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Heartland Homes Reveals Plans for former Highland Country Club

The golf course will be divided into 316 lots, featuring a combination of townhouses and homes.

Heartland Homes President Marty Gillespie revealed the company's plan to develop the former Highland Country Club at an invitation-only meeting Monday morning.

Among the key points of the presentation, according John Schalcosky, President of the Ross Township Historical Society who was present at the meeting:

  • 316 Lots.
  • 120 Luxury townhomes ranging in prices from $180,000 to $240,000 to be built along Gass Road.
  • 132 single family home ranging in price from $350,000 - $500,000 to be built on the remainder of the property.
  • 2 entrances to the plan off of Highland Avenue.
  • 2 entrances to the plan off of Gass Road.
  • 1 entrance to the plan off of Golf Drive.
  • A memorial park named for Ross Township resident Casper Reel.
  • All current structures on the property will be torn down, including club house, restaurant, and pool.
  • Construction expected to begin in June 2013 and last six years.

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Among those attending the meeting at the Ross Township commissioner boardroom were Steven Victor, of Victor-Wetzel Associates, and land developer, Dan Caste, developer of the property, Kathy Reid of the North Hills School Board, Dan Hankins, Ross Township Building Code official and Zoning Officer, representatives of all utility companies, the Ross Planning Commission, and various transportation planners & engineers.

Schalcosky was thrilled to learn that a grave marker, indicating the approximate location of the Casper Reel family cemetery, will be relocated to the Casper Reel Memorial Park, which will be located within the development. "We saved Casper Reel's legacy & memorial, this is great news," he said.

What do you think of Heartland Homes' plans? Please share your opinions in the comments box below.

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James May 22, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Way to much traffic for gass rd.
James May 22, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Get ready for the noise, dirt and the truck traffic. I live off of gass rd but the people that live on gass rd and highland their houses we be dusty and dirty for six years. And don't forget all the wild animals will set up shop at your house. I walked the grounds today and saw two snakes, groundhogs, turkeys and two coyotes. Now this will be highland park zoo where have I heard that before?
Kevin May 22, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Concerned Resident the township doesn't want any part of owning HCC . If they did they woulda bought it in the first place
Kevin May 22, 2013 at 08:11 PM
They come over here they will be shot
Stacie July 03, 2013 at 10:20 PM
My best advice if you are thinking of building with Heartland is to Stay Away! I wish there was a way to give them zero stars: Moved into our home in November of 2012. It is now June 2013 and we are still fighting with them to complete the project. Because of improper installation, they have already had to tear up our basement floor. Our basement door has been "fixed" multiple times, but still continues to leak. The flooring company has had to come out no less than four times to fix mistakes in the hardwood flooring installation and have had to pull up carpeting to fix crooked flooring underneath. We have also had to have holes filled in our driveway already due to erosion. By far, the worst issue we have experienced is with our yard. Simply stated, it is still a mud pit and continues to flood. We have no grass, just mud....paired with empty promises from Heartland that they will eventually fix it. I have never seen a company so excited to take your money and then have absolutely no customer service. We are currently on project manager #2, who blames all of the mistakes on the one that was supposedly fired. Sadly, many of the subcontractors have said that they were surprised that we have had only two project managers throughout this project so far. We have been told most people have 3-4. Yesterday, I spent three hours off of work to take one of my dogs to the emergency vet. Apparently, he had consumed stagnant water from our backyard (our flooding backyard) and he picked up a pretty bad parasite, which can not only be passed to our other dogs, but to other people! $375 later, he is doing much better. No one at this company will return calls. If you are considering building with Heartland, you should first check out their ratings on BBB. I wish we would have done the same. Please feel free to contact me at stacieklishis@gmail.com if you need to see pictures or need more information.

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