Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Doylestown Borough Council is considering whether to create a loading zone on a busy borough street.
A loading zone may be coming to the first block of North Main Street in downtown Doylestown. Doylestown Borough Council is considering adding the loading zone to the street next to the Fountain House, home to the downtown Starbucks and offices. All businesses in the area would be able to use the loading zone, council members said. No parking spaces would be lost in the creation of the zone. Council members voted unanimously on Monday night to advertise an ordinance outlining the new zone. The measure will return to council at a future meeting for a final vote.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
With a proposed restaurant denied, new ideas are needed.
A proposal to allow a new restaurant to open in the storefront formerly occupied by Chico's has been denied. It's the second denial for Leon Kubis in a year. Kubis had proposed opening a restaurant that would be called "Lil' Chal's" on the corner of South Main and Oakland. We asked you last week what you thought should go there. With the restaurant denied, more suggestions are needed? What would you like to see in that space? Trader Joe's? The Doylestown Food Co-op? A hardware store? A sports store? Share your ideas and suggestions in the comments.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
DelVal is adding 99 parking spaces, part of an ongoing $30 million campus improvement project.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Joseph Brosnan and Barbara Lyons on Tuesday cut the ribbon on the latest construction project at Delaware Valley College. DelVal and the township worked together to create a new 99-space parking lot near the college's softball field. It is accessible from Farm View Road. The lot will provide extra parking near the SEPTA train stop on campus, as well as extra parking for athletic events, A-Day, concerts, conferences, and other community events held at the college. “I think we have a very good relationship with our elected officials,” Brosnan, the DelVal president, said. “These projects prove we can work together in the best interest of the township, our students and the local economy.” The new lot is a small part of an ongoing $30 million …
Monday, July 16, 2012
The new lot will provide more parking for A-Day, sporting events, and the many campus and community events the college hosts each year.
Anyone who has attended a conference, football game or event like A-Day knows that parking at DelVal sometimes can be a challenge. The college in Doylestown Township hosts many community events, from concerts to sporting events to corporate conferences, throughout the year. Now, the college and township officials are making it a bit easier for participants to get there. Delaware Valley College has opened a new 99-space parking lot on its campus. It will provide additional parking for events like A-Day, sports games, and more for both the college's students and members of the local community. It also will provide extra parking near the college's SEPTA train stop. College officials say the creation of the lot was a collaborative effort …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Do we need the space too badly, or should it be painted off and restricted?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jeff Lugar
Friday, July 13, 2012
If you live or work in town, you may face every day the blind spot created by a car parked in the spot on W. State St right where the exit from the Starbucks and Dommel Way parking lots are. If you're leaving the parking lots, you might feel stress that gets magnified by the size and height of the car parked there. If you're coming down the road, you might hold your breath that a car you currently can't see won't carelessly barrel out onto the road and into you. So, you decide. Should it stay or should it go?
Thursday, December 2, 2010
About 130 new spaces are available for evenings and weekends.
Parking in the center of Doylestown is a major issue, for residents, business owners and visitors alike, but one spot of light does glimmer in the gloom. Make that more than 130 spots. That's how many new, free parking places are now available for public use on weekends and in the evenings. Doylestown has only about 800 public parking spaces, so adding 130 more "is not insignificant," borough manager John Davis said recently. The spots are in two previously private parking lots, one near the courthouse and one down the street from borough hall. Doylestown borough leaders recently reached agreements with the owners of those lots to open them up for public use after hours. The first lot, owned by Bucks County government, is at East Court and…
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
It's going to get more expensive to flout the parking rules in Doylestown.
Parking in the heart of Doylestown is going to get even dicier pretty soon, when heftier fines for parking violations go into effect. Run out of time on the parking meter? That'll cost $10, please, up from $5. Get caught parking at a fire hydrant or "feeding" the meter after the time limit? Fork over $50, thank you very much, instead of $35. The fine increases are a way for the borough, cash-strapped like most other governments these days, to raise some money. Parking fines are expected to contribute $152,000 to next year's revenue stream, along with "modest" fee increases for such things as zoning hearing board applications and parking space rentals. Some, including borough council member Bill Stevens, think the parking fines, in …