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Officials review site plans for development

| Sunday, June 17, 2001

Shaler Township officials are debating plans for 52 new homes on a 19-acre site near Shaler Area High School.

The township planning commission is reviewing site plans for a development along Wible Run Road, across from St. Joseph Drive.

Shaler commissioners could vote on the project as early as next month.

The planning commission granted preliminary approval for the site development plan last month.

Plans call for a mix of single- and two-story homes with lot sizes around 9,000 square feet.

Under the plan, two new streets would feed onto Wible Run Road. Property owner Mark Brantner needs approval from Allegheny County before proceeding because Wible Run is a county-maintained road.

Township officials told Brantner that the new road should be aligned with St. Joseph Drive.

'We asked them to correct that so that traffic would be facing one another,' Commissioner Tom Montgomery said.

Storm water and erosion plans also are required before construction may begin.

Brantner also needs a sanitary sewer easement from the Shaler Area School District before the project may proceed.

Brantner told commission members that he plans to tear down the three homes and a barn that are on the property. The timetable calls for the new roads to be paved by November.

Elizabeth Barczak can be reached at ebarczak@tribweb.com or (724) 779-7113.

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