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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