Outdoor Storage Area and Garage application update

The Friends of Nick Micozzie recently received this update from Nick on an issue that could have affected our region…

“7-6 of 15: Application of Zuriel Nagar, for a Special Exception to permit an outdoor storage area for the storage of taxi vehicles; situate 870 Bunting Lane, Primos, Pennsylvania. C-4 Commercial Industrial District. 2nd. District.

The above Upper Darby zoning application if approved would have created a traffic nightmare for residents of Clifton Heights and Primos Secane on Bunting Lane and from Oak Avenue to Springfield Road and the surrounding areas

The property is zoned C-4 Commercial Industrial District located in the 2nd District of Upper Darby Township that abuts Clifton Heights Borough at Oak Avenue and Madison Avenue, respectively.

On July 6, 2015, an Application was submitted by Zuriel Nagar to the Upper Darby Township Zoning Board to permit an outdoor storage area and garage for the storage and maintenance of 60 plus taxi vehicles and Limousines at 870 Bunting Lane, Primos, Pennsylvania. The vehicles would service areas as far away as Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

The lot is located in the rear of a lot located across the street from Primos Elementary School adjacent to the AMPRO Lot, behind the Primos Swim Club and behind the twin properties that front Ashurst Avenue and the Muckinipates Creek.

On July 30, 2015 at 7 PM, the Upper Darby Zoning Board heard pro and con testimony as to whether to approve or disapprove the application.

Primos Secane neighbors as well as Father Joseph McDermtt of St. Eugene’s’, Mayor Micozzie, State Rep. Santoro, Upper Darby Councilmen Bierling, Bonnett, Rankin and I attended; all testifying against the application. My testimony was essentially about the past history of the property and the adjacent areas.

In the mid 80s, as an Upper Darby Councilman and a State Rep. because of severe flooding and traffic congestion, my office and residents fought a developer at the Upper Darby Zoning Board hearings and in the DelCo Courts on 3 occasions to construct apartments on Ashurst Avenue adjacent to the Primos Swim Club and just in front of the 870 Bunting Lane property. We were successful in defeating the proposed development.

The above application to permit an outdoor storage area and garage for the storage and maintenance of 60 plus taxi vehicles and Limousines was denied.

– Nick Micozzie”