Susquehanna Union Green is a planned pedestrian-oriented town center and Traditional Neighborhood Development. It was envisioned to create a community focal point for Susquehanna Township, with a mix of public greens, commercial/retail spaces, a neighborhood grocery, a hotel, and homes and apartments.
The earliest known records indicate that the property was named “Union Green” after its initial conveyance by the proprietors of the Commonwealth. To honor this legacy and the history of Susquehanna Township, the ancient name has been bestowed on the new community.
Community dialogue has driven the planning process for Susquehanna Union Green. The result is a master plan with over 19 acres of green space (nearly one-third of the overall site); 26 commercial/retail buildings; a hotel with 110 rooms; a senior-living community; and 31 single-family homes.
The heart of Susquehanna Union Green is the 19+ acres of green space, and especially the Central Green. Located in the heart of the town center, the Central Green will be the scene of community programming, such as outdoor movies, yoga on the lawn, food truck festivals, and ice skating (in the winter months).
Located at the vital intersection of Progress Avenue and Linglestown Road in Susquehanna Township, this tract is an infill site developed on all sides. All utilities are available onsite via existing infrastructure. The traffic volume is 20,000+ AADT on Linglestown Road (PA 39) and 13,500+ AADT on Progress Avenue. It is located on an existing CAT public transit route. It is not located in a floodplain. The artful site design makes use of the natural topography to protect ecologically sensitive areas.
On February 23, 2017, Susquehanna Township enacted a new zoning district, titled Traditional Neighborhood Development, and rezoned this site to TND-1. The zoning district utilizes a Form-Based Code.
On October 31, 2017, Susquehanna Township Planning Commission held a hearing on the Preliminary Subdivision & Land Development Plan for Susquehanna Union Green.
Vartan Group, Inc. is the developer. The landscape architect is LaQuatra Bonci Associates. The site/civil engineer is Raudenbush Engineering. The transportation engineer is TPD. The project architect is Tono Architects.
Information on the new zoning district is available on the Township website:
Ordinance 17-04 (Zoning Ordinance)
Ordinance 17-05 (Subdivision and Land Development Plan Ordinance)
Traditional Neighborhood Development Fact Sheet