Construction is well under way on a massive housing development coined “the Highlands at Archbald” spanning nearly 500 acres that officials say has the potential to increase the borough’s population by up to 15 percent.
When all is said and done, developer Ken Powell said between 800 and 1,200 units, ranging from one- and two-story town homes, luxury town homes and single-family dwellings, will be constructed near Valley View schools on Columbus Drive in Archbald. The project, he said, is still in its early stages, with about 15 units built so far. Construction will be ongoing for the next 10 to 15 years.
A large crowd was on hand Thursday for the rededication of the Historic Columbia Market House, which recently underwent improvements to its roof, exterior and heating and electrical systems.
Speakers included Mayor Leo Lutz, Borough Manager Norm Meiskey, Borough Council President Mary Wickenheiser, Columbia Historic Market House Trust Chairman Dave Rupp, Turkey Hill Vice President John Cox and Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Leaman.
Lancaster General Health is constructing a new $44 million cancer center in East Hempfield Township. The new center is projected to open by the spring of 2013.
The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Center will be a two-story 70,000 square-foot building and feature a radiation wing, infusion therapy and chemotherapy suites, a conference and education center and a healing garden. The idea behind the center is to offer Lancaster County residents
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world-class cancer treatment without having to drive to Philadelphia or Baltimore.
The cancer center will be at the southern end of the 125-acre Suburban Health Campus near the intersection of Rohrerstown Road and Harrisburg Pike.