Downtown Carlisle Businesses Welcome Urban Redevelopment Initiative

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Cumberland County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Cumberland County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When new development projects surface, the logical question for surrounding business owners is: How will this affect my business?

Downtown Carlisle business owners are optimistic when asked the same question about the borough’s highly anticipated urban redevelopment plan.

If the right balance of businesses and residences land on the three large abandoned industrial sites targeted for redevelopment in the borough’s northwest quadrant, there should be more than enough room for existing and new businesses not only to coexist, but to mutually benefit each other, Carlisle proprietors said.

“I’m on the fence. I’d love to have that [part of Carlisle] built up, because Carlisle has no more room for building extra tax revenue [downtown],” said John Bogonis, who owns the Carlisle Bakery at 35 S. Hanover St. with his wife Nadeen. “I want to see how they plan on getting people from [the development site] to here.”

Read more: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/09/downtown_carlisle_businesses_w.html#incart_m-rpt-2

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West Donegal Site Competes For $150 Million Project

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With a big economic fish eyeing a move to the Conewago Industrial Park, local officials are deploying tax incentives to help land it.

An unidentified company that might build a fulfillment center costing as much as $150 million and bringing “hundreds of jobs” to the area has put the West Donegal industrial park among its top possible locations.

To make the industrial park just west of Elizabethtown more attractive, school and township officials have agreed to ease taxes on any new construction on a 160-acre parcel of land.

The new facility, which might eventually comprise 1 million-square feet, could be the second large distribution center being considered for Lancaster County. Urban Outfitters is looking at a similar-sized center in Salisbury Township.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/896179_West-Donegal-site-competes-for–150-million-project.html#ixzz2fLtCPdzJ

Then & Now: York’s Northwest Triangle Beginning To Take Shape

This aerial view shows York, Pa.’s, Northwest Triangle before site work cleared the Ohio Blenders silos and other buildings along Beaver Street. In recent months, the area in and around the redevelopment area has generated some news. A two-screen movie theater plans to move in. The Thos. Somerville Co. building, across from the stadium, is getting new tenants. York County Regional Charter School continues to add classes and a brand new playground. Also of interest: Map explains York, Pa.’s $50 million Northwest Triangle redevelopment area.

Read more: http://www.yorkblog.com/yorktownsquare/2013/09/03/then-now-yorks-northwest-triangle-beginning-to-take-shape/