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College Township Council Approves Hotel Plans

by on October 09, 2017 5:00 AM

Land development plans for a new hotel on Dreibelbis Street received approval last week from College Township Council.

A 93-unit, approximately 22,000-square-foot hotel is planned for the site between Sam's Club and the Stocker auto dealerships. The name of the hotel has not been identified.

Penn Terra Engineering submitted the final land development plans to the township on Aug. 21 and they were revised in September after review by the planning commission.

The hotel, which also will include 500 square feet of meeting space and 112 parking spots, is planned to be developed on an 8.169-acre site. It will take up about 2 acres of the lot, with the rest reserved for future development.

No plans have been proposed for other development on the site, which would require land development plan approvals by council.

Access to the hotel property will be from the driveway that leads to Sam's Club off of Dreibelbis Street. Stormwater from the site will flow to the existing Walmart basin.

As part of the plans, the developer will contribute $12,847 for a future traffic signal at the intersection of Shiloh Road and Trout Road.

It's not the first time a hotel is been proposed for the site. In 2012, council approved plans for a 109-room Homewood Suites. The plan expired and the hotel was never developed.

Geoff Rushton is managing editor for Contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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