Thursday, February 21, 2013
A county judge has upheld the decision of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners in approving Jaindl’s Spring Creek Properties subdivision plan
Thursday, February 21
The following was submitted by Jaindl Land Company: By Order of Court filed on February 19, Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Michele A. Varricchio upheld the decision of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners in approving Jaindl’s Spring Creek Properties Subdivision Plan. The Court concluded that the Lower Macungie Township Board neither abused its discretion, nor committed any errors of law in approving the Subdivision Plan. The Court ruled in favor of the Board of Commissioners and Jaindl on all issues presented to the Court for consideration. Obviously, Jaindl is pleased with the result, though not surprised by the decision of Judge Varricchio. This recent decision, together with the December 2012 decision of the…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
David Jaindl will try to make sure his 'Plan B' is the one that is developed if and when the Appellants' law suit ends.
David Jaindl brought his revised plan for the Spring Creek development to the people of Lower Macungie Township Tuesday in what he hoped would be a comfortable setting at the township's community center. His hope, he said in last week's announcement of the meeting, was that such a presentation away from the formality of a board of commissioners meeting would create an atmosphere that would allow people to speak freely about his new plan which he says provides for more green space and less truck traffic. The seven people who have been suing him for the past two years, however, may make it impossible for him to proceed with the plan, he says. In order to go forward with it, Jaindl needs to have the active recreation portion rezoned so he can…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
But does the plan meet state requirements?
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The construction of a new sewer pipe along Mertztown Road and through the village of Brookdale in Lower Macungie Township is part of the township plan to provide public sewer service to the proposed 600 acres Jaindl land development project. Typically, when a new sewer line is installed, all property owners along the line are required to connect to it. The township Board of Commissioners plans to vote to approve the new sewer plan at its meeting at 7 p.m. today at the township building on Brookside Road. But the plan to expand the public sewer area to the Jaindl project and build the new pipe does not seem to satisfy the state requirements for planning such sewer system upgrades. The township plan does not contain the detailed studies and …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The unanimous decision to divide the property is only the beginning of the development process.
In a move they called "cleaning up another board's mess," the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the Spring Creek Properties Subdivision, more often called the Jaindl Subdivision. More than 100 people packed the meeting room of the Lower Macungie Township Building -- most to say they did not want the BOC to approve the plan. Though several taxpayers asked the commissioners to reconsider because of repercussions that several taxpayers said would put a undue burden on the East Penn School District, the May 3 voted pertained only to the division of the commercial, industrial and greenspace parcels. The vote had no bearing any part of the residential plans for the property. It created light …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
An open letter from the Friends for the Protection of Lower Macungie Township asking taxpayers to attend the May 3 BOC meeting and to voice their opinions. A costly issue that could sharply increase truck traffic may come up for a vote.
To the residents of Lower Macungie Township: The Spring Creek Properties (Jaindl) Subdivision will require Rt. 100 to be widened to five lanes, and the new Sauerkraut Lane extension to four lanes at its intersection with Rt. 100. The widening will require the township to take property from the houses along Route 100. Furthermore, more than 1,000 additional tractor trailers and car are predicted to be traveling on Route 100 during rush hour. Do you think this will lower property values along the Route 100 corridor? Our township engineer has warned that all four access roads into Ancient Oaks West, (Aster, Wisteria, Foxglove and Columbine), will have limited access or traffic lights when Rt. 100 is widened and the Sauerkraut extension is …