REAL ESTATE NEWS: openings, contracts, transactions, relocations
Barton Education of York completed design services to replace a main central plant chiller at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster because of the chiller’s inefficiencies and age. The new chiller provides more reliable service at a reduced cost. Barton Education is a division of Barton Associates Inc., a consulting-engineering firm also based in York.
Barton Education signed a contract for mechanical and electrical design services to replace the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system at Carlisle Area School District’s 33,000-square-foot LeTort Elementary School. The new system will provide greater energy efficiency, comfort and controllability.
Barton Healthcare of York completed design services for a single-story, 4,000-square-foot wound-care center for Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. The facility will include hyperbaric chambers, exam and treatment rooms, support spaces and administrative offices. Barton Healthcare is another division of Barton Associates.
Members 1st Federal Credit Union of Lower Allen Township opened branches at the entrance to Carlisle Crossing Shopping Center in South Middleton Township and at 1680 Baltimore Pike in West Manheim Township, near Hanover. The branches include lobby and drive-through service, coin counters, drive-up automated-teller machines and safe-deposit boxes.
The U.S. Small Business Administration re-commissioned its Harrisburg branch office at 2601 N. Third St. in Harrisburg.
Richelle L. Walk purchased a property at 4812 Jonestown Road in Lower Paxton Township to relocate her specialty jewelry and goldsmith shop, Richelle Leigh Collections, there from Montoursville, Lycoming County. NAI CIR of Wormleysburg handled the transaction.
M Three Properties purchased an office building at 27 S. 34th St. in Camp Hill. Affiliate law firm Schmidt Kramer PC of Harrisburg will lease part of the building. NAI CIR represented the buyer; Re/Max Delta Group represented the seller.
Avear Group LLC leased office space at 25 N. Front St. in Harrisburg from the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts Inc. Campbell Commercial Real Estate Inc. of Lemoyne represented both parties.
Reynolds Consulting Engineers of Harrisburg signed a deal with EI Associates to provide LEED prerequisite, building-commissioning services for York City School District’s Lindbergh Avenue School project. The $3.2 million project will convert the former district administration building into an alternative-education facility.
Reynolds Consulting Engineers signed a contract with Pennsbury School District to provide LEED prerequisite, building-commissioning services for the Makefield Elementary School project. The $13 million project includes 68,000 square feet of renovations, a cafeteria and a library addition.
Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects of York completed a $12 million renovation to the Smith Theater and McCuan Building at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md. The project included renovation of the 400-seat theater, administration offices and instructional space for the media arts program, including video editing areas, dedicated control rooms, an animation and graphics suite, server room, storage space, tape/DVD archive storage area and instructional TV studios.
Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects completed design work for a student-center renovation at Penn State York. The project will update a 1,000-square-foot area with new lighting, flooring, wall coverings and furniture to create a cyber café.
Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects signed a contract with York Preservation Partners to design the adaptive reuse of two buildings at 900 S. George St. in York into residential condominiums.