South Strabane housing continues in earth-moving stage

Rick Shrum

Massive amounts of earth are being moved near the intersection of Route 19 and Racetrack Road in South Strabane Township. It’s a hilly, 55 ½-acre tract scheduled to be home to 145 homes.

Work on the Burkett Manor residential project has been ongoing since early summer. The owner/developer, PA Finance II LLC of Myrtle Beach, S.C., plans to construct 102 patio homes and 43 town homes on that vacant property, which is south of Burkett Lane and east of Route 19 (Washington Road).

The tract also is southeast of the Park Place at the Meadow Lands retail-residential development.

This will be an age-targeted, single-family home community. In other words, “think empty-nesters,” said Brandon Stanick, South Strabane’s township manager. “There’s no age restriction for the empty-nesters demographic.”

Stanick said the property was rezoned from C-2 (commercial) to R-4 (residential). Township supervisors gave final Planned Residential Development approval in mid-2021.

(PRD, by definition, is a zoning mechanism that allows flexibility in grouping, placement, size and use of structures on a fairly large tract. It is developed as a single entity, using a public process that incorporates design review.)

Stanick said the housing community will have numerous amenities: two pickleball courts, a 20-by-40-foot pavilion, a firepit, three parklets, two walking trails and sidewalks on both sides of the street.

A representative of PA Finance II LLC did not respond to a request for further information.