Upper Providence reviews Gambone plans for 49 homes

By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys

21st Century Media

UPPER PROVIDENCE — A former greenhouse property is one step closer to becoming the latest residential develpment by The Gambone Group.

After a recent public hearing, the township supervisors approved a zoning map amendment for the two adjacent lots at 615 Egypt Road and 720 Hollow Road.

Attorney Ed Mullin described the relief sought by the applicant is to change the zoning from R-1 non-conforming use to R-3 residential. Proposed are 49 single-family homes on 12.35 acres. Mullin said the applicant agrees to all design guidelines identified by Township Planner Geoff Grace.


Peters Way resident Neil Hartenstein gave his support of the new development that would border his neighborhood. During a planning commission meeting, the developer stated concerns raised by Hartenstein’s community would be taken into consideration.

After Hartenstein and his neighbors met with Mr. Gambone last November, the development’s plans were updated before a community letter of support was sent to the builder.

Hartenstein told the supervisors, “we look forward to working with them in the future.”