Sunday, October 15, 2006

PC - All The Marbles! 10/12/06

The Planning Commission had an agenda crowded with important projects last Thursday night. Joe Nixon (Morning Call) reported on them all. Courtney Lomax (Express Times) focused on the Weis Market and CVS plans.

Fort James III must have two means of access. One is Uhler/Braden and the other was to be Braden/Kesslersville. But, after 6 meetings with Norfolk Southern, Greg Rogerson (J. G. Petrucci) reported that the rail crossing for Braden Boulevard at Kesslersville is not looking positive. Rogerson suggested that his company may pull its project (Fort James III) because of the condition that the PC has imposed, that industrial land be taken for a second means of access rather than residential land (if the Braden/Kesslersville crossing is rejected). The Board will be asked to send a letter to the PUC in support of the crossing.

Kings Farm's "by-right" plan for 180+ homes on 2 acre lots (the fall-back plan if the zoning appeal fails) was recommended for rejection for lack of activity. The developer has not done even one perc test according to township engineer Fred Hay.

SamCar is continuing with its back-up plan for a CVS on the Uhler/Kesslersville intersection just in case the grocery zoning appeal is won. They want to build a Weis Market. They will settle for a CVS. With the smaller (than a grocery store) CVS, there will be room for other businesses on the site too.

The project list on the FAC newspage has been updated with details of these projects as well as the other agenda items.

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