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Charlestown Green Banner
Volume 2  Issue 1        October 1998

Development Update

The Somerset sub-division, located on Hollow Road, must undergo a revision to the submitted plan in order to move the access road since negotiations with neighbors on Chesterfield Lane fell through. The access road will now come directly off Hollow Road.
The Great Valley School District sub-division and Land Development Plan encompassing a portion of the Pyle property has not yet been submitted for review. This plan would allow the school district to sell off a portion of the property that they purchased last year.
The Birch sub-division plan at Blackberry Lane and Hollow Road is in process. Run off issues still need to be addressed incorporating suggestions made by the township engineer.
The Deerfield sub-division, located on Yellow Springs and Valley Hill Roads has had revised sketch plans presented to the Planning Commission for review. The tract contains 94.6 acres and encompasses the Corielle tract and the portion of the Pyle Farm left after the purchases made by the School District and the Township. The current zoning classification is Farm Residential (FR) and will allow the developer to build houses on two acre lots. The township has asked that the developer consider another alternative to preserve the viewshed along Yellow Springs Road. The alternative would consist of a cluster/village concept; houses on smaller lots leaving large tracts of open space. The developer has agreed to investigate this venue, however, in order for this to happen a new ordinance must be created. The developer has submitted a Flexible Development Option ordinance for review. Direction has also been given to the Township's land planner to prepare an ordinance to allow the cluster/village concept. This will be discussed at the joint meeting of the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on Nov. 2.
The Spring Meadow sub-division, consisting of 86 acres on Howell Road, has been approved.
The Whitehorse Meadows sub-division, consisting of 87 acres on Whitehorse Road, has been approved and construction has begun on the first two homes.

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