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23 houses being proposed along Washington Township Boulevard

August 13, 2013

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Twenty-three houses are being proposed along Washington Township Boulevard, a relief route for Pa. 16 in Washington Township, Pa., that was affected in recent years by a slowdown in residential growth.

The single-family houses near the Robert E. Stum Soccer Complex are some of the first new homes proposed since the economy soured five years ago.

On Monday, the Washington Township Planning Commission took an early look at a sketch plan from Pen Mar Properties for a portion of the former Eigenbrode land. The houses on 13 acres of that tract would be on the south side of Washington Township Boulevard.

The developer would be responsible for building that section of the multimillion-dollar relief route, Township Planner Clint Rock said.

The planning commission asked the developer to consider removing from its proposal a “monument entrance” with split road and sign, Rock said. Planning commission members had concerns about visibility and snow removal there, he said.

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The next step will be for the developer to submit formal land development plans.

The boulevard was designed as a way to help alleviate traffic congestion from Pa. 16, or Main Street in Waynesboro, the area’s only major east-west route.

— Jennifer Fitch

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