TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

North Huntingdon rezones land in Altman Farms plan

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 12:57 p.m.
 

North Huntingdon commissioners on Wednesday approved a request for a zoning change that will allow a developer to build multi-unit housing in the Altman Farms neighborhood.

Although people who live near the 35.65-acre former farm off Gina Drive packed a public hearing earlier this month to raise concerns about an increase in traffic and the prospect of losing greenspace, no one spoke against the project before commissioners changed the zoning from single-family residential housing to a Planned Residential Development district.

The change to PRD zoning permits multi-family housing. It was approved by a 6-0 vote, with Commissioner Thomas Kraus was absent.

Developer Robert Shuster has proposed building “quadplexes” that have four attached homes for a total of 40 homes that would sell for $300,000 to $350,000 each.

Township Manager John Shepherd said an ordinance will have to be created to implement the zoning change, which will require a public hearing and a vote by township commissioners.

Issues such as traffic control, buffer zones and storm-water management that address a project's impact will also have to be considered by the township's planners and approved by commissioners.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Norwin

  1. 22 new fire hydrants to be installed in Irwin
  2. Residents want to improve Irwin Park
  3. Trivia night, theater program among Norwin library offerings
  4. North Huntingdon kickball tournament aims to give cancer the boot