South Whitehall Twp. OKs plan for Ridge Farms medical workplace constructing

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. – The South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday evening to approve a conditional closing approval for the primary part of the proposed Ridge Farms growth.

Proprietor and developer Kay Builders Inc. is proposing to develop properties on a 138-acre tract at Huckleberry Street. 

The primary part of the plan proposes a 30,000-square-foot medical workplace constructing on the intersection of North Cedar Crest Boulevard and Walbert Avenue, in addition to the development of a number of roadways and driveways to accommodate the constructing.

Though the approval consists of 34 circumstances, lots of these are typical required permits, roadway dedications and easements.

An legal professional for the applicant defined the circumstances are merely in place to ensure the event stays on a slim path as outlined within the constructing plans.

The circumstances do embody necessities for freeway occupancy permits from the Pennsylvania Division of Transportation for the street and utility work throughout the right-of-ways of Walbert Avenue and Cedar Crest Boulevard.

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In different enterprise, the commissioners awarded a contract for skilled companies to Michael Baker Worldwide, Allentown, to supervise the development for the Wehr’s Dam rehabilitation undertaking at a value of $77,260.

The contract covers building administration and to function the onsite consultant.

The whole $750,000 undertaking consists of the set up of a water management plan.

In 2016, voters accredited a referendum to permit the township to borrow $600,000 for the restore of the historic dam.

The undertaking has been delayed due to the allowing course of with the state Division of Environmental Safety.

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The commissioners additionally awarded:

  • A $24,860 contract to Pavement Upkeep Contractors Inc. to resurface the basketball courts at Chase and Jacoby parks.
  • A $53,239 contract for PlayPower LT Farmington Inc. for the acquisition and set up of recent playground gear as a part of the Chase Park renovation undertaking.