More development is on the way for Cranberry Township.
Cranberry supervisors on Thursday approved plans for the Century Business Park at the corner of Route 19 and Ehrman Road. The first phase of the project will be a Sheetz gas station and convenience store.
Taking up 18 acres near , the park also will include three office/warehouse-type buildings that will be built out in later phases of the project. The hillside the property is located on also will be graded so the Sheetz will be at street level with Ehrman Road.
In a private-public partnership, Sheetz also will help f
Jason Kratsas, Cranberry’s director of engineering, said developers would contribute about $600,000 for the traffic signal and road project, which will be managed by the township. Cranberry will fund about $300,000 for the construction, which also will include new turning lanes and updates to the storm water sewer system.
Kratsas said work on the project could begin in the next several months.
A GetGo gas station and car wash also was approved for that's already underway on Route 228.
ECHO Realty, a Pittsburgh-based real estate and retail development company, is developing the retail center, which will have a two-story Dick’s Sporting Goods as its anchor. Pittsburgh's Elmhurst Group also will develop 90,000 square feet of business and professional office space in the same area.
Officials said the GetGo always was part of the plaza, but plans for it had to be submitted separately from the rest of the project while developers firmed up details for the space.
Once finished, the plaza will include pedestrian and bike paths. There also are plans for a gazebo, trees, shrubs, benches and other landscaping details required by the township’s streetscape enhancement ordinance.
Plans also are moving forward for a pair of twin three-story, 63,000 square-feet office buildings on 7.9 acres of Dutilh Road.
Dutilh Property Associates, the developer for the land, also plans to build a road that will run parallel to Dutilh Road and will be used for future connections as other property in the area is developed. The road, which runs from north to south, already has been dubbed Harmony Short Line Way after the railway that once ran through the area and connected Pittsburgh to Butler and New Castle.
Supervisor John Skorupan noted the development includes textured crosswalks, decorative streetlights and benches.
“It’s kind of like a town center,” he said.
During the supervisors' meeting, resident Dan Page also expressed concern that stop signs at least should be placed at the intersections along Dutilh Road to help slow down traffic.
“It’s every man for himself on that road,” he said.