By Christine D'Antonio

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – In a 4 to 5 vote, Ross Township commissioners voted down a tentative approval to turn the old Highland Country Club into a residential neighborhood.

The proposal made by a developer would use the builder Heartland Homes to erect 300 new single family and townhomes.

The attorney representing the builder told a packed Ross Township room that all measures and even more than that required have been fulfilled.

Fierce opposition came from neighbors citing worries about traffic backups and accidents. Another concern for them was the eventual overcrowding of local elementary schools.

An attorney for the developer said he plans to take legal action and sue as all guidelines were followed.


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