ROUZERVILLE, Pa. -- Property across from Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar now primarily occupied by horses could someday become primarily populated with shoppers.
A new shopping center has been proposed across from Rouzerville Commons on property in Washington Township, Pa., now home to a family horse farm. Preliminary land development plans show that "Washington Township Center" would have seven commercial lots, with the largest one occupying 19 acres of the Anthony Bittner farm.
The shopping center, first presented to the township planning commission Monday, is expected to generate $1.6 million in traffic impact fees for the township and necessitate the installation of a traffic light north of Wal-Mart.
"We specialize in neighborhood shopping centers," said Edric Fetter, a representative of RVG Management & Development Co.
Typically, those shopping centers are anchored by a larger store, although no lease agreements have been signed for this property, Fetter said.