Downingtown lifts parking fee for diner developer

    Parking ain’t cheap in Downingtown. In fact, four spots could cost you $20,000. But the Borough Council voted Wednesday to kindly waive the fee for a developer with plans for two properties.


    S&T Realty was facing a $20,000 fee for being short four parking spaces in its development plans for 115 and 119 W. Lancaster Ave. But since the borough’s parking ordinance has changed since the initial 2008 development proposal, the fee has been lifted.

    While the diner planned for 115 W. Lancaster Ave. was in compliance with the former law requiring one parking space for every 150 square feet of seating space, S&T has no set plans for 119 W. Lancaster, and therefore needed to have the maximum number of parking spots available.

    But as the Daily Local reports, the change to the parking ordinance caused a ripple effect that’s got other parts of S&T’s proposal under the microscope. It could be awhile before the diner makes it debut.

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