Amish may leave Manheim Township if proposed Oregon Village development worsens traffic, expert says
April 22, 2019
MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, OR - Some Amish farmers who travel by horse and buggy in northern Manheim Township will likely move rather than tangle with heavier traffic from the proposed 75-acre Oregon Village development, an expert of Amish culture testified Monday night.
Donald Kraybill, a prominent authority on Plain sect communities, said about a dozen members of the Amish community told him traffic safety is a deep concern, particularly on back roads, if the project brings 554 dwelling units plus other high-traffic uses to their mostly agricultural area.
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