What is being build on 663?
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#1 May 5, 2013
What is being built on 663 in the open field just past portzer?
#2 May 5, 2013
A new development with homes and townhomes. Scheduled to have limited access on surrounding roads as of Tues.
#3 May 5, 2013
On the South side it's more warehouses just like further down. On the North side it's the Milford Village development that goes all the way down to Mill Hill Rd.
#4 May 5, 2013
I heard that it was part of St. Luke's Hospital
#5 May 6, 2013
St. Luke's is proposed for 30 acres on Portzer Rd.
Milford Village back before supervisors
New approval needed with land purchase by St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network.
September 12, 2012|By Melinda Rizzo, Special to The Morning Call
Milford Village, a proposed mixed-use development that has been in the works for years, is back before Milford Township supervisors — this time for changes that include 30 acres purchased by St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network.
Supervisors in July 2010 gave conditional approval to the 200-acre parcel that is bounded by Route 663, Mill Hill and Portzer roads, and owned by LifeQuest and Carracor LLC.
At the time, the plan called for 1,000 mostly age-restricted residential units, including a nursing home and assisted-living facility. In addition, it included 450,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.
Last year, St. Luke's purchased 30 acres in the northwest corner of Route 663 and Portzer Road from LifeQuest, saying it was running out of room at Quakertown Community Hospital. The changes require new approval.
During a recent supervisors meeting, Del Markward of Carracor LLC reviewed changes to the plan. While St. Luke's has yet to say how it will use the property, Markward said a medical center, hospital or cancer center could be part of the site.
Markward noted that some of the planned retail space is being shifted toward the northwest corner at Route 663 and Portzer Road.
Supervisors were also brought up to date on planned road improvements. Markward said he has been negotiating with the state Department of Transportation about original conditions, including plans to widen Route 663 to four lanes plus one turning lane, to add new traffic signals at Portzer Road and Commerce Drive, and to relocate Mill Hill Road, which supervisors have committed to closing off.
"There is no doubt our plan has been to reduce access to Mill Hill Road toward Quakertown, in the same way we have closed it off on the opposite side of the road," Milford Supervisor Chairman Robert Mansfield said.
The plan calls for Mill Hill Road to be rerouted through Milford Village. Homeowners on Mill Hill Road would have access via a proposed cul-de-sac
"My biggest concern is additional traffic on Mill Hill, including the traffic, which will be inevitable because of construction," resident Paul Nye said.
The timing of the public improvements depends on the phased construction of the property, township officials said.
"We don't know yet which of the phases we would begin building first," Markward said.
How the property will be serviced by public water and sewer remains unclear.
"This board has never dictated how water service is to be handled, it's up to the township's authority to make those recommendations," Milford Supervisor Chairman Robert Mansfield said.
Supervisors could vote on the changes at their next regular business meeting on Tuesday.
#6 May 6, 2013
The article above references the Northwest corner, the current construction is on the Southwest Corner. Based on the way it is being built, it appears to be a warehouse.
#7 May 6, 2013
Correct. I was commenting on "Milford's" post about St. Luke's.
#8 May 23, 2013
Walls to keep my Dad from running into RT663
#9 May 23, 2013
I believe it's a nut house to lock phillybou in.
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