He named several township roads they will take instead, adding “it’s going to be burden for us; the traffic is going to be an impact in Lower Macungie.”
Keister also said the projected traffic counts he’s seen for the development seem low. He noted a great many people over age 55 still are driving, many because they’re still working.
Sara Pandl, Lower Macungie’s planning director, agreed with Keister.
One resident in the audience questioned whether Fields at Indian Creek will remain a 55-and-older community, indicating there will be even more traffic if it does not.
Said Hunter of Upper Milford’s planning commission: “I believe federal law mandates that up to 20 percent of the homes in an age-restricted community are open to any age.”
Turoscy said his company, Lehigh Engineering, has done about a dozen age-restricted communities throughout the Lehigh Valley in the last 15 years and not one of them has ever changed its age requirements.