The planning commission recommended approval of the three-story hotel application, for which the township would receive annual revenue from the 30-year land lease. Without further complications, construction could begin as early as this fall.
After an hour of deliberation, the Springfield, Pa., planning commission recommended approval of the application for a three-story hotel at Springfield (Pa.) Country Club, the Delaware County (Pa.) Daily Times reported.
Club & Resort Business reported on the hotel proposal in May (“New Hotel Proposed for Springfield (Pa.) CC Property”).
If the application proceeds without complications, construction could begin as early as this fall. Blue Hen Developers proposed the 91-room hotel, which would be located between the club facility and historic Taylor-Evans House, now used as the golf course’s management office, the Daily Times reported.
Greg Peil, one of the applicant’s representatives, has remained cautious about affirming the deal with Marriott Courtyard. The Daily Times reported that Marriott and the developers have an agreement in principle and that the corporation is waiting for final approvals before signing.
Project attorney John McBlaine said the application was straightforward, needing no variances or exemptions. Joel DelliCarpini, Project Engineer for Bohler Engineering, reviewed the site plan and adaptations to the site, including a linking courtyard between the hotel and club. New stormwater management plans will improve existing conditions, the Daily Times reported.
Additionally, the plan includes 85 new parking spaces for a total of 523, which township engineer Joseph Mastronardo said exceeds the requirement.
Township Solicitor Jim Byrne said the township would receive annual revenue from the 30-year land lease, which begins with $115,000 and increases incrementally. The money would go into a general fund that could be used as needed, including support of the country club complex, the Daily Times reported.