Limerick supervisors like new look for 30-acre Limerick Town Center project

Limerick supervisors were presented with this slide Tuesday night to show how the developers of Limerick Town Center would like to re-arrange the townhouse portion of their project.
Limerick supervisors were presented with this slide Tuesday night to show how the developers of Limerick Town Center would like to re-arrange the townhouse portion of their project. Evan Brandt — Digital First Media
This sketch plan shows the layout for the proposed Limerick Town Center project, with the senior housing units at the center and right, the three commercial buildings along Ridge Pike and the previous design for the 160 townhomes to the north, along Swamp Pike.
This sketch plan shows the layout for the proposed Limerick Town Center project, with the senior housing units at the center and right, the three commercial buildings along Ridge Pike and the previous design for the 160 townhomes to the north, along Swamp Pike. Digital First Media File Photo

LIMERICK >> Township supervisors voiced support Tuesday for changes made to the plan for the project known as Limerick Town Center, located on 30 acres at the intersection of Ridge Pike, Lewis Road and Swamp Pike.

The project calls for a large 308-unit senior living facility at the center, 160 townhomes and at least three commercial, retail buildings along Ridge Pike totaling 52,296 square feet buildings along Ridge Pike.

The project also calls for a re-alignment and extension of Lewis Road into a traffic circle for the new intersection of Ridge Pike, Swamp Pike and Lewis.

But it was only the townhomes on the agenda for discussion Tuesday. The developers, Ridge-Swamp Associates LLP had, after getting input from the supervisors two weeks ago, re-arranged the townhomes to make the arrangement less linear.

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The change allowed for larger two-car garages on some models all of which reduced any potential parking problems.

The developers also reduced to one the entrances off Swamp Pike.

“I like this layout better, it’s better flow for the people who live there. I like how they broke it up,” said Supervisor Ken Sperring.

Attorney Robert Brant, who is representing the developers said this is the configuration they will bring to the planning commission on June 28.

However, warned Township Manager Dan Kerr, “this new arrangement still has not been engineered and vetted by PennDOT, so it may change again.”

The first phase of the project to be built will be the senior living building, followed by townhouses and then finally, the commercial, said Brant.