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You are Viewing an Archived IssuePosted: 03/13/13
New phase of Glacier Club
sub OK'd by Washington
by KIMBERLY SCHERERAnother phase of Washington Township's Glacier Club subdivision will soon be developed following approval from the Board of Trustees on March 6.
Observer Special Writer
The vote was 6-1 with Treasurer Linda Verellen voting no.
The last two phases, six and seven, were bought by Pinnacle Homes. They plan to develop phase seven first.
"I think our homes will fit in nicely," said Howard Fingeroot, a managing partner for Pinnacle Homes.
The existing site plan was tweaked a bit allowing for more parkland space and a few less units. The 53 site condos will be four-sided brick, ranch-style and geared for the active adult.
Fingeroot said they will likely offer three different floor plans, all with front-facing garages, with three different elevations. The homes will be about 2,000 square feet and Fingeroot said the base price will be in the low $300,000s.
This phase will have a slightly different look to it than the other phases. The sidewalk will be five feet off the curb so there will be adequate space to plant trees in the space between the roadway and the sidewalk.
Supervisor Dan O'Leary said moving the sidewalk away from the road is also a safety measure.
The consent agreement Pinnacle Homes sought also asked for another tweaking, this time for the allowable setbacks for backyard decks. The request is for a 10-foot setback for homes with a backyard that butt up to another backyard, and a 15-foot setback for homes that back up to open space. There is only one lot that backs up to another lot and it was determined the lot will be eliminated and additional parkland space be added instead.
Development for phase seven is set to begin late spring or early summer with plans for a model home in late summer.
"Phase seven will take about two years (to develop)," Fingeroot said.
Construction traffic will use the West Road entrance and Fingeroot said they will fix any damage that is created from the construction traffic.
"We will fix anything we break," he said, adding they will put in writing to restore the roads to their pre-construction condition.
"It's in our best interest that the community looks the best that it can," he said.
The Board of Trustees voted to approve the consent judgment contingent on a review of the bylaws the association will adhere to, the entrance and roads and the setbacks for decks for this phase.