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New Warehouse, Office Buildings Approved by Planning Commission

Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 12:05 AM

Posted by Ron Wilshire

Plannimng commissionCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – The Clarion County Planning Commission approved several new buildings at its recent May meeting.

(PHOTO: Clarion County Planning Commission: Assistant Planner Steve Ketner; Planner Kristi Amato; Board Chairman Keith Decker; and Clarion County Commissioner Wayne Brosius.)

James Kerle was granted preliminary approval for a land development request for a proposed 16,000 sq. ft. warehouse building in Clarion Township, along with two modifications for relief of the 40-foot minimum side of building setback requirements. The new warehouse will be located across the road from Kerle Tire Company.

Joel L. Reinford and the Hilltop Roofing Supply in Porter Township were given preliminary approval for a proposed 3360 and 1104 square foot additions. The commission also gave Hilltop final approval for a 5,000 square-foot shop building already completed.

WSF Holdings, LLC, of Glenshaw, received preliminary approval for a 5,630 square-foot office building in Paint Township. The applicant is proposing to construct a new 5,630 square-foot office building on their 1.9 one-acre parcel. An existing 30-foot-wide paved excess entrance from State Route 322 will serve the development. A paved parking lot will have 39 total parking spaces, including four handicapped parking spaces and 35 parking spaces.

John J. and Nathan L. Beckwith received final approval for a 5,978 square-foot office building in Clarion Township.

The building housing the Clarion Area Agency on Aging is completed.

The Beaver Township Water and Sewer Authority was granted preliminary approval for a proposed 768 sq. ft. garage along Route 338 south of Knox.

The Nonprofit Development Corporation Inc. is proposing a new development in Clarion Township consisting of three tiny houses, each house 7.25 feet by 24.33 feet in size with a new 18-foot wide gravel alley proposed to serve the development with access from Grand Avenue Extension. The size of the buildings also includes porches. Each tiny house will have 10’ x 20’ parking spaces.

In other business:

  • Approved a letter of support from Salem Township for its multimodal transportation funds grant application of $220,000.00 to the Department of Community and Economic Development. The grant is for replacement of the Mehrten Road Bridge.
  • Approved a letter of support for the Allegheny Valley Land Trust and its $250,000.00 Grant Application to the Greenway, Trails, and Recreation for the revitalization of the Brady Tunnel.
  • Approved a letter of support for the Allegheny Valley Trail Association for a grant application for the Ritchey Run Bridge Improvement project between Clarion and Venango Counties. The $136,000.00 application is being made to the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Greenway, Trails, and Recreation Program.
  • Also attending the meeting were Keith Decker (Chairman, Beaver Township); Fred Anderson (Redbank Township); Angela Burtner (Brady Township); Eugene Metcalf (Piney Township); Roger Nulph (New Bethlehem Borough); and Tom J. Spence (Elk Township).

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