At long last, the board of supervisors will review a proposal for a townhouse development at the Newtown Swim Club site Wednesday.
The review has been delayed several months at the request of the applicant.
Fifty-six townhouses are proposed for the Newtown Swim Club property once it closes after this summer. The developer, County Builders, had previously filed an application for a 56-pad trailer park.
However, the trailer park proposal was met with an uproar of dissent from neighboring residents, who said such a development would jeopardize property values in the Headley, Wiltshire Walk and Raintree communities, among others.
In response to the residents’ concerns, the township supervisors in April agreed to a series of parameters set forth by County Builders to construct townhomes instead of a mobile home park on the property.
Recently, some members of the community have pushed for the township to work to save the swim club and operate it as a public facility, but that idea was shut down after officials said it would not be fiscally responsible.