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Antrim Township supervisors change zoning for U.S. 1 tract

July 13, 2007|by ASHLEY HARTMAN

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Antrim Township Board of Supervisors heard public comment Tuesday night on a rezoning request for about 200 acres near the intersection of U.S. 11 and Interstate 81.

The board of supervisors later voted to amend the township's zoning ordinance to include highway commercial III (HC3) for the plot which developers intend for a business park.

The amendment would allow for the following facilities to be built in this area:

Professional offices/doctor's offices; hospitals; retail stores; business services; automotive sales and service (no-semi truck sales or service); service stations; repair garage (no semi-truck repair facilities); hotels; bed and breakfasts; restaurants; shopping centers; health clubs/spas; commercial recreation; mini-warehouses with requirements; light manufacturing; precision manufacturing; lab or science research; public utilities; government offices; public schools and essential uses.

No one spoke against the project. One person asked about the water source for the project. Charles Goetz, director of water and sewer utilities and project management, said the water would come from the Greencastle Water Authority.

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In March of this year, the board voted to draft an ordinance for HC3 zoning at the request of developer Paul Perini of Hagerstown-based Perini Properties Corp. Perini proposed adding HC3 zoning in the township to mix more uses on highway commercial land.

Perini owns the proposed Antrim Commons Business Park, a 200-acre plot along Interstate 81 in the township, and believes zoning the land HC3 would allow for a "better streetscape of buildings on route 11," and create a more attractive blend of commercial and industrial development.

"This would be a good addition to Antrim Township's zoning ordinance," said Perini's lawyer Ed Wine.

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