State funds to help two mixed-use projects in Cumberland County

The Wolf administration has awarded grants to clean up two industrial sites in Cumberland County that are being developed for offices, stores and other uses.

The environmental remediation grants, totaling roughly $280,000, are going to the Real Estate Collaborative, a subsidiary of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp.

The collaborative is using the state money for projects in Carlisle and Shippensburg. 

The collaborative received $231,709 to clean up a former Tyco manufacturing facility in Carlisle. The organization secured the three-acre site at 759 N. Hamilton St. last year and plans to ready it for commercial redevelopment.

The plan is to demolish the roughly 60,000-square-foot building and replace it with commercial office, retail and entertainment space. The collaborative received nearly $2.9 million from the state earlier this year for the project.

The Tyco redevelopment would complement a massive overhaul of the nearby Masland/IAC site at Carlisle Springs Road and Fairground Avenue.

At that location is a 48-acre industrial brownfield site that was the former home of International Automotive Components, also known as the Masland site. The new construction, led by car show producers Carlisle Events, will include a hotel, car condominiums, a restaurant, retail and office space and a three-acre public park with trails.

In Shippensburg Township, the REC was approved for a $48,855 grant to clean up the former Domestic Castings site on North Queen Street. Once remediated, the site will be redeveloped into a mixed residential, office and retail property with five new structures.

The two Cumberland County grants were part of a broader announcement that included nine other grants for projects in Allegheny, Berks, Blair, Erie and Montgomery counties.

The grants are from the Industrial Sites Reuse Program operated by the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

Jason Scott
Jason Scott covers state government, real estate and construction, media and marketing, and Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jscott@cpbj.com.

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