CRANBERRY TWP — The Cranberry Township Planning Advisory Commission Monday night voted in favor of a large planned residential development on one of the few undeveloped parcels in the southernmost part of the township.
The commission recommended the plans for Laurel Pointe to the township supervisors.
The plans call for 157 single family houses split into two phases.
Sixty-three of the units would be regular-size houses divided into smaller lots, while 94 of the units would be smaller villa homes where there would be no lot lines and a homeowner’s association would tend to the grounds.
Developer Laurel Associates is planning to buy the property from Family Resources, a nonprofit organization that will retain some of its land in Cranberry and in Marshall Township, Allegheny County, where it has a camp, partner Marty Gillespie said at the commission’s previous meeting.
The property is mostly wooded and undeveloped.
As required by the state Department of Transportation, the developer will also add a left-turn lane to Franklin Road to avoid traffic backups for northbound vehicles.
Also at the meeting, the commission recommended the application for a 4,902-square-foot dental practice in the Village of Cranberry Woods development.
The building is proposed for a parcel where the developer had planned on getting an office building. The Village of Cranberry Woods includes residential and commercial buildings on a 57-acre property off Cranberry Woods Drive south of Route 228.
The office is the planned future home of Cranberry Dental Studio, a practice owned by dentists Rob and Brian Klaich, who are also brothers.
Located on Route 19 in Cranberry Township for the past 11 years, Brian Klaich said Monday they had outgrown their building there and also were hoping to move closer to the exits of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 79.