Dorrance Board Grants Preliminary Approval To Residential Development

The Dorrance Township Board of Supervisors, in a split vote on Aug. 14, gave preliminary approval to a controversial housing development that will put nearly 200 homes near the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course. The “conditional use” approval the board granted came with the stipulation that the developer submit a tentative plan to the board within a year and the board approves that plan. About half of the two dozen audience members walked out of the meeting after the vote, one woman calling the supervisors a derogatory name.

While it had been presented

vote for both the conditional use

Planned Residential Development

was approved. Attorney Donald Karpowich explained that it was worked out in executive session prior

conditional use.

Still, that approval is one of a few

hurdles the project must clear before construction begins. The developer, Robert Tamburro of Blue Ridge LLC, must submit a complete plan, which will follow the zoning code for

PRD, within the next year and the

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along that the board would

the project and for it to be a

PRD), only the conditional use

the meeting that, for The Preserve

Blue Ridge to become a reality,

board only needed to approve the