On 15 February 2024, the Bucks County NAACP hosted a "Briefing" at the Bucks County Community Collage on Race & Policing in Bucks County. I audio recorded the 15-minute "Key Findings" session presented by John Blevins who is a member of NAACP’s Criminal Justice and Education Committee. To create this video, I selected what I considered the most appropriate graphics and data from the BC NAACP's "2023 Report on Reimagining Public Safety", which you can find here: https://rebrand.ly/NAACP_RIPS
Although Mr. Blevins did not include results from any specific police agency, I added some specific data and information from the Report regarding Newtown Township. Specific data are available in the Appendices to the Report.
BET Investment presented a revised plan for Newtown Corners, now called “Newtown Place.” The owner seeks a text amendment to the Joint Municipal Zoning Ordinance (JMZO) to allow a “Parking Core Apartment Building” in the TC (Town Center) district of Newtown Township. The current zoning does not allow for such a structure. Consequently, BET proposes to add this “B-11” use to the JMZO defined as:
Parking Core Apartment Building: A building where individual apartments surround a central parking garage to feature a walkable oriented streetscape in keeping with a traditional village. Each apartment unit has direct access to the outside or to a common hall and each unit is designed for and occupied by a single family.
The applicants have modified their plans since they had presented in August 2023. The plan now shows 120 units, with no reduction in parking.