POTTSTOWN PA – “Retirement neighborhood” builder J. Wilmer “Wil” Hallman has plenty to keep himself busy these days.
His Sanatoga PA-based company, Wil Hallman Retirement Development, continues to operate and promote new occupancy of age 55-and-older housing at its well-established Sanatoga Ridge Community, 2641 E. High St. In April (2011) he won Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township zoning approval to erect a new, environmentally friendly apartment complex at Buchert Ridge Community, 2011 Buchert Rd.
And just 14 miles northeast of Sanatoga, Hallman is moving forward on creation of another retirement project called Still Waters Community, located along a five-acre lake at 800 Montgomery Ave., Pennsburg PA.
Unlike Sanatoga Ridge and Buchert Ridge, where one-story, connected single-family units so far comprise a significant portion of the available dwellings, Still Waters’ primary housing will initially consist of apartment homes like those proposed to be built in coming months as the second phase of Buchert Ridge.
The Pennsburg apartments, like Buchert Ridge, are expected to be certified by the U.S Green Building Council as meeting some level of its “Leadership In Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)” rating system, as well as federal Energy Department “Energy Star” requirements. They also will also include a community center with its own library, entertainment areas, a catering kitchen, and offices.
Mass transit access is offered nearby, but unlike that at Buchert Ridge will not have a stop on the community grounds.
The 15-acre community is expected to consist of 50 units in its first phase, of which 42 are apartment homes and the remaining eight would be town homes. Its land development plan won unanimous approval from the Pennsburg Borough Council in February (2011).
Photos from Wil Hallman Retirement Development