Thursday, December 14, 2017

Transit Oriented Development

Transit Oriented Development is the categorization given to the West End Flats by architectural and design firm Bernardon.  Here's a recent video showing that and other area projects the company is working on.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Media envisions much more development than you might think

It looks like Media Borough has been in overdrive with what could be considered a full-scale effort to develop every last inch of the borough.  The picture above shows a lot more than anyone expected, or really even knew about.

Looking at the layout of what is anticipated, or perhaps even in some form of formal planning that's not known; what's in store will literally change the town.  In the document, which is referred to as a "visioning exercise," there are three structures that look familiar enough to make the case they have or are currently being built.

Daily Times "Classified Ads" print edition 8/28/17
What is also concerning is that all of this is going on and I've not seen any communication from anyone on Media Borough Council.  Not their website, social media, or anything.  How can this town have a mayor that's so out of touch with something as big as this and not give one sentence of explanation? Nothing!

That's not to say things aren't being done by council.  They certainly had intent and initiative when they decided to accelerate a MERC zoning ordinance against Broomall Lake CC at 8am on a Friday morning.  The legal notice for the meeting was found on page 37 of the Daily Times the day before.  They were able to post a legal notice in the paper, but no one on council can take 30 seconds to explain current development projects?

Coincidentally, tonight is the Media Borough Workshop meeting which starts at 7:30pm.  Unfortunately, there isn't an agenda posted as of this morning.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Bricklayer Union not happy with CVS construction in Media, PA.

New CVS being built in Media, PA

Philadelphia Bricklayers Union (Local 1) not happy with work being done a the new CVS store on Baltimore Ave with what they site is labor from Texas.  The union goes on to question Delaware County and the Media Borough Republicans regarding their commitments to local labor, but they don't have much of anything to do with it.  There are no Republicans on Media Borough Council.

However, it does raise a good point.  With the massive amounts of construction going on in the area, what considerations are given, or even advocated for regarding local labor helping with this work?  Ultimately, it's up to the developers who finance the construction, but it would be nice if we heard some of this work going to the community. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rte 101: Buses will replace trolleys between 69th Street Transportation Center and Media beginning Friday evening Dec. 1 until the end of service on Sunday, Dec. 3.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Last night's fire in Upper Providence left a family in need of the communities help.

Here's how you can help!

ATM Blog suffices for incident management tool for Media Borough

*UPDATE 11/29/17 8:45am EST * as of 7:45am this morning, technicians were on site to fix the issue.

After four months of being disabled and many inquiries about its repair, it looks like the traffic light will finally be fixed this week.  The problem originated when pedestrians were unable to use the cross-walk feature and out of frustration reached out to this blog for assistance.  Unfortunately, the issue was never addressed by the borough until today.  Based on the borough's FB page, an announcement was made that the traffic will be interrupted at Orange and Baltimore Ave. (morning hours) to work on the traffic signal control box.  Why wasn't it addressed earlier?  And why isn't there better incident management of issues that residents are concerned about?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Media's Favorite Event - This weekend Sunday, Nov 26th

Oh Boy! Here we go! Media's favorite event.  Santa Parade and Fun Run Sunday, Nov 26th.

Check back for FAQs, Schedules and parade/fun run layout.  In the meantime, look at how much fun this is!  Here's one from the archives.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ridley Creek State Park Deer Hunt 2017

Ridley Creek State Park Deer Hunt 2017

Ridley Creek State Park will be CLOSED

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017  

If you have questions or concerns please contact Park Manager Phillip Schmidt at 610-892-3900.

Bevan’s Own Make Candy working late evenings to fill all of your holiday orders!