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Source: Springfield Sun
Date: January 26, 2001
Byline: unsigned

Hearings set for Black Horse Village proposal

Hearings before the Springfield Township Zoning Board are slated to continue Jan. 29 on the proposed Black Horse Village development at Bethlehem Pike and Bysher Avenue in Flourtown. The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in the township building.

Hearings on the current Black Horse proposal began in late October. Hampton Real Estate Group presented a plan for the unified development of two lots on Bethlehem Pike, where the 280-year-old Black Horse Tavern and the LCB Liquor Store now stand.

The proposal would raze the tavern, relocate the liquor store to a larger building at the rear of the property, put a Roxborough/Manayunk Savings Bank in the liquor store's place and construct a CVS pharmacy in the center of the lot facing Bethlehem Pike.

The Black Horse property is located in two zoning districts, B1-Business and C-Residential, which would put part of the CVS and all of the liquor store in a residentially-zoned area.

Hampton is seeking relief from the zoning ordinance to permit office and retail space in the C-Residential District and to permit the extension of a less restrictive district to a more restrictive district. It is also seeking relief on matters of minimum parking spaces and parking lot construction.