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Waynesboro planners hear pitch for town house project

June 14, 2005|by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL

bonnieb@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday night discussed information presented by Encore Development of Waynesboro on a proposed residential development.

The 6-acre tract is west of Fairview Avenue between Westview Avenue and West Second Street. The property fronts an alley.

Bernie McGarity and Paul Gunder of Encore are proposing 48 town house units for the tract. The condominium association will own the land, McGarity said.

Kevin Grubbs, head of engineering for the borough, said the tract is in good shape for utilities.

McGarity said Encore will improve Second Street west to the alley, then pave and improve the alley the length of the property to be wide enough for two vehicles to pass. He will now start the preliminary planning, which involves surveying and starting the layout.

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"We'll see how many units fit comfortably with parking spaces, green space, gazebos, and look at water retention and utility services," McGarity said.

Demolition on the buildings of the former Appalachian Nurseries will begin shortly, McGarity added. He would like to have the preliminary plans in front of the commission by Oct. 1, he said. The town houses will occupy 4 acres, while the remaining 2 acres will be maintained by the Fairview Avenue Brethren in Christ Church, McGarity said.

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