Before the unanimous vote, Maureen Sweeney, attorney for Cranberry developer Don Rodgers, asked the supervisors to deny the plans for Hereford & Hops because the company did not propose a direct service road connection between Rodgers' property to the east and Cranberry Woods Drive to the west.
thought the connection should be required regardless of cost.His
attorneys argued that building the connection would be good planning and would relieve traffic congestion on Route 228 by providing an east-west alternative parallel to the highway.
The connection would benefit Rodgers
because his Route 228 Commercial Center
, previously known as Knockout Development, is next door.
Plans call for Hereford & Hops
to be built on six acres on the south side of Route 228.
The restaurant's entrance will be a right-in-only ramp from Route 228, and its exit will be through nearby Kristoffer Drive.The master plan for Cranberry
Woods office park, which is south of the Hereford & Hops
site, shows a direct connection between Cranberry Woods Drive and Kristoffer eventually being built, but it would be south of the service road that Rodgers
wanted to see extended.