REAL ESTATE NEWS: openings, contracts, transactions, relocations
S&J Performance, which specializes in servicing Chrysler and Jeep vehicles, leased space at 1100 Newville Road in North Middletown Township. S&J is scheduled to open in April. Wolfe and Shearer Realtors of Carlisle represented both parties.
Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists-East opened a physical-therapy center at 1750 Fifth Ave. in Spring Garden Township. The facility offers general orthopedics and the McKenzie approach to treat spine disorders. Drayer Physical Therapy Institute manages the center. Drayer's Shrewsbury location will relocate to 781 Far Hills Drive in Hopewell Township by the end of April. That location's services include general orthopedics, Mulligan mobilizations and strain/counter-strain techniques. Facilities also opened in Carnegie, Allegheny County; Bel Air, Md.; and Richmond, Ky.
James Craft & Son Inc. of Newberry Township signed a $6.2 million plumbing, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning contract for two five-story dormitories and a dining facility at York College.
K&W Engineers and Consultants of Swatara Township received a contract from Crabtree Rohrbaugh Associates to provide site- and civil-engineering services for a roughly 220,000-square-foot high school in Dallas School District in Luzerne County. The project includes campus master planning, site- and stormwater-management improvements, and designs to maintain existing high school operations while the new school and associated improvements are constructed. The estimated construction cost is $43 million. Construction is anticipated to begin in November and end in fall 2010.
Lung, Asthma and Sleep Associates leased 1,769 square feet of medical office space at 1497 S. Queen St. in Spring Garden Township for five years. Rock Commercial Real Estate of York represented the landlord and the tenant.
Tourgee & Associates Inc. leased 18,000 square feet of office space at 1010 Plymouth Road in York for three years. Rock Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord.
Pen-Mar Recycle Co. purchased a five-acre industrial property at 14 Onion Blvd. in Shrewsbury. The company processes steel and non-ferrous metals. Springwood Commercial Realty of York County represented the seller.
Bumble Bee Hollow Ltd., a De Souza Brown company, purchased 62.8 acres of land in Upper Allen Township from Bumble Bee Hollow Golf Inc. Mid-Atlantic Realty Inc. represented the seller, and Lawyers Realty of Lemoyne represented the buyer.
1004 Willow Street Pike LLC purchased a 3,916-square-foot retail building at 6110 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg from Wu Chon Ho. Lawyers Realty represented the seller and the buyer.
Rock Creek Hospitality of Olney, Md., selected High Construction Co. to build an 82,000-square-foot, six-story Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Wyomissing. Greenfield Architects Ltd. of Lancaster designed the 135-room hotel. Construction will commence in April 2008 and will be completed in May 2009.
Arro, an engineering and environmental-consulting firm, received two projects from York County municipalities and four projects from Lancaster. In Fairview Township, the firm was appointed township engineer; the business will help the township administer engineering functions and verify compliance with the township's regulations. In Spring Grove, ARRO was named wastewater engineer; the firm will help operate and maintain the borough's wastewater-treatment facility, as well as the collection and conveyance system. In Lancaster, the company will complete a pavement-management study of 100 miles of city streets and 18.8 miles of state highways in the city, improve the designs of Lancaster Square and Buchanan Park wading pool, and evaluate the electrical systems at Lancaster Square and Penn Square.
Titan Construction of Lower Paxton Township started to construct a 44,000-square- foot warehouse at Stoneridge Commerce Park on AIP Drive in Lower Swatara Township for AIS Property Management.
Titan Construction completed construction of an 11,000-square-foot tenant fit-out at 120 Hamm Drive in Lewisburg, Union County, for Bucknell University's alumni-relations expansion project.
The Pennsylvania School of the Arts will open a dance school in 2,400 square feet of space it leased in the former Kitner & Cook Appliance store at 35 S. Hanover St. in Carlisle. The school plans an early April opening. NAI CIR of Wormleysburg represented the property owner, Hatting Properties, and the school.
CT Corp., a legal-services provider, will relocate its downtown Harrisburg office to a 1,539-square-foot suite it leased at 116 Pine St. in Harrisburg. NAI CIR represented CT and property owner The Vartan Group.