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Developer eyes 15-acre plot west of Frick

June 12, 2007|by ASHLEY HARTMAN

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A proposal to rezone 15.82 acres west of Frick Avenue and southeast of Prices Church Road was presented at Monday's Washington Township Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

Developer and Realtor Ronnie Martin proposed to rezone the area, which is partially in Washington Township, from agricultural to R-1. The land in the Borough of Waynesboro is zoned as residential medium (R-2). Both R-1 and R-2 allow for residential buildings to be built on the land, while agricultural zoning in Washington Township does not.

Another issue is that when homes are built in this area, water and sewer customers would be served by Waynesboro and street access would be in Waynesboro, but other services would be from Washington Township.

Commission Secretary Elena Kehoe said, "Some people aren't too happy about the proposed development."

"I'm not aware of any neighbors that are not pleased, unless they want the field to stay," Martin said.

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The developer plans to build single-family homes with half-acre lots on the land that would cost $150,000 to $300,000.

"It's called affordable housing," Martin said.

Martin plans 120 housing units on the land, including 32 single-family homes and a mixture of duplexes and town houses.

Martin plans to come back next month to officially request the zoning change.

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