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Building plans OK'd by township supervisors

April 18, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors on Monday approved preliminary plans for 77 multifamily units on Skyhawk Drive behind the Family Life Worship Center in Zullinger, Pa.

The plans from Washco Development LLC of Hagerstown indicate the homes will be "town house units in a condominium" known as the Avalon development.

"The township's new engineers, C.S. Davidson, indicated they're satisfied with all the engineering on the preliminary (plans)," Township Manager Mike Christopher said.

The supervisors also granted preliminary approval to the Glen Oaks development in which developer Summit Partners LLC of West Chester, Pa., has proposed 159 town houses adjacent to 84 Lumber.

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"This is the property that is all torn up with big mounds of dirt ... (and) a lot of big rocks," said John Snyder of Camp Hill, Pa., engineering firm Rettew.

The development would have private roads maintained by a condominium association.

"One (entrance) will require turning lanes on (Pa.) 16 at the cost of the developer," Snyder said.

He said the Waynesboro Borough Authority confirmed the water supply would be adequate with enough pressure during a fire emergency.

The borough authority has told the supervisors that the next development "coming down the pike" could begin negatively affecting fire flow, Supervisor John Gorman said.

He said the supervisors plan to meet with the borough authority in the near future regarding those concerns.

The supervisors tabled review of plans for 164 houses behind the Martins Food Market in the Wayne Heights Mall until May 15.

The houses are part of Antietam Commons development work by WAM Enterprises and the Rachuba Group, which will include extending North Welty Road to connect to Washington Township Boulevard.

The time extension was requested by the developers because "they have some right of way issues to clean up along the front with M&T Bank," Christopher said.

The supervisors granted a second time extension and tabled review of the Thornhill Development until July 17.

The supervisors said they want to meet with the engineer who studied soil in Thornhill Development, proposed on Old Forge Road, regarding concerns about pesticides in the soil of the former apple orchard.

A commercial structure for K&M Dri-Lay Masonry Inc. was approved on the west side of Pa. 316 north of the Tyco Electronics plant.

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