A developer has plans for an estate property in Wayne, where prominent philanthropist and Campbell Soup Co. heiress Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton lived, writes Linda Stein for Main Line Media News.
Hamilton died in 2017 at the age of 88. She moved to Wayne with her husband, Samuel M.V. Hamilton, in 1950. He died in 1997.
Radnor Township Board of Commissioners President Jack Larkin reviewed two plans for the property at Eagle and Strafford roads.
“The first is purportedly a by-right plan and includes approximately 40 homes,” Larkin wrote in his newsletter.
Larkin felt that plan was unattractive because it meant cramming 40 single-family homes on the two lots.
He was more enthusiastic about a second plan putting 41 townhouses on the western lot and nine single-family homes on the eastern lot.
Forty nearby neighbors also weighed in, stating they wanted to “mitigate any negative changes to the neighborhood and keep its current character.”
They asked for no more than 30 townhouses on the western lot and no more than seven single-family homes on the eastern lot.
A meeting between residents and the proposed developer is planned for Jan. 30.
Read more about plans for the Hamilton estate at Main Line Media News here.