BROOKVILLE — It has been more than six weeks since the developer of the Nine Star project in Pine Creek Township submitted plans to the U. S. Corps of Engineers. Since that time there has been an exchange of information but no approval.
Brad Lashinsky, the Director of Jefferson County Economic Development and Planning, said the Corps had requested the “flagging” of a wetlands area. “We assumed they would be visiting the site,” said Lashinsky. As of last week, that had not happened.
Nine Star, based in Brockway, hopes to attract industrial and commercial customers to the area. The site is a Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone (KOEZ). The development is a 166 acre tract of land along State Route 28 in the township at the Hazen exit of I-80 at Route 28.
The water and sewer are completely finished.
Lashinsky said that once the Corps of Engineers signs-off on the project the plans will be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for final approval.
Lashinsky said earlier that there was “no real deadline” but they have tenants who “want to start development at the end of the summer.”
The next meeting of the board of commissioners will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26 in Jefferson Place, Brookville.