Last evening we went before the South Middleton Township Planning Commission for the second time seeking approval of the Land Development Plans for our Spring Garden Campus. Now that we have our storm water permit in hand from Pennsylvania DEP, I’m very pleased to report that our Land Development Plans were unanimously approved last night, with no questions and minimal discussion!
Our next and final step in this permitting journey related to our site Land Development Plans, will be to go before the South Middleton Township Board of Supervisors for their approval. To that end, we anticipate being on the SMT Supervisors Meeting Agenda on July 12, 2018.
Meanwhile we’re finalizing all of the building related drawings and anticipate submitting them for state and local building code, and PA Department of Labor & Industry code, reviews in July. Construction of the building itself cannot commence until all of these code reviews take place and the building plans are approved.
However, once our Land Development Plans are approved in total and recorded with Cumberland County we can file for our building permit to begin all of the site earthwork and grading, utilities installation, construction of East Baltimore Street and construction of the building foundations. Thus we remain on schedule for our site construction to begin in late August – early September. By the time our site construction nears completion we anticipate receiving our building permit for the building itself so that a continuous flow of overall construction (winter weather permitting of course) can occur.
THANK YOU for your ongoing prayer support as God continues to lead and bless us, and this permitting journey nears its conclusion!