 ft. of the project's footprint.

"The developer just never altered its course, and said we'll stick this on this ground no matter what, and it turns out the council didn't agree," according to attorney Marc Jonas, who represented a selection of Brandywine Summit residents in the 22-month proceedings in front of the council.

Speaking to WDEL earlier this month, Marc Kaplin, an attorney representing Wolfson's interest, said the project "harmoniously fits" while meeting "objective standards" on size, stating that high rises up to 135 ft. are permitted in Concord Township.

WDEL reached out to Kaplin for comment, but had not heard back as of late Tuesday evening.

As for Jonas, he said the tight nature of putting the apartments, townhouses, and a pool on a narrow 49-acre plot was another question mark.

"It was a bad design for the people who would inhabit the property in terms of where they would live, and what they would view. Many of them would just be looking at a very large parking lot."

The battle might not be over yet, it's likely the battle could now spill over into Delaware County's Court of Common Pleas.