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.
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.
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