Housing project, mobile app in the works for Patton Township

Plans were unveiled at the Patton Township Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday night for a new housing project, a pedestrian path at Circleville Park and a new mobile application that will service residents.

Although not available to the public yet, Patton Township Manager Doug Erickson said a new mobile app will be available to residents to report public work problems.

“It will be an easy way to report things like signs that are down or potholes,” Erickson said.

He did not reveal what the app was called, but said it would go public in the next couple weeks. It is currently being used internally until all glitches are fixed.

In addition, township engineer Brent Brubaker added that by the end of the month, a professional engineering service would be chosen to brainstorm design ideas for a bike and pedestrian path at Circleville Park.

Brubaker said the township has a $350,000 transportation fund to support the 1.2-mile path. A report from the township said the path would be along Circleville and Scotia roads from Grays Woods Boulevard to Circleville Park.

By the end of the month, Brubaker said the township will reach out to contractors about a design and will have a design recommendation in July.

He said a he hopes a final design will be completed by early next year and construction should start next summer.

Other new township projects also include the proposal of a housing development called The Reserve at Grays Woods off of Grays Woods Boulevard and adjacent to the Marywood neighborhood.

“This is the first large development in the township outside of Toftrees and Grays Woods,” Brubaker said.

Brubaker said a Washington D.C.-based developer has possession of the land to make 36 single-family homes between 2,500 and 3,000-square-feet in size.

The lot was recently used by Scott’s Landscaping, Brubaker said.

There is no known timeline at this point, Brubaker said, but explained the developer proposed the idea as a three-phase project — the first phase developing six to 10 lots first.

Brubaker said the proposal is currently under review by the township and is anticipating the proposal going to the planning commission at a meeting in July.