Bucks County Herald

Buckingham breathes hope into revitalizing Penns Purchase

STUART LEE FRIEDMAN

The Buckingham Township manager has been authorized by the township board of supervisors to execute the professional services reimbursement agreement for Stonehaven at Peddlers Village in Lahaska.

Stonehaven, currently a sketch plan, would be comprised of 15 single-family homes in addition to mixed use commercial facilities along Route 202 consisting of residential apartments above.

The authorization at the Aug. 30 township meeting promises an investment into the failed and largely vacant Penns Purchase shopping area at the corner of Street Road and Route 202.

Stonehaven has submitted an application to the zoning hearing board for a setback change, a variance from the maximum height requirement for the combination buildings, an impervious service change from 70 percent to 41 percent, where 10 percent is permitted in limestone areas, and other zoning modifications.
The zoning hearing board met Sept. 11 to review the plan.

In other township business, the board accepted an agreement to extend the residential development contract and sanitary sewer development agreement covering phases I and II of Mill Creek Ridge to September 11, 2018.

An agreement to extend the commercial development agreement to Sept. 25, 2018, covering the Autoland Mercedes dealership at Cross Keys was approved in a 3-0 vote.

The stormwater facility development contract between Buckingham Township and Bryan and Gabrielle Lockwood of West Brighton Street was approved without dissent.

The township’s land development contract with Linbrad Ventures LLC for Barley Sheaf Farm was approved unanimously for expansion of the facility. The previous approval period of 90 days expired.

The board authorized the township manager to prepare and advertise the 2017-2018 snow removal and salt-cindering bid without dissent.

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