Developer Gary Sippel’s application for Phase One land development of Cranberry Springs – a large scale commercial development project at the northeast corner of I-79 and Route 228 – received final approval from Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors at their January 30 meeting. A recommendation for approval had been received from the Planning Advisory Commission in October. The initial 11 acre Phase of the 90-acre project will focus on the 126,000 square foot UPMC-Pittsburgh Penguins training and sports medicine facility which was announced at an on-site celebration October 2. Later Phase features will include restaurants, a hotel, and retail buildings. Motor vehicle traffic will initially approach the development from a widened Cranberry Springs Road at a new intersection with Mars Road. Eventually, an underpass below Route 228, beginning in Cranberry Woods at the I-79 northbound exit ramp, will be added as well. Extensive streetscape improvements, including water features and bicycle lanes, will follow the project’s internal roadway system. For more information, contact Cranberry Community Development Director Ron Henshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.