Housing development proposed in Buffalo Township
A Butler home developer is proposing single-story, multifamily homes on a 25-acre parcel on South Pike Road between the GetGo store and Route 28 interchange in Buffalo Township.
Weaver Homes, the developer, will go before township supervisors at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a conditional use hearing for the property. The supervisors’ regular meeting will follow.
The parcel, now an open field, is located in the township’s overlay commercial district.
“Residential is a conditional use for the property,” Supervisors Chairman Ron Zampogna said.
Weaver Homes, based in Adams Township, Butler County, proposes to develop 20 buildings with four patio homes per building, along with a pool and clubhouse that includes fitness facilities, a social room with a fireplace, a pool table and a full kitchen, according to Kelly Dunn, vice president of sales and marketing.
The proposed development would be maintenance-free for residents. Weaver Homes has built similar communities in Butler County’s Middlesex and Jackson townships and Harmony, appealing to empty nesters and active people on the go, Dunn said.
Features in all homes include a fireplace, sun room and granite counter tops, Dunn said. Home sizes average about 1,800 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
There aren’t any established prices for the homes as Weaver has not yet closed on the land and is waiting for a decision on the land from township supervisors.
If supervisors approve the conditional use, the developer will go before the planning commission to present details of the development, according to Zampogna. Then the planning commission will provide a recommendation and supervisors will cast their final vote on the development, he said.
If approvals are secured, construction could start as soon as the spring of 2020.
Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter .