Carlino the developer took out yet another full page ad in the Delco Times, this one touting the so-called traffic improvements they would make to accommodate huge new traffic volume from their proposed Marple Town Center. As you can imagine, the ad was pure smoke and mirrors: they used the classic magician's trick of misdirection to make you look at the wrong thing and hoped you didn't notice the deception. We deconstruct Carlion's magic in our latest article: https://www.savemarplegreenspace.com/carlino-the-illusionist.html
If you want to have an impact and are looking for some way to help, PLEASE SHARE THIS WIDELY and plan to attend the meeting on August 13th. We don't have Carlino's millions for public relations. We do have something better, though: thousands of area residents who want to protect their quality of life and the character of their community. On August 13th at Marple Newtown High School, come armed with the facts and ready to speak against Carlino's regional shopping center. Meeting starts at 7pm.
I support preserving the Don Guanella forest, but I am also opposed to any redevelopment of the Don Guanella Village that severely impacts traffic in our community. The number of vehicles coming and going from Carlino's 47 acre proposed regional shopping center would be a disaster for Marple and surrounding townships. Sproul Road is already choked with extremely heavy traffic and it's much worse on Saturday. Dozens of funeral processions entering the cemetery across the street on Saturdays would make for an intolerable situation.
So Carlino must not be allowed to build 40 stores, a four story 150 unit senior living complex, and a four story medical office building. If this got built, the quality of life of tens of thousands of area residents would be permanently impaired.
Marple's comissioners should reject Carlino's masssive complex and insist on something much smaller. Carlino must not be allowed to make millions each year at our community's expense. Since it will take public money to make a public preserve and park of the forested area of the property, Carlino does not need to build a regional shopping mecca. They can certainly build something much smaller that wouldn't degrade the quality of life for so many people.