- Terry Rumsey
Welcome to Keep Media Green
Keep Media Green is working to protect green, open space in Media and to preserve the small-town character of the Borough.
Right now, Keep Media Green is focused on a single issue. We are advocating for Media Borough Council to change the zoning of three Media properties from their current zoning designation to MERC (Municipal, Educational, Recreational, and Community).
Two of the properties are small parcels located at 5th and Broomall Streets and at Manchester Avenue and Baltimore Pike. Both parcels are slated to become pocket parks, which makes sense.
The largest property of the three is the tract of land on which the non-profit Broomall’s Lake County Club is located. This multi-acre property, which has been used for recreational purposes for nearly 100 years, is one of the few remaining tracts of green, open space left in the Borough.
What’s at stake?
On September 29, 2017, the attorney for Broomall's Lake Country Club (BLCC) sent a letter to the Media Borough Solicitor and Council members. We utilized our "right to know" under the Pennsylvania Open Records Act and secured a copy of that letter.
We want to share a salient paragraph from that letter with you.
"It is submitted that pursuant to the present zoning, Broomall's Lake would have the capacity to develop 14 to 17 townhouses. Each of these townhouses would have a value of anywhere from $550,000 to $750,000."
What can you do?
If you oppose the option of building “14 to 17 townhouses” and destroying one of the last green spaces in Media, then participate in Keep Media Green and help us rezone all three of our town’s open space properties to MERC (Municipal, Educational, Recreational, and Community).