Ross Commissioners to Consider Rezoning of Northway Elementary & Cemetery Lane Townhouses

Both projects have received positive recommendations from the Ross Township Planning Commission.

The Ross Township Board of commissioners will consider Monday night a request to rezone the site of the former Northway Elementary School on Brown's Lane from residential to commercial. 


The Ross Planning commission recommended approval of the request at its Dec. 20 meeting.

A key change in that plan was the elimination of a proposed entrance to the mall from the intersection of Brown's Lane and Marie Drive, where the current entrance to the school exists.

Gary O'Nesti, Special Projects Director for Levey and Company, admitted that he heard "loud and clear" from neighbors at a Dec. 5 meeting that an entrance at that location was not in the best interest of residents living along Brown's Lane.

Cemetery Lane Townhouses

The commissioners will also consider the construction of more than 40 townhouses along Cemetery Lane. The planning commission also recommended approval of the plan on Dec. 20.

The owner, When Raymond Caldwell, Jr., told the planning commission Ryan homes will be the builder, and the townhouses will cost in the neighborhood of $200,000. The planning commission recommendation is based on a satisfactory geotechnical analysis.

The commissioners' meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the board room at the Ross Municipal Center.

Click here for a complete look at the agenda.

Are you planning to attend the meeting? Do you think the Northway Elementary property should be rezoned from residential to commercial? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.

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