• McCandless council approves plans to develop vacant property


    MCCANDLESS, Pa. - In a unanimous vote, McCandless council members have amended the zoning code that would allow for a senior living facility to be built on vacant property on Blazier Drive.

    Trader Horn closed in 2015 and previous plans for a Walmart were rejected by residents.

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    The developer told Channel 11 the plan is to not only build the facility, but to also add more to the property.

    "I think recognizing what happened previously with the Walmart, it was very important to us to get a positive response when we presented our sketch plan and development plans to the public to receive that positive feedback," said Michael Hudek, with Continental Real Estate companies.


    The plan is to also add retail shops.

    "As we have gone through the process and gotten to know the folks in McCandless, and with the public support, we move forward and we are very appreciative," Hudek said.

    Construction is slated to start this fall.

    The next step for the developers is to make artist renderings that they can then present to the planning board.


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