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December 13, 2013

Commission reviews business development plans

NEW CASTLE — The Lawrence County Planning Commission reviewed land development plans for three businesses at its meeting this week.

The projects cannot begin until all zoning requirements are met and the plans are approved by the respective municipalities. The plans are:

•Phil Fitts Ford and Lincoln at its existing location on Wilmington Road, Neshannock Township — The company plans to renovate and build a new showroom, office and service area. The plan includes 10 new parking spaces, in addition to the existing 215 spots that include two for handicapped. Approval of the plans rests with the township supervisors.

•Blackwatch Properties of Texas on New Butler Road, Shenango Township, the site of the former Shenango Bowl-A-Way — The plan includes construction of a 54,290-square-foot building to be used for light manufacturing. The company assembles valves for the gas shale industry.

•Watson Bus Garage, Route 208 at Meadowlark Lane, Wilmington Township — The company plans to build a bus parking area and building in an agricultural zone. The planning commission noted the land is Amish-owned and the property includes a house and two barns. The developers/business owners are David A. and Brenda L. Watson of Hermitage.

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