Phase One of a Master Plan for Cranberry Springs, developer Gary Sippel’s large scale commercial development project at the northeast corner of I-79 and Route 228, was presented to Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors at a public hearing regarding Mr. Sippel’s application for preliminary land development and conditional use, during the Board’s October 30 meeting. A recommendation for approval had been issued at the Planning Advisory Commission’s October 7 meeting. The initial phase of the 90-acre project will be anchored by a joint UPMC-Pittsburgh Penguins training and sports medicine facility which was announced at an on-site celebration October 2. Other Phase One features will include restaurants, a hotel, and retail buildings. Motor vehicle traffic will initially approach Cranberry Springs from a new intersection with Mars Road, and eventually, also from an underpass below Route 228, beginning in Cranberry Woods at the I-79 northbound exit ramp. Extensive streetscape improvements, including water features and bicycle lanes, will follow the project’s internal roadway system. The Board will consider action on the developer’s land development and use application, as well as a related site subdivision application, on December 5. For more information, contact Cranberry Community Development Director Ron Henshaw at email@example.com.