Tinicum Persists in Its Fight to Preserve Its Rural Character

October 23, 2011 – In The News
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Strict ordinances and dogged land-preservation efforts have enabled Tinicum Township to keep its rural character, even after courts have ruled it must make way for new development. Residents of the township continue to clash with developers' plans to add more than 500 apartments, condos and houses.

"Bucks County has exploded, and every [other] municipality has lost farmland," said Robert Gundlach, attorney for the developers who says Tinicum supervisors are "uncooperative."

The township hasn't denied all development as its two-acre rule makes way for farming or mansions, which Gundlach said makes up for the bulk of recent building in Tinicum.

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