Developer appeals denial of housing plan

May 24, 2019 Cranberry Local News

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MIDDLESEX TWP — The developer for the proposed Grey Hawk PRD argues that township supervisors failed to meet a required decision deadline and lacked legal grounds for their denial.

That argument is contained in an appeal filed by the developer following denial of the plan by Middlesex Township supervisors earlier this year.

Supervisors denied the proposed 108-unit development on March 20 after a series of heated public meetings in which residents expressed their opposition to the plan.

The board later cited a potential threat to Glade Run Lake and the developers' decision not to present an alternative plan to the planning commission in their decision to deny tentative approval of the plan.

Grey Hawk L.P. appealed that decision, arguing that the township had failed to make a decision within the required deadline and that even if they had, the reasons provided did not constitute grounds for a denial.

The developer said that the board missed the decision deadline required by the state Municipalities Planning Code, or MPC, and should, therefore, be reversed.

Read more in Wednesday's Cranberry Eagle.

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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.