Wednesday, January 24, 2007

More open space planned for Hanover Township development

Land in Hanover Township, Northampton County, that developer J.B. Reilly wants to build on may be one of the township's last cornfields, but that doesn't hold much water with some of the township's oldest residents.

Reilly's original plan, unveiled in May 2006, called for 272 units, split between townhouses and detached homes and built at a density of four units per acre. The project would be for ''active adult'' living, meaning residents 55 years old and older.

Tuesday, Reilly presented the board of supervisors a proposal with a density of about three houses per acre, with a new twist: an agreement with the School Sisters of St. Francis to keep 25 acres of their remaining land adjacent to the development as open space in perpetuity.

More here.

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