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Planning Commission Meeting at 7:30 pm via Video Conference https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85478516674?pwd=SGlVbWRLT0xTZWpLaEttY2pialpWQT09  Meeting ID:  854 7851 6674 – Password:  927418 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbLfJJHQsn

02 December 2020

BUFFALO TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE – AGENDA – DECEMBER 2, 2020

1 – CALL THE DECEMBER 2, 2020 MEETING OF THE BUFFALO TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING TO ORDER

2 – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3 – THIS MEETING IS BEING RECORDED, IF ANYONE IS TAPING THIS MEETING, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

4 – ROLL CALL

5 – APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE NOVEMBER 4, 2020 REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BUFFALO TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION, AS RECORDED

6 – MOTION/APPROVAL TO SET THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2021 for the Planning Commission at 7:00 pm, the 1st Wednesday of each month, with the Reorganization Meeting being Wednesday, January 6th, 2021.

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NEW BUSINESS:

  1. REAPPROVAL OF PLAN NO. 2 REVISION OF LOT 2 FOR THE JOHN M. ALLEN JR. FAMILY TRUST.

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LAND DEVELOPMENT

OAK CREEK FARMS PRD – FINAL SITE/SUBDIVISION PLAN

Gateway Engineers is submitting a proposal for F & H Property Development, LLC proposed Oak Creek Farms Development located on the south side of South Pike Road (SR 356) on Parcels 040-1F77-8B in Buffalo Township, Butler County in the Single Family Residential District (R-1) on 28.8 acres of land. The property is part of the remnant parcel from the Twin Oaks Development currently being developed. The subdivision plan is located along Parker Road and is 28.8 acres. The property is adjoining and lies south east of the Twin Oaks Development.  This plan had Conditional Use approval in September 2020.  This site will have 44 lots.  The lots will be an average size of 1/3 acre and include approximately 10.5 acres of undeveloped open space.

Rec’d              Site Plan/Subdivision Plan Application

Rec’d              Site Plan/Subdivision Filing Fee

Rec’d              Site/Subdivision Plans

Rec’d              MABT Comments

Rec’d              Bankson Engineers Comments

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PROPOSED AMENDMENT #4 TO ZONING ORDINANCE #135

Snug & Monk Properties are proposing to rezone Tax Parcel number 040-1F77-8 located at 128 Parker Road Road.  The property is a total of 4.1 acres and is currently zoned “R-1”; they are proposing to change it to “A-1”.  The property across the road from the proposed site is zoned “A-1”.  The present use of the property is a “Single Family Residence”; the proposed use will be a Single-Family Residence with use for farm animals as well as an Historic Horse Farm with a Livestock Barn.

Rec’d              Petition for Amendment for Zoning

Rec’d              Filing Fee

Rec’d              Legal Description of Property

Rec’d              Map, showing location of property

Rec’d              List of property owners within 300’

Rec’d              Butler County Planning Commission Comments

Rec’d              MABT Comments

Rec’d              Bankson Engineer Comments

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SPC REALTY – ARBY’S RESTAURANT – PRELIMINARY SITE PLAN – 704 SOUTH PIKE ROAD

Liadis Engineering & Surveying, Inc. is submitting a proposal for SPC Realty’s redevelopment of the existing Citgo Gas Station property located at 704 South Pike Road (Route 356).  The redevelopment of this site shall change the use of this site to an Arby’s Restaurant.  This property is currently zoned as B-1 Business District. The use of this site for a restaurant is a permitted use under this zone, falling under the designation of “Eating/Drinking Places”.  The site also falls under the A-2 Access Management Overlay Zoning District.  This property is not very deep having only 155 feet from the road right of way line to the rear property line.  Given a 100-foot front setback and a 20 feet rear setback, this results in having only 35 feet of depth within the building envelope.  In a commercial area this depth is very restrictive. The Aqua Jet Car Wash building located adjacent and to the north of this property, is set back from the road right of way approximately 65 feet and the proposed Arby’s building is setback approximately 70 feet.  The proposed setback for the Arby’s building exceeds the existing Access Management Overlay Zoning District, qualifies for the permitted allowance for a reduced setback for this site.  We are aware of the proposed widening project of SR 356 and have had multiple conversations and exchanges of information with PennDOT on this matter. We are also aware there is widening of the right of way for SR 356 proposed.  Again, based on conversations due to topographic differences PennDOT is currently anticipating all the anticipated right of way acquisition will be located on the east side of the road, opposite from this property.  This site plan currently before the Board was also provided to Eric Buchan, the PennDOT Manager for the SR 356 project.

Rec’d              Site Plan Application

Rec’d              Site Plan Filing Fee

Rec’d              Site Plans

Rec’d               BCPC Comments

Rec’d              MABT Comments

Rec’d              Bankson Engineers Comments

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