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May 15, 2014

Township to see condos, cardiac center

NEW CASTLE — A condominium development and a cardiology clinic are among construction projects planned for Neshannock Township.

At its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence County Planning Commission reviewed a land development plan for Universal Development of Girard, Ohio, to build 22 luxury condominiums with four units in each — a total of 88 units — on 38.8 acres on Meadowview Boulevard, north of Mitchell Road.

The commission also reviewed plans for Northwest Regional Cardiology to build a 7,645-square-foot cardiology clinic on Wilmington Road at Enclave Drive.

Speaking for the condominium project was Ronald Anderson, president of Universal Development, who was accompanied by local real estate agent John McClure.

Allen Miller, assistant county planning director, reported the project lacks a stormwater plan, approvals of the Neshannock municipal authority for sewage and the Pennsylvania American Water Co. for public water service. The plan also needs an erosion and sedimentation control plan that must be approved by the Lawrence County Conservation District, Miller said, and must meet zoning ordinance requirements.

Anderson said the site has water approval, and the developers will have all items in place for the township to give its approval.

The cardiology clinic will be built on 1.01 acres and will include 46 parking spaces. The land is in a C2 highway commercial zone.

That plan also was lacking stormwater, landscaping and erosion plans, as well as a parking and access plan.

The Neshannock Township supervisors must approve both final plans.

Last month, the county planning commission reviewed a land development plan for Preston Chevrolet for a 20,690-square-foot car dealership on 6.4 acres at the intersection of Wilmington and Mitchell roads.

Also Tuesday, the commission:

•Reviewed a land development plan for the proposed Lawrence County 911 Center off Countyline Road in Hickory Township. The plans call for construction of an 11,636-square-foot 911 center, an 8,600-square-foot garage, a shooting range and a radio tower. The total property is 42.08 acres and the actual construction will involve 17 acres. The Hickory Township supervisors must approve the final plan.

•Reviewed a land development plan for a proposed 3,000-square-foot Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Shenango Township, commenting that the business appears to have insufficient parking and could cause potential traffic tie-ups in the mornings if cars line up at the drive through as they do downtown. The plans call for 20 parking spaces.

•Reviewed a land development plan for an addition to The Cedars restaurant and bar at Addis Street and Huron Avenue in New Castle. The owner, Edward J. Pagley, plans to build a 20-by-24-foot addition to the north side of the existing building. The final plan must be approved by the city of New Castle.


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