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New Neighborhood in Cranberry Woods Business Park to Offer Work—And Play

Supervisors approve plans for an apartment and townhome community to be located in the same area as some of the township's biggest employers.

Riffing off Cranberry’s motto of “Live, Work, Play,” area residents soon will have a new place to do all three.

At Thursday’s board of supervisors meeting, Cranberry officials approved plans for the  off Route 228.

James Murray-Coleman, senior vice president of Trammell Crow Company, the developer for the project, has said the nthat have retail stores on the first floor the building and apartment units on the second level.

There will be 170 one-bedroom apartments and 120 will two-bedroom apartments in the development, he said. There also will be a dozen three-bedroom, two-story townhomes.

The apartment complex’s manager would live in a unit above the leasing office. The three and four-story buildings, which include parking garages tucked underneath them, all would be clustered around a central “village green.”

Owned by Mine Safety Appliances, the 17.5-acre property is located close to some of the township's major employers, including the Westinghouse headquarters, MSA and McKesson Automation.

Murray-Coleman said the neighborhood would have a free shuttle that circulates the business park to drop off and pick up workers who live in the community.

Other planned neighborhood amenities include sidewalks, a fenced pet area, “parklets” and a small amphitheater. There also will be a pool, a cabana and a fitness facility, plus pedestrian trails connecting to the park-wide trail system already in place throughout Cranberry Woods.

Murray-Coleman has said he hopes to start construction on the neighborhood by March or April 2013.

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Mary February 08, 2013 at 09:54 PM
Cranberry's motto should include Live, Work, Play, and Sit in Traffic which is what is going to happen once we add 302 apartments and townhouses to the 228 traffic! Just what we need.....more traffic! Oh boy!
Zach Restelli February 13, 2013 at 04:42 PM
I grew up in Cranberry and have several critiques about its development. I'd like to link everyone to Strong Towns - a group of urban planners who's passion is leading them to educate communities on economically sustainable growth in America. Check out their website and blog. Hopefully it will better illustrate Cranberry's growth from a long-term economic perspective. http://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2011/6/13/the-growth-ponzi-scheme-part-1.html

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