Despite Pandemic, Lower Gwynedd Development Flourishes
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was originally published in 2008 then updated on May 12, 2021, in The Reporter. Due to my error, it is an out-of-date feature. I apologize for this editorial error and any confusion as this development was completed 15 years ago. Please direct any questions to the editor. Thank you for your understanding.
Despite the pandemic, development in Lower Gwynedd Township continues to thrive, writes Bradley Schlegel for The Reporter.
The second phase of The Villages at Trewellyn, the 91-unit development, is expected to begin soon.
According to Township Manager Larry Comunale, Plymouth Meeting-based David Cutler Group has so far sold all of the single homes in the community.
“Lower Gwynedd is an address that’s in demand,” said Comunale.
The first phase of the project that includes a combination of single-family and townhouses is almost complete.
The land development plan was originally submitted in 2004 and approved two years later. This included a slight widening of Route 309 and a walking trail that links the community with Trewellyn Estates.
In addition, a cluster development ordinance made it possible to preserve expansive plots of open space around the development.
“We try very hard to encourage clustering, especially from an economic standpoint,” said Comunale.
And while no further residential developments have yet been formally proposed, several commercial and industrial projects have been presented to the board of supervisors.
These include a large research facility that would be constructed by Johnson & Johnson and a stadium proposed by Gwynedd-Mercy College.
Read more about the development in The Reporter.
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