Bank and a Sheetz backed by planners for Rouzerville Commons

July 11, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Sheetz and Susquehanna Bank at Rouzerville Commons received conditional approval from the Washington Township (Pa.) Planning Commission on Monday. The plans will go before the township supervisors next Monday for review.

Sheetz is proposed at the intersection of Pa. 16 and Washington Township Boulevard. It is shown with outdoor seating and eight two-sided pumps.

The 3,250-square-foot bank is proposed on the southwest corner of the intersection of Washington Township Boulevard and the access road to Wal-Mart, placing it across from the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar under construction.

In other business, the planning commission has recommended the supervisors approve 77 multifamily units on Skyhawk Drive behind the Family Life Worship Center in Zullinger, Pa.


The plans from Washco Development LLC of Hagers-town indicate the homes will be "town house units in a condominium" known as the Avalon development. The developer included a play area as part of the plans.

The planning commission tabled plans for 231 single-family houses on 138 acres along Tomstown Road near the intersection with Pa. 997. Known as "Johnny Knepper Estates," the development could eliminate a section of Tomstown Road that meets Pa. 997.

The developer, Countywide Development Inc. of Chambersburg, Pa., is having difficulty creating access for seven homes in the northernmost section of the development, local surveyor R. Lee Royer said.

"We're not really sure what to do with (lots) one through seven," he said.

Those lots are situated in a manner that would make Pa. 997 the obvious choice for an access route to them. However, all parties have seemingly agreed that having the driveways connect to Pa. 997 in an area known for speeding could create a dangerous situation.

"That's an area of the road where they start to book," Township Manager Mike Christopher said.

The northern section of the development could consist of town houses instead, Royer said. Another option would be to create a rear access drive, Township Solicitor John Lisko said.

The developer has been asked to further consider the concerns and possible solutions before returning with land development plans.

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