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Public hearing set for Indiana Township housing development

Tawnya Panizzi
Indiana Township Supervisors will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. June 11 to hear about a planned residential development near Harts Run Road.

Nearly 400 people have signed a petition to oppose the potential approval of a planned residential development near Dorseyville Road in Indiana Township, near Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.

The petition, at, seeks to halt approval of The Waters Senior Living Holdings, which would consist of 179 residential units just south of the intersection with Harts Run.

Township Supervisors will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the town hall, 3710 Saxonburg Boulevard.

The project would see 151 units in a 2- and 3-story building and 14 two-family cottage-type homes.

A majority of the concerns focus on perceived negative environmental impacts and an increase in traffic.

Instead, petitioners said they would rather see the township preserve the land as an extension of Beechwood Farms or Squaw Valley Trail system and provide walking trails, gardens or a community park.

Township Manager Dan Anderson said the 24-acre property was originally approved as the Wilmar Manor PRD for 198 residential units that were to consist of 84 carriage apartments, 96 garden apartments, 16 town houses and two duplexes.

The development is east of Dorseyville Road just south of the intersection with Harts Run.

The modified application could be voted on during the supervisor’s meeting immediately following the hearing.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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