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Development Proceeding in Limerick Township

New homes on Cherry Lane and Lewis Road; Welsh Subaru expanding

The Limerick Township Board of Supervisors saw the first site plans for a at Tuesday night's meeting.

The new homes will be built at the corner of Cherry Lane and Lewis Road, on the Linsenmaier farm. East and West Cherry Lanes will be straightened out and joined at the existing West Cherry Lane intersection. 

The development plan will have 160 apartments in six buildings and 31 townhomes. Two of the apartment buildings - the two closest to the existing homes on East Cherry Lane - will have sections that are two stories. The rest of the apartments will be three-story walk-ups. 

Board chair Kara Shuler said she liked the two-story design. 

"It doesn't tower over the homes that are already there," Shuler said. 

The board also heard from an engineer representing Welsh Subaru on Ridge Pike in Limerick. 

Welsh Subaru is working on plans to expand its service offerings. They will be going through the land development process so they can build a new service garage with larger bays.

They also plan to repaint their existing parking lot.

The supervisors commended Welsh Subaru for their recent landscaping work on the Ridge Pike frontage of their property.

"He did a good job, planting trees and shrubs," supervisor Joseph St. Pedro said.

SMYRNA-X July 18, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I think development can be positive. Upper providence has larger homes on good size property. Less pressure for schools and public services. Good tax base and better resale of those homes. Where have apartments ever increased property value? Also development of industry. Phila premium outlets is a perp magnet. The amount of time police have to waste brings no value to the community. Upper prov. has pfizer, quest, and many other companies that provide tax revenue and great jobs. Limerick is really a bunch of time and money wasters. Ill be thinking how great a job thier doing when im attending the funeral of another victim of township line rd this weekend.
SMYRNA-X July 18, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Jr bach, are you really "disgusted" that people think crime comes from apartment dwellers, or that it actually does? If you take regular suburban neighborhood, compared with regular apartment complex, the police will be at the apartments more. Read the mercury. Overwhelming police calls are from rentals. Royersford, pottsgrove, pottstown....renters are problems. Of course not all, but enough to give anyone who owns property and has a family rightful fear.
NC Tramontina July 18, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Bottom line is there are already too many people, too many cars, and any additional students coming in to the dysfunctional SFASD is too much. Our services are already over-burdened. Construction jobs....oh yeah there will be jobs but they will be temporary and those companies will bring their workers along to do the work so NO new jobs there. Renters, I've got nothing against renters but have you looked a Pottstown lately to see what happens when a community has too many renters? Rental properties, apartments, do NOT generate a good positive tax base. They take more than they give. Is there any chance we can change this from moving forward? Does everybody lose their common sense once elected to office?
Max Power July 19, 2012 at 02:09 AM
I am assuming this will be not be section 8 housing, but luxury apartments that probably rent for more than most mortgages. It will increase populartion, but not necessarily bring in more crime. Limerick needs to start building sidewalks and shoulders in the area so that you can actually walk or safely ride a bike in the area, it is a disgrace how much development was done without infrastructure improvements. SFASD is not dysfunctional, it is full of hard working people that work hard to improve the students in the community. I welcome you to actually observe the school in action on a regular school day and see how well the schools run. I can promise you that this district is better than a lot of neighboring districts.
Pissedoffhomeowner July 26, 2012 at 01:29 AM
WTF. Thanks Limerick township. I guess it's time to sell in this upside down market. From a east cherry lane homeowner

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