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REAL ESTATE NEWS: openings, contracts, transactions, relocations

Kirn White Developers LLC purchased an 1,840-square-foot office condominium at 2151 Linglestown Road in Susquehanna Township from Dr. Stephanie Diamond. Landmark Commercial Realty Inc. of East Pennboro Township represented the seller.

Jim Elsner leased an office suite at 298 S. Progress Ave. in Susquehanna Township for a State Farm Insurance office. High Associates Ltd. represented the tenant; Landmark Commercial Realty represented the landlord.

Three Marauders LLC bought a 2,758-square-foot office building at 2444 N. Third St. in Harrisburg from Dialysis Properties LP. Prudential Realty represented the buyer; Landmark Commercial Realty represented the seller.

Tracy Beam and Eric Farr bought The Railroad House country inn at 280 W. Front St. in Marietta.

B2B Baseball & Softball Academy opened at 662 Ditz Drive in Penn Township, Lancaster County. This facility will provide lessons, practices, games, league play and tournaments. The baseball field is turfed with a grass field and can have bases 90 feet apart from each other. The field is enclosed with netting, which allows players to “grip it and rip it” with real baseballs.

Prudential Homesale Services Group relocated its Lebanon office to a two-story building at 1402 Quentin Road. The 3,928-square-foot facility includes a finished basement training room. General contractor Greg Slaugh improved the look and infrastructure of the site; interior decorating was done by Buck Furniture. Improvements cost approximately $100,000.

The Quandel Group Inc. of Lower Paxton Township is renovating the 21,309-square-foot John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Scranton School District and expanding it by 20,040 square feet. The project includes renovating the library, multi-purpose room, kitchen, elevator, 20 classrooms, four resource rooms, a computer classroom, a health suite and the administration area. Other renovations include asbestos abatement, demolition, new MEP systems, replacement of windowed walls with new brick façade and interior finishes. The expansion includes mat slab and foundations, steel framing, and brick exterior with interior finishes. Completion is scheduled for June.
Keystruct Construction Inc. of Manchester Township signed a contract to build a 6,394-square-foot, single-story, design/build classroom addition to Montessori Academy of Lancaster. The construction will be an educational experience for students. They will document progress and go outside to ask questions about the construction industry and the trades involved. Before visiting the job site, Keystruct will hold a class on the importance of working safely.

Lobar Inc. of Dillsburg constructed the 110,000-square-foot Hamburg Elementary School on 16 acres in Tilden Township, Berks County, for Hamburg Area School District. The project included demolition of the 100-year-old, 30,000-square-foot previous school building.

Lobar worked on three buildings for Troy Area School District in Bradford County. The projects included site work grading and parking lots; renovations and additions to the auditorium in the commons building; renovations and an administrative addition to the high school; and windows and entrances, interior finishes, ceilings and finish on the gym floor at the middle school.
Lobar completed renovations, additions to the vestibules and administrative space, and new bus loops at Nancy Grayson and James Burd elementary schools in Shippensburg Area School District.

Lobar renovated and upgraded a security entrance, including the addition of guard shacks, an electrical/communications building, and an auxiliary building from the U.S. Army Engineering & Support Center at Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin County.

Lobar renovated 32,000 square feet of space and added 16,500 square feet of space to the one-story South West Elementary School in Lebanon School District.

Lobar renovated a three-story former manufacturing facility at 31 N. Pershing Ave. into school district office space for York City School District. The project received LEED Silver certification.

Lobar renovated 52,044 square feet of space at Riverside Elementary School in Elmira City School District in New York. The project included demolition of some of the building and additions of a classroom and library. Site work included replacement of basketball courts and playground equipment.

Warfel Construction Co. of East Hempfield Township signed a $6.9 million contract to build a Fairfield Inn & Suites at McFarlan Road and East Baltimore Pike near Kennett Square in Chester County. The 60,900-square-foot, four-story hotel will have 109 guest rooms, including 43 suites; an indoor pool; whirlpool; fitness center; 24-hour business center; high-speed wired and wireless Internet; and a 24-hour “market” that will sell food, beverages and sundries. The suites will include entertainment walls with 32-inch TVs; stereo and CD systems; separate living, working and sleeping areas, mini refrigerators and microwave ovens. Bernardon Haber Halloway Architects of Kennett Square is the project architect. Construction is scheduled for completion next summer.


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