Little Flower Manor Master Site Development Plan
The County is developing a park master site development plan for its newest park in Darby Borough and Upper Darby Township.
The purpose of the master plan is to produce a plan for the development of the newest County Park, with recommendations to best meet the needs of the public. Attention is being given to making connections to surrounding communities and evaluating existing buildings, such as the Woodburne Mansion, for future reuse possibilities. Use of the site as a trailhead for the Darby Creek Greenway Trail is being evaluated as well.
The County was awarded a $52,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to undertake this project. The property is located adjacent to Springfield Road, Darby Creek, and the Little Flower Manor nursing home.
This park is an important resource for citizens countywide, especially those in eastern Delaware County. Open spaces such as this help to improve the quality of life, increase property values, attract and retain businesses, connect people with nature, create a sense of community, and help our residents to engage in active healthy living.
Questions about the master plan? Contact Karen Holm at 610-891-5213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master Plan Update
The County hired a project consultant team led by Tim Wilson of BCM-ATC Group Services, LLC (formerly TPW Design Studios), with sub-consultants Campbell Thomas & Co. and Toole Recreation Planning, to assist the County with this project. A Study Committee of County staff, County Park Board members, community representatives, and other stakeholders, have been providing input into the planning process over the course of the project.
As of April 2018, the County and its consultants have conducted five Study Committee meetings, two Municipal Focus Group meetings, and two public meetings. Additionally, the consultant has undertaken more than a dozen key person interviews with individuals that have special knowledge of or interest in the site.A public meeting to gather input on draft concepts for the plan took place February 26, 2018. The consultant is currently in the process of preparing the draft master plan report for County review.
Public Meeting #2
The second public meeting for the Little Flower Manor Master Site Development Plan was held on February 26, 2018, at the Darby Borough Recreation Center.
The meeting agenda consisted of a presentation by the Planning Team, followed by a question and answer session. Karen Holm of the Delaware County Planning Department explained the meeting's purpose and format, the project background, and the master planning process. Tim Wilson of BCM-ATC Group Services then presented on the site conditions, project goals, public involvement process, what the Planning Team has learned, and how it arrived at the concepts for the park site. The draft concepts were explained in detail.Public Meeting#2 Minutes
Public Meeting #1
The first public meeting for the Little Flower Manor Master Site Development Plan was held on February 21, 2017, at the Darby Borough Recreation Center. The meeting presentation and other materials can be found here.
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