Approximately 200 additional housing units approaching approval in Buffalo Township


Growth in Buffalo Township shows no signs of slowing as plans for nearly 200 housing units progress.

Township supervisors approved preliminary site plans for two housing projects this month. Each calls about 100 homes.

Both are on the south side of South Pike Road (Route 356), the township’s main traffic artery.

The Laurel Hills Multi-Family Development, under construction by Laurel Hills Partners LP, is on 28.7 acres of vacant land with remains of some previous structures. The land is in a B-1 commercial zoning district. Township supervisors granted the developer’s request for a conditional use permit, which allows the land to be used for housing.

Laurel Hills is designed as a condominium community. It will contain 98 residential units and a club house. A condominium association will manage the open space and amenities in the development.

All units will be served by the aqueduct and public sewers. Three detention centers will handle the runoff generated by the facilities, which will eventually flow into Sarver Run.

Twin Oaks is growing

The second approved site plan includes the fourth and fifth phases of an existing development, Twin Oaks, which is a residential development intended for single-family homes.

The new construction will take place on 60 acres of woods and vacant fields. The property is zoned R-1, Residential.

A conditional use permit is required for the development. As part of the ongoing approval process, a public hearing on the conditional use application has been set for 7:15 p.m. on February 9 at the township building on Bear Creek Road.

Supervisors also approved the final subdivision plan for Twin Oaks, which came at the recommendation of TJ Stephens of Bankson Engineers, the township engineer.

The expansion will include 99 single-family homes. All owners will be part of an association of owners who will manage the open space and amenities of the site.

Like Laurel Hills, all homes in the two phases of Twin Oaks will be served by public water and sanitary sewer systems.

Five stormwater retention facilities have been proposed to manage runoff from the development before it flows south into an unnamed tributary of Buffalo Creek.


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