SEPTA taking step to potentially redevelop the parking lot at Ambler’s train station while proposed zoning changes being reviewed by borough

As has previously reported, SEPTA is proposing to redevelop parking lots and other land it owns around its train stations and transit hubs in the region. One of the locations it is initially targeting is the parking lot at the Ambler Train Station.

SEPTA’s proposal seeks to redevelop a portion of the train station parking lot with a mixed-use development featuring ground-floor retail with apartments above. The Borough of Ambler’s council has been receptive to the plan and on March 19th voted to provide suggested zoning changes submitted by the Montgomery County Planning Commission to the borough’s planning commission. The suggested changes involve the borough’s Transit Oriented Development Ordinance, specifically elements such as additional uses, aesthetics, and architecture. The borough’s planning commission reviewed the text of the proposed amendment during a May 28th meeting (watch video), but has not yet made a recommendation to the borough council regarding its adoption.

SEPTA’s board is preparing to vote on June 27th to utilize the request for proposal process to seek a developer to partner with on the project if it moves forward. Below is the notice from SEPTA regarding its upcoming vote.

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