A new residential development including homes starting at half a million dollars is underway for the Township of Peters.
On Monday, city council unanimously approved Sugarbrooke’s final plan, which will be built on a 28.6-acre parcel off Sugar Camp Road. The entrance to the development will be located directly across from the intersection of Sugar Camp with Brookwood Road.
According to information submitted to the board by deputy planning director Seth Koons, developer Kinsale Land Partners LLC intends to build 33 homes, standard single-family residences, starting at $ 700,000, and “patio homes.” primarily on lots of 10,000 square feet or less. , sold for $ 500,000 and more.
Three new roads are included in the development, Koons said, two of which are loops in the plan, and the third is a temporary cul-de-sac at the west end of the property, designed to eventually connect to the boardwalk. Existing Marie.
Township manager Paul Lauer said on Monday the roads are on a 44-foot right-of-way with an 18-foot paved road.
“It’s this narrow street, this specification that we’re going to change,” he said. “But they are developing it under the current regulations, which they are allowed to do.”
Council member Monica Merrell expressed concern about visiting motorists parking on the streets and the impact on vehicles moving safely.
In addition to increasing the minimum street width, township staff members are also working to solve the parking problem.
“We will consider changing the ordinance and requiring a visitor-to-parking ratio for these types of developments,” said planning director Ed Zuk.
Kinsale Land Partners, which has a contract to purchase the property, plans to give the township a strip along Sugar Camp Road, to provide additional right-of-way for a possible Pennsylvania Department of Transportation project to build turn lanes to accommodate Brookwood Road traffic.
On the Sugarbrooke plans, a trail connection is shown through the township property connecting Sugar Camp to an indoor recreational trail.
“I’m going to suggest to you that we shouldn’t show an easement on this parcel of land,” Lauer told council. “I think it can complicate things later if and when PennDOT does a project on Sugar Camp Road.”
Plans also call for the Sugarbrooke Trail to be connected to the township-owned Arrowhead Trail at Peterswood Park.
“It has to go through additional property,” Lauer said of a future connection, “and at some point, that will come back to the board.”
Council members pointed out that Sugarbrooke is proposed for one of the less topographically contested parts of the township, and the relative flatness would appear to be an advantage in terms of financial outlay.
“It’s not what it costs to develop it,” Lauer said. “That’s what you can afford to sell it for and have a product that people want. And I think they are in a price range that has been shown time and time again in Peters Township, people are willing to pay.