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PA: Whitehall ( Allentown) Superchargers Updates

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  1. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    As we have in the past I thought I would create a new thread specific to this Planned Supercharger location.
    We have heard of contractor bidding starting on 3/1/2014 and of permit changes 4/4/2014 although I can't seem to find the source for either. Probably just my inability to search properly.
    So has anyone heard anything more? Any locals taken a tour of the Lehigh Valley Mall lately?
     
  2. JakeP

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    Just called the Lehigh Valley Mall, was told by the Management office that they have no information on the SpC station, though they are aware that there were talks with the company regarding the station. She had no information available that could be given out. This doesn't tell us much about the status, except that it is less far along than we had hoped.
     
  3. AnOutsider

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    Just to add to the lack of info, I was actually over there recently and drove around a bit looking for any signs of chargers/construction. Nada.
     
  4. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    Thanks for checking!
     
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    During this pause for fresh meat, I'm considering these apparent SpC inconsistencies:

    1. Onalaska is named 'La Crosse'.
    2. Colonie is named 'Albany'.
    3. [add to this list]

    Yet here we have 'Allentown' being zoomed in as Whitehall. This naming process clearly is failing the 'consistency of small minds' test. And I'm not happy. :smile:
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  6. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    Hey at least I included Allentown in the thread name! :tongue:
     
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    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    I'd very much like this SC to be available in late July but nothing seems to be happening. I am surprised since status seems to indicate a permit has been issued. Anyone have any further information?
     
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    Stopped by the Lehigh Valley Mall yesterday afternoon. They have a Public Notice posted on the outer edge of the parking lot across from Boscov's Department Store in the southeast corner of the mall. No activity seen. This and Edison NJ are moving at a glacial pace!
     
  10. JakeP

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    What did the notice say? Did you get a picture?

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    Just found this in the Planning Commission agenda for May 21, 2014:

    M E M O R A N D U M
    TO: WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
    FROM: LEE A. RACKUS, BUREAU CHIEF
    PLANNING, ZONING & DEVELOPMENT
    RE: PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
    MAY 21, 2014 - REVIEW SESSION - 6:30 PM
    MEETING - 7:30 PM
    DATE: MAY 1, 2014

    A) SUBMISSION REVIEW
    1 INDEX #1853-14 – TESLA MOTORS INC SUPERCHARGING STATION
    250 Lehigh Valley Mall
    Zoning District – C-2
    Major Subdivision Plan
    Original Submission Date: 4/21/14
    90 Day Review/Expiration Date: 8/19/14


    Here is the link:

    http://www.whitehalltownship.com/May2014_1.pdf
     
  11. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    Thanks Jake! At least its in progress.
     
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    There appears to be some type of electric charging station being built visible off of Route 309 (Behind Dorney Park). The address is 3400 Broadway. The building has been under construction for months and is adjacent to the Lexus of the Lehigh Valley Dealership.

    Anyone know anything about it?
     
  13. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    I emailed Whitehall Township regarding the May 21 Planning meeting and received this reply:

    "Mr. Reno,
    Please be advised that the Tesla Motors application was tabled for the May
    23rd Planning Agenda per their request due to the application not being
    heard at the Zoning Hearing Board the night prior due to a full agenda."

    My guess is this means no construction until July at the earliest.
     
  14. JakeP

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    I saw that they are requesting a zoning variance for this as well...no information as to whether it was granted:

    DOCKET # 1789 - Tesla Motors, Inc. c/o Black & Veatch - 3500 Deer Creek Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Location: 250 Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall, PA 18052, PIN 549871957317, the subject property is located in a C2 Regional/Community Commercial Zoning District. Applicant is requesting a variance to Sec. 27-100 of the Zoning Ordinance regarding frontage on a public street for proposed supercharging station for electric vehicles.

    http://www.whitehalltownship.com/MAY%20AGENDA.pdf

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    I called and asked, the variance request was continued until next month, it will be on June's agenda.
     
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    Whitehall ( Allentown) Superchargers Updates

    For some reason I didn't see your post earlier, when I posted the same info. But now I see your post in my Tapatalk app...very odd!

    Agreed we won't see anything until July at least.
     
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    PUBLIC NOTICE TOWNSHIP OF WHITEHALL ZONING HEARING | Parkland Press

     
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    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    Hopefully they schedule a spot on the Planning Board Agenda after this rather than wait another entire month for that meeting.
     
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    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    From the town's web page for the Planning Board meeting June 18.
    Sounds like zoning tonight, planning tomorrow night.
    Possibly ready to build on Thursday!
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    MEMORANDUM
    TO: WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
    FROM: LEE A. RACKUS, BUREAU CHIEF PLANNING, ZONING & DEVELOPMENT
    RE: PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA JUNE 18, 2014 - REVIEW SESSION - 6:30 PM
    MEETING - 7:30 PM
    DATE: MAY 30, 2014


    SUBMISSION REVIEW
    INDEX #1853-14 – TESLA MOTORS INC SUPERCHARGING STATION 250 Lehigh Valley Mall
    Zoning District – C-2
    Major Subdivision Plan
    Original Submission Date: 4/21/14
    90 Day Review/Expiration Date: 8/19/14
     
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    I called today and was told that the Planning commission tabled the approval until next month due to some items that needed to be addressed. I think this means that the zoning variance from the previous night's meeting was approved.
     
  20. djinn1

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    Omg this is like root canal. I have been waiting for this site to be done since I purchased my Tesla S back in November. Still gave to use my ice to get to the airport.

    What are the reasons for the multiple episodes of tabling month after month? Any idea when the next domino falls and jf there are ANY more steps needed prior to construction ?
     

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