GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Following 35 minutes of closed-door discussion, Antrim Township Supervisors voted 3-1 on Tuesday to deny a 902-unit development west of Greencastle for reasons they would not disclose. Instead, the supervisors referred reporters and the public to a 31-page fact-finding document, copies of which they said would not be available until today.
Thomas Mongold, representative of developer Buchanan Trail Creek Farm LLC of Mercersburg, Pa., said the developer will appeal the decision.
Earlier in the meeting, supervisors voted down a motion by Curtis Myers to "deny the Creek Farm Village development, but allow the developer to submit plans for a 400- to 500-lot by-right (traditional) development."
Myers said the way he saw the issue, "we can spend taxpayers' money fighting this lawsuit, but win or lose, the land is R1 (low density residential) and somebody is going to develop it. Why not this guy?"
Supervisor Robert Whitmore debated Myers' motion, saying it violated current ordinances. He asked Myers to separate his motion declaring, "separate them and you have a great motion." Myers refused.