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Information for BET Investments (Abington Terrace)

Post Date:04/16/2019 4:15 PM

The information below is for the proposed "Abington Terrace" development at 1059, 1067 and 1073 Old York Road and 1062 Huntingdon Road, Abington PA 19001. The applicant, BET Investments, is proposing the development of an age restricted apartment community. The applicant proposes to demolish the existing structures on the properties and construct a multistory apartment building. The applicant proposes to create a new use within the zoning ordinance that they have listed as (Use H-12 Senior Apartment Units). The applicant proposes modifications to the permitted density, building height, impervious coverage, setbacks and green space required for this type of development within the Township of Abington. These properties are zoned within the (CS) Community Service District and the R-3 Residential District of Ward #7 of the Township of Abington.




April 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM: Community Meeting, Abington Terrace likely to be replaced by CHOP Specialty and Urgent Care Outpatient Center

There is a probable significant change in plans for the redevelopment of the Abington YMCA property when the Y relocates to Willow Grove in October. BET Investments has shelved its plans for the Abington Terrace age-55+ apartment complex. Instead, they have entered into an agreement with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to build the latest of CHOP’s small number of specialty and urgent care outpatient centers, which will function similarly to CHOP Specialty Care, Princeton at Plainsboro (

A communtiy meeting will be held by both BET and CHOP to discuss their plans, including preliminary renderings of the new redevelopment plan, as well as, an opportunity for resident questions. To view a question and answer provided by Commissioner John Spiegelman and Commissioner Stuart Winegrad, click here

Communtiy Meeting Information:

  • When: April 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Where: Abington Y, 1073 Old York Road, Abington PA 19001

Additional Information:

  • Question and answer provided by Commissioner John Spiegelman and Commissioner Stuart Winegrad: Click here to view 


Public Hearing for the Zoning Text and Zoning Map Amendment, BET Investments Abington Terrace

This is a continuation of the public hearing held on December 18, 2018.  Below are the revised amendments. Please see the December 18th meeting information below for additional information including the meeting video.  Information will be posted as available. 


January 22, 2019: Abington Township Planning Commission Meeting #5


January 10, 2019: Abington Township Board of Commissioners Meeting


December 18, 2018: Public Hearing for Zoning Text and Zoning Map Amendment, BET Investments Abington Terrace

NOTICE of public hearing and the consideration of the adoption of Ordinance Amendments to "Part II, General Legislation, of The Code of the Township of Abington, Chapter 162, “Zoning, to create a new H-12 Senior Apartment Unit use in the AO Apartment-Office zoning district, and an Ordinance amending the Abington Township Zoning Map to rezone certain parcels of property to the Apartment-Office zoning district " scheduled for December 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Abington Township Building. View the entire notice at: 

Meeting Video: 

Items submitted by BET Investments:

Other Items:

Letter from the Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council to the Abington Township Planning Commission dated 12/10/2018:


December 11, 2018: Planning Commission Meeting # 4


November 15, 2018: CANCELLED Planning Commission Meeting # 4

***This meeting has been rescheduled to December 11, 2018 due to inclement weather.


November 9, 2018:


November 8, 2018: Abington Township Board of Commissioners Meeting


November 3, 2018:


August 28, 2018: Abington Township Planning Commission Meeting # 3


June 26, 2018: Abington Township Planning Commission Meeting # 2


April 10, 2018: Abington Township Planning Commission Meeting # 1


January 29, 2018: Special Neighbors Meeting


January 19, 2018:


January 11, 2018: Board of Commissioners Meeting


November 20, 2017:


Other Items:


This page will be updated as information is made available. Information can also be found at BET Investments website

 Last update 4/16/2019

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