Adams OKs new construction
Homes planned at 2 locations
Cranberry Eagle
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March 4, 2013

ADAMS TWP — Residential growth in the township continues to build, as the township supervisors approved phases at two new neighborhoods Monday.

Fulton Crossing, an 82-lot development of single-family homes, will be built on 86 acres Fulton Development bought in December from Mars Family Services for $3 million. The property is off Three Degree Road just north of its intersection with Route 228.

The supervisors at their Monday meeting approved the first phase of the development, which includes 42 lots.

Jim Sperdute, project manager for Fulton Development, said construction on the plan should begin within six weeks and continue in the summer.

Sperdute could not say the price range of the homes in the plan.

The second phase of Amherst Village, a Heartland Homes neighborhood, was also approved on Monday.

The plan, which will eventually include 109 homes, is along Mars-Evans City Road near its intersection with Hutchman Road. The 36-home first phase of Amherst Village is currently under construction, and 28 homes are planned for the third phase.

Sperdute said the starting price for an Amherst Village home will be in the $290,000s.

Supervisor Ed Vogel asked if the developer would assume responsibility if storm runoff from the hilltop development would affect the nearby train tracks, create debris on any roads, or create any other hazardous situation. Sperdute replied they would.

Supervisor Russ Ford asked Sperdute if the six to eight parking places planned for the phase’s recreation area would be sufficient. Sperdute replied that most residents using the recreation area would walk or bicycle to it.

The supervisors approved both plans unanimously.