Developer Gets Approval To Build Single and Multi-Family Homes

Upper Macungie planners grant conditional final approval to build townhouses and single-family homes on Twin Ponds Road at the Highgate Phase III Dunbar Tract.

A Bucks County developer received conditional final approval from the Wednesday night to construct 63 townhomes and 22 single-family housing units on the Dunbar Tract along Twin Ponds Road.

This means the plan will now come before the for consideration at their Sept. 6 agenda meeting.

The plan from developer for its Phase III development of townhouses and single-family homes the last time it came before the commission in May.

Then, residents came out in large numbers, concerned about increasing traffic and narrow sidewalks, among other things.

“This is all about public safety,” said Kenneth Molony, township director of community development at the time.

Anthony Maras, president of the Heritage Homes Group, told planners in May that his engineer would work with the township’s engineers to come up with a solution to putting sidewalks along the narrow stretch of Twin Ponds Road.

They did just that and the plan presented Wednesday night proposes 22 single-family homes and 63 townhomes for a total of 85 lots and one conservation open space lot to be owned and maintained by the homeowners association.

Wider sidewalks will be built and shoulders will be widened to accommodate traffic and pedestrians.

The only roadway change is a proposed cul de sac on Westminster Drive, which will be offset to the left in consistent fashion with the township's SALDO (Subdivison and Land Development Ordinance).

Jason S. Englehardt, a senior associate with Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, said the agreed to pick up students at the curbs and not at the cul de sac.

In stark constrast to the May meeting, only two residents attended Wednesday's meeting and did not ask questions of the commission.

Elsa August 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Rubber stamp
Parkland Parent August 23, 2012 at 04:18 AM
More building? Where are these kids going to school? Who is paying for the additional strain on our infrastructure and traffic? INSANE folks. INSANE.
Skip Monahan August 23, 2012 at 04:28 AM
the neighbor who complain are the ssame people who bought homes that destroyed farm land, sick and tired of NIMBYs when they are part of the overall problem by starting the trend


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