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Plans pulled for 980-unit subdivision

February 13, 2006|by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL

bonnieb@herald-mail.com

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A local developer has withdrawn an application to build a proposed 980-unit residential community in Antrim Township on the north side of Pa. 16, east of the Conococheague Creek, the township administrator said.

Antrim Township Administrator Ben Thomas Jr. said Saturday that the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors received the written withdrawal of the preliminary plan from Buchanan Trail Creek Farm LLC of Mercersburg, Pa.

Tuesday's public hearing on the proposal has been canceled, Thomas added.

While objections to the proposed development had been raised at a Jan. 10 meeting attended by about 100 members of the public, the issue now is procedural, Thomas said.

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"The developers wanted to discuss the project with the supervisors but the hearing had already been advertised," Thomas said. "We requested they withdraw. Legally, there's a window we must follow. Since it was in the public hearing stage, it must move forward at a public hearing. The only way for other discussions (to happen) is to withdraw the plan. They appeared at a work session Feb. 7, and at that time they advised they would likely withdraw the application.

"It appears they will be refiling a new application in the near future," Thomas added.

The Creek Farm Village proposal includes a mixture of single-family homes, town houses and multi-family homes to be built on 307 acres owned by Glen A. Young of Greencastle.

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