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Owner needs permit to add apartments to Triangle Tavern site

300 Shiffler Avenue in Loyalsock Township, the former Triangle Tavern. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

Loyalsock Township supervisors recently held a conditional-use hearing for the former Triangle Tavern property at 300 Shiffler Ave., a property that the owner intends to raze in order to build a three-story structure, with a retail national chain store at ground level and up to 10 apartments in the second and third floors, officials said.

Lake Randall, of Mid-Penn Engineering, represented Harkness Real Estate Partners, the applicant.

The applicant is seeking use approval for 10 one-bedroom apartments.

The first floor is permitted for use as a retail space — the company proposed to fill it has yet to be named, and the supervisors have requested it be disclosed at an upcoming meeting.

Supervisors were presented with a site plan, building renderings and floor plans.

If conditional use is granted by the board in the near future the applicant would need to submit a more detailed plan for the land development of this property.

The parking required is 48 spaces, with a total proposed 36 spaces, which made the project 12 spaces short.

Current parking is 38 spaces, and the applicant is proposed two less than what exists.

Owner of the land is TW Real Estate, of Lewisburg, while the developer is Harkness Real Estate Partners.

The applicant proposes to reconstruct all sidewalks and related accessibility areas to meet codes; resurface the parking lot; upgrade utility services; provide building and site lighting to meet township requirements; collect refuse; line paint and re-stripe all parking stalls; provide signage and install traffic control signage in compliance with the township ordinance.

The applicant has submitted the project to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for refinement or closure access as needed for safety.

Bob Kane, representing Keystone Furniture Restoration, 1500 block of Washington Boulevard, noted he was in favor of the project as did owners from Colony Classics.

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