6 plans receive approval

Action on another tabled

February 6, 2019 Cranberry Local News

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ADAMS TWP — Supervisors approved six property plans at their Jan. 28 meeting and tabled one after a resident expressed concern about the state of the property.

The plans primarily include land subdivisions, consolidations and plan reapprovals, though the board’s initial inclination to renew approval for Hickory Glen was paused after resident Rob Crouthamel raised concerns that the development had become an eyesore, with what Crouthamel described as structures stripped of valuable parts and open for anyone to enter.

Township Manager Gary Peaco said the developer asked for a reapproval after the project went past its original timeline. Nothing has changed about the plan specifications.

Crouthamel said he owns property north of the development and that it had come into disrepair. He did not object to the board approving the plan, as per a settlement he is party to with the developer, but asked that the board express displeasure with the way the project had gone and how the property has been handled.

Crouthamel said the open structures could be vulnerable to criminal activity. He asked the township to look into it. The board followed Supervisor Tom Ford’s suggestion they table the plans so they could investigate. Peaco said the property owners have been notified of the complaints and said he would be sure to look into the matter for the board.

The board gave preliminary and final approval to Adams Corners Consolidation Plan 1, Adams Corners Phase 1 and TC Recycling; final approval to Barkly minor subdivision and Chinmaya revised plan; and reapproval to the Camp Trees plan.

Adams Corners consolidation and phase 1 consolidate disparate lots into one usable parcel. Peaco said the developers have yet to propose a use for the land.

TC Recycling is adding a waste transfer station to its existing property. As much of that will be indoors, officials expect the project to actually reduce noise from the facility.

The Chinmaya Mission plan was approved earlier, but developers ran into cost constraints and have proposed a smaller facility closer to Mars Road. Nothing else changed about the plan. The Camp Trees plan went over its original timeline and asked for a reapproval. No changes were made to the plan.

Supervisors also scheduled a hearing for a liquor license requested by GetGo for a new facility on Route 228.

A hearing was scheduled for 6:45 p.m. March 11.

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