Redeveloped Lower Allen Commons sells final piece

Paula Wolf//December 16, 2022

Redeveloped Lower Allen Commons sells final piece

Paula Wolf//December 16, 2022

Lower Allen Commons
Lower Allen Commons. PHOTO/PROVIDED

A 17,500-square-foot retail building has sold for $10 million in the final transaction in the redevelopment of Lower Allen Commons, previously anchored by a Bon-Ton department store.

Campbell Commercial Real Estate Inc. and Lower Allen Township Development Authority announced the news Wednesday. Records show the purchase was made by FJH Aramingo LP, based in Moosic, which was first reported by BizNewsPA. The building just sold is now home to Trader Joe’s (the first Trader Joe’s in central Pennsylvania), Sport Clips, Apricot Lane Boutique and The Good Feet Store.

The development authority purchased the tract when Bon-Ton went bankrupt in 2019, and created a land condominium that included the existing Bonefish Grill and Texas Roadhouse restaurants.

The redevelopment did not use tax dollars, although completing the project during COVID-19 shutdowns and supply chain issues “was not an easy task,” a release said.

Off Route 15, the Cumberland County shopping center project was a collaboration among the development authority; Campbell Commercial; the Lower Allen Township Board of Commissioners; Third Mountain Consulting LLC; KD3 design Studio Inc.; Eastern PCM; BL Cos.; York Excavating; Wagman Construction; Ames Construction; Leer Electrical; and F&M Trust.

Lower Allen Commons also includes a SpringHill Suites by Marriott, opened in October by Springwood Development. In addition, a Chick-fil-A restaurant under construction is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2023.

And a 10,980-square-foot retail building is proposed for Unit 1, the last 1-acre parcel, which sold in October.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer