Kay Builders plan exhibits 166 whole homes, flats proposed for Farmersville Highway in Bethlehem Township

BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. – Kay Builders LLC is planning a mixture of 166 housing models for 52 acres in Bethlehem Township, on farmland throughout from the township park and group middle.

The proposal for the Miller Farm on 3107 Farmersville Highway would depart some acreage open round a mixture of 60 single-family properties, 40 townhouses (most 3.5 tales) and 66 flats (most of 4 tales). That could be a density of about 3.2 models per acre.

A preliminary plan filed with the township contains group gardens, a canine park and outside fireplace pits and seating areas. There would even be trails connecting to present paths. The working identify of the event is for now simply “Miller Tract.”

Kay Builders proposes two entrances on Farmersville Highway. One would intersect with an present avenue, Pheasant Run Courtroom, and the second could be to the south, going through the township park.

On the west aspect, one street by means of the event would connect with Scherman Boulevard and a second street would run into Hummingbird Lane.

The land has been a farm for almost 300 years and is owned by the Miller household. To date, no sale has been recorded in Northampton County data.

Bethlehem Township’s first official have a look at the proposal will probably be at a planning fee assembly March 28 at 7 p.m. on the municipal constructing, 4225 Easton Ave., and broadcast over the Web. See the township web site for particulars.

The paperwork offered thus far are only a “sketch plan,” submitted to get enter from the township. Township agendas are topic to alter.

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The sketch plan exhibits bushes alongside many of the borders of the event and an open middle space with bushes and inexperienced house. The property is bounded by Reeve Drive to the north, Farmersville Highway, Walter Highway to the south and Sapphire Lane to the west.

One path would hyperlink to the Emerald Hills Greenway, and one other would join with the township park.

The proposed growth is a couple of half-mile north of what board of commissioners President John Merhottein has known as “the worst intersection in Bethlehem Township,” which is the mixture of two T-junctions: Farmersville Highway headed south to Freemansburg Avenue, and simply east of that’s the place the southern stretch of Farmersville connects to Freemansburg.

There and on different close by roads, together with Easton Avenue, making left turns towards visitors is troublesome and back-ups are routine. Residents give you varied methods to bypass the robust intersections, however the visitors has elevated as growth has elevated.

The world across the Miller Farm was largely agricultural till the previous couple of a long time, when housing took over.