Loyalsock Township supervisors approved several recommendations from its planning commission Tuesday night, including one project that will place 23 new duplex units in the Greenview section along Warrensville Road.
The construction, which will result in 46 single-family homes, is being undertaken by Rhodes Development Group Inc., of Lemoyne.
Lawrence M. Means, company president, told supervisors that plans call for three styles of homes to be built - a ranch, a two-story and a combination of both. The homes will range from 1,100 to just more than 2,000 square feet, he said. They tentatively are to be priced around $190,000 to $220,000.
Means said concerns about stormwater management have been met by his company. He said stormwater plans will be designed to avoid nearby wetlands.
Supervisors approved the project's land development and subdivision plan 5-0 pending approvals from the state Department of Environmental Protection and state Department of Transportation.
Means said construction is planned for September after the necessary approvals are granted.
In another housing-related matter, supervisors voted to schedule a conditional use hearing for the construction of six townhouses near Sand Hill Road and Schick Boulevard. In all, 36 individual townhouse units would be built.
According to information from the township planning commission's June 14 meeting, the townhouses would be "compatible with the area and an appropriate use for (the) area."
The conditional use hearing for the project is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 24 at the township building before the regular meeting of the supervisors.
Supervisors granted another land development and subdivision plan for a new equipment rental business at 2970 Barneys Drive, just off East Third Street before the Montoursville bridge.
Volvo Rents would offer equipment for the construction, commercial and industrial markets. The land development plan calls for an office area, wash and repair bays and 18 parking stalls.
Steven Holmes, township zoning officer, said several homes that were in poor condition were razed to make way for the business.
In other action, supervisors re-approved a temporary permit for portable classrooms outside Lycoming Valley Middle School, 1825 Hays Lane. The classrooms were placed at the school to accommodate additional students displaced from the renovation of Roosevelt Middle School.
Holmes said the extension would be the last allowed by supervisors because portable classrooms only are permitted for three years.