At the June 17 Emmaus Borough Council meeting, council unanimously approved a conditional approval that will allow Phoebe Ministries of Allentown to build an independent senior living community at the old Rodale property on South 10th Street.
The current title is Chestnut Ridge at Rodale which pays homage to Rodale’s long standing presence in the borough and also encourages a healthy lifestyle in the elderly community.
Community blood drive in memory of Wayne Leibensperger Jr. at Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown, 4 to 8 p.m. For an appointment, call Deana Leibensperger at 610-217-3155.
During the June 6 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, a land development project in Lower Macungie Township which includes a parcel in Alburtis Borough was discussed. This project already has a standing building but additional parking was needed which is where the parcel in Alburtis is being considered.
During the June 17 meeting, there was additional input about the pedestrian bridge on Cotton Street. The idea of this bridge was considered for developing connectivity and walkability which is the purpose of the bridge. It has been a long-term goal.
Residents complained about the proposed construction; others suggested the bridge should be constructed for safety reasons. It is still an issue over lack of funds. A grant was received but it does not pay for the bridge in full.
The June 11 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission involved five development projects. Two applications, Indian Creek Village and Mountain View Estates, were removed from the agenda at the applicant’s request.
The first applicant was Elk Investments. The property is five acres in the highway industrial zone. The planning commission was pleased the buildings are to the front of the property and the parking is in the side and rear in the plan.