Waynesboro to get new housing development

August 28, 1998|By RICHARD F. BELISLE

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A major new residential development of up to 95 mobile home and double-wide units is under construction on Pa. 316 in Waynesboro's north end.

The project will include a seven-acre strip mall of four separate office and retail spaces, said Darwyn W. Benedict, president of ReMax, the local real estate agency that will be selling the homes.

Benedict was part owner of a corporation that bought the 40-acre former horse farm in 1993. He later bought out co-owner Ronald Martin. He sold his interests to Meadow Breeze, a limited liability group, in June. It's owned by three local brothers. Craig McCleaf, president of Meadow Breeze, is overseeing the project, Benedict said.

The company will own the lots and lease them to homeowners.

Benedict said 25 acres will be devoted to manufactured homes. The lots will average 50 feet by 100 feet and will lease from $160 to $215 a month. The units will sell from $30,000.


"We will be competitive," he said.

The owners have the option of moving the units off the property, he said.

Benedict said the park, to be called a Meadow Breeze community, will be built in phases with 64 lots in the first section. He expects the first units to be sold in late October or early November. Build-out for the first phase could take four years, he said.

The rear section of the property, covering eight acres, was originally platted for 94 apartment units, Benedict said. For now the owners are unsure what they will do with the land.

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