Township Housing Developers Prepping for Spring

A marked lot (at top) in Spring Valley Farms on Bliem Road in Lower Pottsgrove, as home-building continued on a nearby street

SANATOGA PA – Contractors at the two busiest home construction sites in Lower Pottsgrove – the Spring Valley Farms community on Bliem Road, and the Sanatoga Greene community on Evergreen Road – are taking advantage of the cold but relatively mild weather to prepare for spring’s home selling season, the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners learned Monday (Jan. 4, 2021).

Spring Valley Farms has already entered the third of three phases of its project, with a total of 120 lot plans approved in the 178-lot project, township planning representative Chad Camburn of Bursich Associates reported during the board’s meeting. Sanatoga Green continues to modify the landscape and has begun to install sanitary sewers ahead of building 131 townhouses in its first of three phases, Camburn added.

At Spring Valley Farms

Construction of houses in Spring Valley’s first and second phases is moving at a brisk pace, Camburn earlier told the board. In Monday’s report he noted that 56 of 59 lot plans were approved for Phase 1, and 35 of 42 in Phase 2. Some site improvements remain in Phase 1, specifically internal roadway repairs, sidewalk replacement, plans for Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant ramps, repairs to storm inlet boxes, and site-wide stabilization.

Board President Bruce Foltz suggested that one home closest to the intersection of North Pleasant View and North Sanatoga roads might be at future risk of damage if an accident occurred at the corner. “It’s awfully close to the road,” Foltz said of the rear of the home, and suggested some kind of protective berm might be helpful. Camburn said he’d examine the situation.

Also, Camburn said members of the township staff and representatives of Bursich, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Edison, and Allan Myers Inc. continue to discuss relocating a utility pole that stands close to the corner of North Pleasant View and Bliem roads.

In Spring Valley’s Phase 3, 29 of 77 lot plans have been approved.

At Sanatoga Greene

Onsite sanitary sewer installation at Sanatoga Greene’s first phase began Dec. 28, according to Camburn.

The township has regularly informed area residents, primarily using its Facebook page, of when Sanatoga Greene crews have explosive blasting scheduled for planned removal of underground rock formations. Its posts indicate blasting was last set for Jan. 6 and 8, Dec. 30, Dec. 22-24, Dec. 15-18, Dec. 7, 9, and 11; and Dec. 3. Almost all blasts are conducted between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Bursich said it is awaiting submission of documents for its second phase, regarding construction of commercial office buildings, and third phase, for multi-family apartment buildings.

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