New Hope Borough Council recently viewed sketch plans for a new development along the canal towpath on Mechanic Street.
Developer Ralph Fey of Doylestown-based Ralph Curtis Fey Architects presented the plans for the phased project along with builder Rich Calabrese.
The first phase of the project consists of three 40-foot-long and nearly 40-foot-tall rowhome-style houses along the towpath. Council members expressed concern that the mass of the project would “obliterate” the natural look of the towpath area.
Part of the project would include repair and reconstruction of an existing structure 18-20 Mechanic St., New Hope, PA
After further discussion regarding the building material and setbacks, the board unanimously tabled the discussion.