We, the residents of Millcreek Township, are opposed to a recent supervisor decision to rezone the property located at the south side of Golf Club Road, west of Interstate 79, consisting of approximately 24 acres. This decision to rezone the property from “Single Family/ Rural” to “Low Density Multifamily” was voted on and approved by the supervisors on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. This was done against the recommendation of the Millcreek Planning Commission who voted on March 20, 2014 not to rezone the property because the zoning change would not be consistent with the Millcreek Township Future Land Use Plan. In the Comprehensive plan all land in this area is to be used for parks and recreation or single family dwellings.
The zoning board turned it down two times due to resident complaint and watershed runoff .
The township engineer said that there is no capacity for sanity or storm sewer in that area
The supervisors had made a " done deal" in exchange for land for a driving range for the golf course
William Taggart8 months ago Comments: -
Bryan Woomer8 months ago Comments: -
Emmi Woomer8 months ago Comments: -
- Q: Why is this important to any Millcreek Resident? A: Tax payer money was used to hire a panel of experts to develop a comprehensive plan on how to develop the land in our township. The township also has a Planning Commission that also has an expertise in this area and forwards recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. These tools are in place to insure that land development is done wisely and properly. Once a parcel is rezoned, it's prior zoning is gone forever and this can negatively impact our neighborhoods and land value. If we allow this to happen here, it can happen anywhere in our township.
- Supervisor's voted against Millcreek Planning Commission's recommendation not to rezone. In the "Millcreek Township Future Land Use Plan" the property is designated to be used for Parks and Recreation. Furthermore, the plan designates all other land on Old Zuck Rd south of Zimmerly to be zoned "Rural" or "R1". There is no designation contained in the township's comprehensive plan for multifamily in this area.
- We are now live!