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RV Park Developer to Meet With Neighbors First

November 11, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

An applicant seeking to operate a campground in Robeson Township south of Reading, Pa., withdrew his request for a variance just hours before a zoning hearing on the matter, according to the Reading Eagle.

The campground would have been in a residential zone, and neighbors worried that the facility would create noise and fill the area with smoke from campfires.

Developer John Scalia pulled the application for the 69-acre parcel off Weaver Road on Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 10).

Scalia would need a variance to operate the commercial facility. A hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday night.

Mark Koch, Scalia’s attorney, said his client wants to meet with neighbors to get a better sense of their concerns. Withdrawing the request for a hearing does not prevent Scalia from reapplying, Koch said.

Previously, Scalia said he wants to create a campground featuring cabins and tents in a resort-type atmosphere with volleyball courts and a fishing pond.

He also said there would be a one-acre buffer between the campground and neighboring homes.

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