Dorrance Leaders Prep For Final Blue Ridge Hearing

Lead by Chair Gary Zane, the Dorrance Township Supervisors moved quickly through their June 12th meeting, which included news that a Planned Residential Development hearing was postponed and rescheduled.

While June was relatively quiet, July will be an active one featuring the last hearing on the PRD on The Preserve at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course.

According to the officials, the eighth and final hearing for the Conditional Use application for a multi-residential use project owned by Robert Tamburro was postponed from June 1st and is now scheduled for Monday, July 10 at 6 pm, preceding the July Board of Supervisor’s meeting.

The project proposes a total build-out of 193 units comprised of 108 twin and 85 single family units on 546.56 acres of property. The land at issue is roughly north and east of the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course and spans an area with frontage on Stairville, Blytheburn and Prospect Roads in a C-1 conservation district. Representing multiple housing styles, the development plan requires public water and sewer, infrastructure inconsistent with the remainder of the township’s lands.

According to the Board, the last witness for the project is slated to be Planning Consultant John Varaly, who is appearing in response to the supervisors’ interest.

“That was at our request,” Zane advised after the June meeting.

The board confirmed that after the final hearing there will be a full review. They will weigh the testimony and exhibits submitted

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