The Dover Project

Sponsored By
York Habitat For Humanity

(717) 854-6168
(717) 854-1970 fax
Email:yhfh@yorkhabitat.org
595 W Market Street, York PA 17405
Mail: PO Box 826, York PA 17405


News Release - April 2, 2004

Plot Plan
2004 Build-A-Thon House and Floor Layout Designs
More Facts About The Dover Project Photos

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Charles Lane, Dover Dedication & Celebration

Join us in celebrating the completion of the first three homes of Spring Valley Manor II. York Habitat's

“Field of Dreams

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When: Saturday, August 21, 2004
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: 80 Charles Lane, Dover

Open House and Refreshments to follow

This celebration will include a brief service at the properties, followed by a house tour, and light refreshments.

For more information call the
York Habitat office at 854-
6168.

Spring Valley Manor

A 6.5 acre farm was donated to the York Habitat For Humanity. On that site, YHH will be building 16 Habitat houses over the next several years as approvals are given by the various government agencies. The farm is located in Dover borough, just off Butter Road. The development has been named Spring Valley Manor.

The site will be composed of two cul-de-sacs, each with eight houses built along them. Separating them is a wetland area. The project consists of two major phases. Phase 1 houses will be built along an extended Charles Lane on the west side and Phase 2 houses will be built along an extended Allen Lane on the east side.


Phase 1:
Houses #1, 2 and 3 will be built in a July, 2004 Community Build-A-Thon. The houses will be completed in 4 weeks.

House #4 will be built by Dover area churches, much like the N. Broad Street Project built by 35 York area churches in 2003. That project‘s name is Building On Faith 2004 and will start in September, 2004 and is planned for completion in 8 weeks. Currently 24 Faith Communities are considering their involvement in this project.

House #5 will be built by Youth United in April, 2005.

Houses #6 through 16 are still in the governmental approval process. However plans are now underway for houses 6 through 8.
Houses #6 and 7 will be built at a Build-A-Thon 2005 in July, 2005.
House #8 will be built at as a Building on Faith 2005 project in September, 2005.

At this point, Phase I of the project will then be complete.

Directions from the south:
Proceed north on PA Route 74 through the Dover square. Approximately 0.2 miles beyond the square, turn right on Butter Road. Proceed northeast for approximately 0.2 miles to Allen Road on the left.
Directions from the north:
Proceed south on PA Route 74 to approximately 0.2 miles before the Dover square. Turn left on Butter Road. Proceed northeast for approximately 0.2 miles to Allen Road on the left.
Phase 1- Charles Lane:
Turn left on Allen Lane, travel one short block, then turn left on Rachael Road. Proceed to the second street , turn right on Charles Lane and proceed to the end of the street. Charles Lane will be extended, culminating in the first cul-de-sac.

Click for a panorama view of Phase 1 - Charles Lane
View of Phase 1 - Charles Lane


Phase 2 - Allen Lane:
Turn left on Allen Lane and continue to the end. Allen Lane will be extended, culminating in the second cul-de-sac.

Click for a panorama view of Phase 2 - Allen Lane
View of Phase 2 - Allen Lane


Statistics - Dover Project
  • Land was donated by Charles and Mary Jane Downs (2001)
  • Tract of land includes 6.5 acres
  • Donated land was appraised at $275,000
  • Habitat will construct 16 houses surrounding 2 cul-de-sacs
  • The project will take place in two phases, the second beginning in 2007


Dover Homes

  • First three homes will be started in July 2004 with a one week "blitz build"
  • Based on family size, three four or five bedroom homes will be built
  • Homes will be simple, affordable and comparable to the neighborhood
  • Homes will be valued at $90,000 to $100,000

Why Build Low-income Homes in Dover

  • There is a need in Dover!!!!!
  • 150 Dover families live below the poverty level
  • 15.5% of single mother households live in poverty
  • 20% of single mother households with children under 5 live in poverty
  • http://ydr.com/files/db/88.pdf






Links:

York Habitat For Humanity.

"Building On Faith 2003" Project-N. Broad Street, York

Habitat For Humanity International



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