EC council OKs 3 homes, duplex

May 15, 2019 Cranberry Local News

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EVANS CITY — Council approved its part of a housing development proposed for Maple Avenue.

Much of the 53-unit development lies in Forward Township. Just five properties lie in Evans City — three single-family homes and a duplex.

Council member Shelley Natali said the planning commission worked with the developer and sewer and water authority to work out some conditions to approval including the placement of fire hydrants every 500 feet.

Council approved the development unanimously.

Representatives for the developer said they anticipate Forward Township to approve its portion of the plan and for Jackson Township to follow suit.

Municipal ordinances will apply to units based on which borough or township they fall under and property tax revenue will be split accordingly.

“This will be a nice addition,” said council President Lee Dyer. “New neighbors, but a bit more traffic.”

Natali said a nearby bridge used to access the plan may need some upgrades or repairs, but only the county has the authority to do that.

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Caleb Harshberger

Caleb Harshberger

Caleb Harshberger is a reporter covering Adams, Forward and Middlesex Townships and Evans City, Callery and Valencia Boroughs. He started as an intern with the Butler Eagle in Jan. 2017 and was hired as a staff writer in June of that year. Harshberger earned a degree in philosophy at Grove City College in 2017 and is originally from Syracuse, N.Y.