Board also OK's plans for used-car lot in Ulster
At its meeting this week, the Bradford County Planning Commission approved plans for a used-car lot along U.S. Route 220 in Ulster Township and heard a presentation on a proposed compressor station in West Burlington Township.
Penn Virginia Resource (PVR) Partners L.P. is proposing to construct the compressor station off of Allen Meadow Road (SR 3017).
The facility would include three compressors in an enclosed building, measuring 110 feet by 150 feet, said Nick Bryan, an environmental project manager with PVR Partners.
The station would be a 10-acre development on land owned by Gary and Kay West, according to the county planning department. The station would be constructed on a 6.04-acre pad.
PVR is also proposing to construct an additional building at the site in the future, which would contain up to four more compressors, Bryan said. However, it has not yet been determined whether the additional building will be constructed, he said.
PVR has acquired an existing compressor station 400 feet away from the proposed compressor station, Bryan said. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.'s 300 Line is located between the existing station and the site of the proposed station.
PVR acquired the existing station when it bought Chief Gathering LLC.
Measures to limit the noise at the proposed compressor station would be implemented, including extra insulation in the building and additional noise reduction measures for the compression equipment itself, according to PVR.
There would be an employee doing maintenance at the facility during business hours.
There would be chain-link fencing around the entire perimeter of the station, Bryan said.
The Planning Commission has not yet approved the construction of the compressor station, because the commission's engineer is still reviewing the plans.
PVR still needs a number of state permits for the project, including a highway occupancy permit.
The planning commission on Tuesday approved a minor land development application for the used-car lot, pending receipt of comments on the plans for the lot from the Ulster Township supervisors.
The supervisors have 30 days to review the plans and make comments about it to the county's planning department.
The used-car lot would include a 4,800 square-foot parking area and a 160 square-foot building where paperwork would be done related to the car sales, said Sarah Reichard, county planner.
Access to the car lot would be off an existing driveway that begins at Route 220, she said.
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