Twp. expects population boom

Alex Doty • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:45 PM

“It has been slow to get rolling, but it seems to indicate things are getting better,” Township Supervisor Karl French said.

French noted that development began to slow down in 2007 and 2008 as the recession took hold.

Township Manager Bill Cargo said there’s a long list of projects in the pipeline:

• Comstock and 168th apartments — A 200-unit development scheduled to have a pre-application conference with the Township Planning Commission on Monday, July 7.

• Lincoln Pines planned unit development — A 199-lot subdivision to be developed by Eastbrook Homes. An amended development application is scheduled for a July 21 public hearing.

• Bignell Ridge planned unit development — A 24-unit condo development to be developed by Eastbrook Homes. An amended application is scheduled for a July 21 public hearing.

• Lincoln Street mixed-use planned unit development — A 173-unit residential development that will have a mix of single-family homes and condos.

• Bringham Woods — Phase II of the subdivision off 144th Avenue, south of River Haven. Phase II will have an additional 26 lots and is expected to break ground later this year.

• Timberview Apartments — The final two apartment buildings with a total of 48 units are expected to begin construction in late 2014.

• A small in-fill site condo development off Mercury Drive with a total of 13 lots.

“To me, what this shows is the last vestiges of the Great Recession have passed,” Cargo said. “A lot of projects have picked back up and are back online.”

If all of these developments are completed, the township would see an additional 670 residential units. This would translate to a population increase of about 1,434.

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