Wolf Township development moving forward

The new hotel and restaurant proposed in February for Route 220 just north of its intersection with Route 405 gave the state Department of Transportation and county transportation planners impetus to begin the traffic study now underway there.

Site development plans for a Best Western hotel, restaurant, convenience store, truck wash facility and single-family apartments on property adjoining Big Dogz Sports Bar and Restaurant have not yet been submitted by Wolf Township developer, restauranteur and rentier Carl Shultz. A height variance has been acquired for the hotel from the township. Shultz said in February that the $15 million project could bring 340 jobs to the area.

A mile west of the 220/405 intersection, new residential development will be getting underway once another developer gets some final paperwork in order.

Wolf Township supervisors recently gave final approvals for David A. Thomas, of Hughesville, to start work on his Mira Point housing development, located on 35 acres at Route 220 and Wolf Run Road.

One new road, Cela Drive, will snake through the development and connect to both 220 and Wolf Run Road.

Work can start once Thomas obtains final legal documentation, including a letter of credit to cover infrastructure improvements, according to township secretary/treasurer Melanie McCoy.

No mobile homes or double-wides will be allowed on the 34 lots, which range in size from just under a half-acre up to nearly two acres. Homes built by the eventual lot owners there will be hooked up to the Hughesville Wolf Authority’s water and sewer services.

Thomas and his wife Holly, and Larry and Jane Buck, bought the 35-acre Mira Point property for $291,650 in December 2007 from David Keiser. Keiser received it in 1993 from James Albarano, who split it out of the 250 acres he bought from the Reed family, operators of Wolfemeade Farms, for $85,000 in 1971.