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Developers want to build 159 town houses near 84 Lumber

April 11, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Developer Summit Partners LLC of West Chester, Pa., has submitted plans for 159 town houses adjacent to 84 Lumber on the west side of Waynesboro.

The homes are proposed on 20 acres of rocky and hilly land zoned R-2 (medium-density residential).

The Glen Oaks development, on the east side of 84 Lumber, would be "salvaging the property that is in distress," Steve Lauriello of Summit Partners LLC said.

The plans received preliminary approval from the Washington Township (Pa.) Planning Commission on Monday.

Glen Oaks could require changes to Pa. 16 for access to the development's two entrances, according to John Snyder of Camp Hill, Pa., engineering firm Rettew.

"We have to widen 16 and put turn lanes in," Snyder said.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has seen plans for the development, he said.

The three-bedroom town houses in clusters of three to six would front private streets, including a cul-de-sac. Those streets would be managed by a condominium association.

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Each town house would have a single garage, Lauriello said.

"There are going to be times for overflow parking," Snyder said, noting the wide streets for parallel parking.

Lauriello estimated the town houses would start at $170,000 but said that could change.

The development would be served by Waynesboro Borough Authority water and Washington Township Municipal Authority sewer, officials said.

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