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NCBC Independence Day Celebration

The Annual NCBC Independence Day Celebration will be held on Monday, July 4, 2022 starting with a parade at the Union Fire House at 8:45am and continuing at the Bala Cynwyd Park with a Patriotic Program, Races, Games and Prizes.  

To see this year's program, click on this link:


The producer only farmers market is back !!!

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Cut Flowers, Hard Cider, Homemade Bagels and Other Baked Goods, Prepared Foods and More. 

Every Saturday 10-2pm at One Belmont Avenue in the Parking Lot - Enter from Belmont Ave. 

See Flier at BCFM flier 2022 REV 3versions

Overview of Development in Bala Cynwyd

Whether you’ve lived in Bala Cynwyd a few months or several decades, you’ve no doubt noticed that apartment buildings have gone up, retail outlets have been added, and roads, trails and amenities have been updated. Some of the projects are welcomed by residents while others cause worry. To help you understand what is in the pipeline, we offer the following brief overview, with links for more information

Development Summary NCBC

Upcoming Public Meetings

Affecting Residential and Commercial Development in Bala Cynwyd.
July 14, 2022 7:15PM
Zoning Hearing Board

Appeal No. 4566
Owners and Applicants: Christina Stotesbury and Joseph Donahue
Property: 33 Jefferson Street, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(Election District #3) LDR4- Low Density Residential 4 District

This is a continuation from the June 16, 2022, hearing -The applicants propose to demolish the existing
single-family dwelling and build a two-story single-family dwelling with a basement. The applicants are seeking
the following:
-Variance from §155-Table 4.1.4(i) to exceed the maximum building height of 35 ft. by 4 ft. to allow the proposed
dwelling to be 39 ft. in height.
-Variance from §155-8.4(D)(2) to install a garage less than 20 ft. from the rear façade of the principal dwelling.
-Variance from §155-8.5(A)(1) to exceed the 10 ft. maximum driveway width between the property line and
building line by 8 ft. to allow for an 18 ft. wide driveway within the setback.
-Variance from §155-7.4(B)(3) to allow disturbance of slopes greater than 25% to install stormwater
management facilities.


Anyone interested in reviewing the applications and plans may review this information in the Building Regulations
Division at the Township Building, between 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or may request an
electronic copy of this information from Scott Houchins at 610-645-6172 or If you
have a disability and require auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodations to participate in the proceedings,
please contact Scott Houchins at 610-645-6172 or to determine how the Township
can accommodate your needs.

In-person attendance by the public will be permitted at the hearing. All parties and witnesses offering evidence
or sworn testimony must attend in person. Members of the public not wishing to be considered a party or to
provide evidence or sworn testimony may participate in and/or observe the hearing virtually by requesting a
Zoom link from Scott Houchins at Public comment may be submitted via email to, by US Mail (first-class postage prepaid) addressed to the Lower Merion Township
Zoning Hearing Board 75 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, or by phone to Scott Houchins at 610-645-
6172 and will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing. Section 908(5) of the Municipalities Planning
Code and Section 11.2 I(3) of the Lower Merion Zoning Code gives parties to hearings before the Board the right
to cross-examine adverse witnesses. Since written comments are not sworn and are not subject to cross examination,

the Board will accept such written comments only as expressions of support or opposition to the pending appeal/application.

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Our Last Meeting

June Board Meeting

Meeting Date: 06/07/2022
Meeting Location:

Please download the meeting Agenda and Minutes to see what happened at our last meeting.

Join us at our next meeting

9/06/2022 - September Board Meeting

The agenda will be added closer to the date of the meeting. Please check back.

Meeting Location:

Upcoming Bala Cynwyd Events

Upcoming events located in and around Bala Cynwyd
July 4, 2022 8:45AM
NCBC Independence Day Celebration

To see a copy of the 2022 Independence Day Celebration Program, click on this link:

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August 20, 2022 12:00AM
Ardmore Rock N' Ride, Main Line Bike Race & Music Festival: A Community Fundraiser Supporting Narberth Ambulance

The 2nd Annnual Rock N' Ride will take place in downtown Ardmore on August 20, 2022.  This free, outdoor, family friendly event features an official USA Cycling bike race, a multi-stage concert featuring nationally renown talent produced by Ardmore Music Hall, a youth bike race and a family fun zone.

100 per cent of net proceeds will benefit Narberth ambulance, and ensure our community has access to life saving 911 services.

For more information, visit


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Our Mission

The mission of the Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd is to strengthen the social, cultural and economic fabric of our diverse community by promoting civic engagement, preserving the historic character of our residential neighborhoods, protecting our remaining open space, and enhancing the viability of our commercial corridors.

The NCBC is recognized as one of the most effective and well-respected civic associations in Lower Merion. With the support of Bala Cynwyd residents and local businesses, we strive to represent the interests of our community during public meetings on residential and commercial development projects.

Welcome to The Neighborhood Club of
Bala Cynwyd

Message from our President

NCBC has historically been recognized as one of the most effective and highly respected Civic Associations in Lower Merion. As we build on our past successes, we strive to be more inclusive and representative of our diverse community. We are committed to shaping commercial and residential development so that it preserves and improves our high quality of life without exacerbating problems like overcrowding, traffic congestion, and excessive urbanization of our suburban community. This is done both through advocacy efforts and educating our members about land development and other issues affecting our community through this website, newsletters, email communications and regular monthly meetings that are open to everyone in our community. Our website has been designed as a community resource to be visited frequently and to encourage both old and new residents to join us in our important work. We welcome you.

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