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5 subdivisions given green light

Published April 21. 2010 05:00PM

Five proposed subdivisions throughout Carbon County got the green light during Tuesday's monthly meeting of the Carbon County Planning Commission.

They include three major plans that include the construction of a 40-seat bakery and coffee shop in Kidder Township and a pro shop at Mountain Laurel Golf Course; as well as the creation of 12 lots on 175.13 acres in Penn Forest Township.

During the meeting, the five subdivision plans each received unanimous support from the commission's members. Details about each of the approved plans are as follows:

• Smith Partnership at Pine Point Plaza in Kidder Township is proposing the construction of a 20-foot by 50-foot bakery and coffee shop on the existing property. Ivan O. Meixell Jr., the commission's planner, stated that he sees no non-compliance in the proposal and recommended plan approval.

• JDM Mountain Laurel at Mountain Laurel Golf Course in East Side Borough is proposing the construction of a 3,315-square-foot golf pro shop on a portion of the 178.96 acres of land at the course. Meixell said that after investigation, he believes the plan contains all requirements of East Side Borough's land development ordinances and recommended conditional plan approval.

• Coast to Coast Home Buyers is proposing a subdivision located on Old Stage Road in Penn Forest Township. Under the plans, it calls for the subdivision of 175.13 acres into 12 lots, which would be Boulder Creek Estates, section one. The plan was brought before the commission in 2006 and was approved, but township requests made the company make changes to the plans. Meixell said that he still believes the plan meets all final plan requirements of Penn Forest Township's land development ordinance and recommended approval.

• Virginia M. Andreas proposed a subdivision of 38.556 acres of land into three lots at the intersection of Berger Creek Road and West Lizard Creek Road in East Penn Township. Meixell explained that the land is an existing residential/agricultural land tract and he believes the plan contains all final plan requirements of the borough. He then recommended plan approval.

• The lands of Florence Hinkle is a proposed subdivision at 624 Wetzel Run Drives in Packer Township that calls for the subdivision of 98.241 acres into three lots. The plan, Meixell said, contains all preliminary/final plan requirements and recommended plan approval.

In other matters, one subdivision received conditional plan rejection.

• A minor subdivision plan, submitted by Arthur E. and Susan F. Morgan, that calls for the subdivision of 3.417 acres of land near the intersection of Seventh Street and Packer Avenue, Weatherly, lacked six final plan requirements of the borough's land development ordinances and recommended conditional plan rejection until all issues are addressed and adequately mitigated.

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