Cranberry Township supervisors approved Thursday the development of five phases in the Meeder development on Rochester Road, across from the municipal center.
As part of the approval, Phases 5-7, 10 and 11 will be constructed on the 57-acre development site anchored by a large red barn just off Route 19. Those five phases include 58 townhouses and 50 single-family residences.
According to Ron Henshaw, the township's director of planning and development services, the current phases of construction are going well.
“It's going so well they see the need to go ahead and present these phases,” he said.
Another part of the development would include the realignment of Unionville Road, which runs north of the development and intersects Route 19 just north of the junction with Rochester Road.
“You can probably see that happening in the very near future,” Henshaw said.
When fully constructed, the Meeder development will be the site of more than 600 residences and retail spaces. In addition to phases already constructed and the ones approved Thursday, the development will contain four additional phases.
Supervisors further approved a resolution pledging the township's support for and money toward additional improvements to be made along the Freedom Road corridor.
With the county having both received one and applied for another Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the township pledged up to $3.75 million to help finance the improvements along the corridor, including $1.875 million available should the grant application be approved.
According to the township, this final phase includes improvements to Freedom Road between the intersection with Route 989/Dunlap Hill Road and the intersection of Lovi Road in Beaver County.
The township also approved a temporary easement that will allow Seneca Valley School District to build a roundabout on Ehrman Road as part of the construction of a new elementary school in the township.