WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Washington Township Planning and Zoning Commission wants to literally put its feet on the ground before giving a thumbs up or thumbs down to a 233-unit, mixed-use planned residential development along Pa. 316 north of Waynesboro.
The planners tabled the proposed plan so they could walk the property near Tyco Electronics on Nov. 2 with representatives of Chambersburg, Pa.-based engineering firm All Land Services Inc. to get the lay of the land, especially the piece owner Dan Long has considered dedicating to the township.
Commissioner Elena Kehoe asked All Land President Mark Bard for a tour of the old Barlup Farm during his company's presentation Monday for tentative approval.
Kehoe said the fate of Long's PRD hangs on how well it ensconces the Antietam Creek from harm.
"Antietam Creek is a huge concern with this plan," she said. "That will be the focus as this PRD plays out."