LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Extreme cold, snow, and the winter holidays all prompted momentary – usually no more than one or two days – pauses in work occurring on the formerly vacant land at the southwest corner of Bleim and North Pleasant View roads for construction of the Spring Valley Farms housing community. Even with interruptions, Lower Pottsgrove’s engineer reports contractors are making progress.
In its most recent report to the township Board of Commissioners, Bursich Associates said curbing and a base course of asphalt have already been installed for Spring Valley’s first internal streets. Pads await the first 59 homes to be built there and, as the first sign of a coming spring sales season, a sign was erected to announce Ryan Homes will be ready to market the properties within months.
Ryan is promoting the venture as an “opportunity for active adults to own a new affordable one-level-living home in Montgomery County” with “modern, open designs … no more stairs to climb,” “a walk-in shower with seat, level-handled door knobs, wider doors and hallways, and an attached two-car garage.” The community provides “lawn care, driveway and walkway snow removal, and trash pick-up,” its marketing adds.
“Lot plans for the first houses are anticipated to be submitted” soon, Bursich observed.
Internal storm and sanitary sewer installations also are completed for the first phase, Bursich noted, with connections to sewers on nearby Deer Ridge Drive, to the south, expected to be completed by later this month. Township Manager Ed Wagner notes a portion of Deer Ridge has already been re-paved with a base asphalt course.
As earlier predicted, though, digging trenches for those pipes has been slow going. “There’s an awful lot of rock there,” he said.
Map from Google Maps; photo by The Post Publications