Problem areas found with 2 proposed land plans
Two proposed land development plans in Carbon County received a red light after county planners found problem areas in the plans.
The first project was submitted by Dr. William Howland, DMD of Lehighton. His plan called for the construction of a 3,100-square-foot dentist office addition and 24 additional parking spaces at 432 S. Ninth St., Lehighton.
Ivan O. Meixell Jr., county planner, explained to the commission that the plan, as submitted, "lacks final plan requirements of the Lehighton Borough Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and zoning ordinance."
According to his findings, the plan has five areas that need to be addressed before it can be approved.
Meixell then recommended that the board recommend conditional plan rejection until the conditions are addressed and adequately mitigated. The motion passed unanimously.
The second development project was submitted by ALT Properties LLC., owners; and Miller Brothers Development, developers, for the construction of a 9,000-square-foot Dollar General store and 29 parking spaces near the intersection of SR903 and Old Stage Road in Penn Forest Township.
Meixell explained that the plan, as submitted, "lacks preliminary/final plan requirements of the Penn Forest Township Land Development Ordinances."
Seven areas of non-compliance were outlined in the review.
Meixell then recommended conditional plan rejection until all conditions are addressed and mitigated. The motion passed unanimously.
The county planning commission also acted on a subdivision plan that was submitted by Carbon County.
According to the plans, a proposed subdivision would take place at the intersection of Mill and Radcliff streets in Nesquehoning. The land would be subdivided into three lots.
One lot would include the Nesquehoning Lions Club building on it, which is being put up for sale. This was necessary for the sale of the structure because until now, the county leased the property to the Lions Club.
The second lot will be dedicated to the Borough of Nesquehoning for its Mill Street addition; and lot three would remain within the county along its railroad as residual tract.
Meixell said the plan contained all final plan requirements of Nesquehoning's Land Development Ordinances and recommended approval. The motion passed unanimously.
In other matters, the county planning commission also acted on the following plans.
• Richard A. and Mildred A. Sanders received plan approval for their proposed subdivision/lot line revision at 730 Lonesome Lane, Towamensing Township. Plans call for the subdivision of 116.61 acres (zoned rural conservation) into two lots. The second lot, a .913-acre tract will then be combined with existing lands of Richard A. and Mildred Sanders for a new total of 11.295 acres.
• David J. and Rose Marie Hauser and David B. Mack received plan approval for a proposed subdivision/lot line revision at 530 W. Sunset Road, East Penn Township. The plan calls for subdividing 35.25 acres into two lots and combining the new 2-acre lot with David B. Mack's existing 2.731 acres for a new 4.731-acre lot.
• Charles E. and Doris E. Dovan received conditional plan rejection for their proposed subdivision at 16 Navajo Trail, Penn Forest Township. The plan calls for combining two lots to make a .55-acre lot. Issues with the plan must be addressed before plans can be approved.
• Dante F. Slack received conditional plan rejection for a proposed subdivision at 65 Aspen Drive, Penn Forest Township. Plans call for combining two lots into a 1.01-acre lot. Issues with the plan must be addressed before plans can be approved.