Randolph Woods Nature Preserve Master Plan Committee

Randolph Woods Committee

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At the January 3, 2017 meeting, Borough Council adopted Resolution No. 726.  This resolution established the Randolph Woods Ad Hoc Committee.  The Committee was formed based on the recommendation of the Malvern Planning Commission, who evaluated the property and presented recommendations to Borough Council at the November 15, 2016 meeting.  The Committee met for the majority of 2017 and presented a final report to Borough Council on December 19, 2017.  A copy of the final report is available below:

Randolph Woods Ad Hoc Committee - Final Report

A key recommendation of this report was the development of a master plan for the property.  Borough Council authorized the submission of a grant application to the PECO Green Region Grant Program for the development of a master plan.  PECO awarded the Borough funds to complete this effort.  On May 21, 2019, Borough Council adopted Resolution No. 790, establishing the Randolph Woods Nature Preserve Master Plan Committee to oversee this process.  This Committee is charged with the following:

  1. Reviewing proposals from qualified firms to develop the Master Plan and recommend a firm to be appointed by Borough Council.
  2. Oversee the development of the Master Plan for the Randolph Woods Nature Preserve and deliver the plan for adoption by Borough Council.


Members:
Helise Bichefsky-Reilly, DO
Joe Bones
John Butow
Brian Hamilton
John Meisel
Mark Niemiec (Chair)
Brendan Phillips
Barbara Rutz
Brian Walker (Vice-Chair)
Zoe Warner, Ph.D.


Public Meetings 

The Malvern Borough Randolph Woods Nature Preserve Master Plan Ad Hoc Committee will hold public meetings to discuss the development of a master plan on the following dates.

January 22, 2020

March 25, 2020

May 6, 2020

June 24, 2020

Meeting

Agenda

Minutes

January 22, 2020  Agenda  Minutes
March 25, 2020  Cancelled
May 6, 2020  Public Presentation
June 24, 2020  Public Presentation Randolph Woods – June 24, 2020 Public Meeting

 

DRAFT – Randolph Woods Master Site Plan

The draft of the Randolph Woods Master Site Plan is available for public review and comment.  This draft plan has been prepared through the work of the Randolph Woods Master Plan Ad Hoc Committee and builds and expands on work that began in 2017.  Professional guidance was provided by Simone-Collins Landscape Architecture, as well as by Applied Ecological Services and Comprehensive Land Services.  This master plan was funded in part through the PECO Green Region Open Space Program.

DRAFT – Randolph Woods Master Plan

DRAFT – Randolph Woods Master Plan Appendix

Links to the master plan and the appendix are provided below.  The public is invited to provide comments on the draft master plan.  Comments will be accepted through the close of business August 1, 2020.  Please send comments to malvern@malvern.org.


 


200128_Randolph Woods_Survey FlyerPlease Note:  For more information, contact project consultant Sarah Leeper at sleeper@simonecollins.com or by phone at 610.239.7601

All meetings will begin at 7:00 pm at Malvern Borough Hall, which is located at 1 E. 1st Avenue, Suite 3, Malvern, PA 19355. If you require auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodation to observe or participate in the meeting, please contact Christopher Bashore, Borough Manager at (610) 644-2602 to discuss how the Borough may accommodate your needs.