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East Donegal Township OKs Building Plans

East Donegal Township supervisors approved several building plans in various stages of development. The largest discussed at the meeting on Thursday, June 7, was a conditional preliminary plan for section three of Bridle Path at Village Square, which is a 23.75 acre, 71-unit residential development off Coffee Goss Road.

Gary Grossman, a partner in the development group Frey-Hoffer Joint Venture, said he has spent “a lot of money” to assuage concerns over storm water runoff, and he will continue to work with the township to alleviate any further issues. Preliminary plans call for lifting part of Coffee Goss Road and grading it to prevent run off.

“It really doesn’t matter to me if I develop this or not; it’s the right thing to do,” Grossman said.

After asking a few questions about plans to raise Coffee Goss Road and some discussion with a neighbor about road use, supervisors approved Bridle Path’s preliminary conditional plan unanimously.

Frey-Hoffer’s next step is to prepare a final land development plan. Then, the plan must go to the Lancaster County Commissioners, and East Donegal Township Planning Commission before returning to East Donegal Township supervisors for a final vote.

In another matter, Glaxo-SmithKline received small waivers from the supervisors for their storm water management plan regarding their plans to renovate Building 21, a warehouse on their property.

Supervisors also approved a storm water management plan for Iron Bridge School, an Amish schoolhouse. They also moved forward Dale and Joyce Graybill’s final subdivision plan to build a house on their farm for their son.

Also, the township received a $147,200 state grant to install a traffic light at the Route 441 and Route 772 intersection.

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