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Granite Lake and Reserve at Rock Creek: New Housing Developments Underway in Gettysburg

Granite Lake, a new subdivision featuring single-family homes and townhouses, received conditional approval from the Straban Township Board of Supervisors. This development is situated behind the Giant Food Store at Gettysburg Marketplace. The subdivision will encompass 256 units, predominantly single-family homes, centered around an existing lake and accessed via an expanded Natural Springs Road. A lone home already on the site will be integrated into the subdivision, including connections to its water and sewer systems.

Construction is set to begin with 60 homes as part of the project’s first phase, engineered by PennTerra Engineering. The detailed plans are available at the Straban Township Office. Logging at the site is postponed until October due to habitat protection regulations for a specific species of bat, as stated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

The approval process for Granite Lake has been lengthy, with similar plans discussed over a decade ago. Approval conditions include adherence to state and local regulations regarding infrastructure like lighting and signage. Final approval is contingent on meeting several regulatory requirements including those from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and local sewer and water authorities.

Additionally, another development, the Reserve at Rock Creek, is underway nearby. This project, by Metropolitan Commercial Development, LLC, features 226 luxury apartment units, retail spaces including a potential ALDI grocery store, and amenities like a clubhouse and pool. The development will also involve modifications to Camp Letterman Drive to improve access.


Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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