A potential tenant checklist of Ephrata Crossings features a Hilton Resort, Jersey Mike’s, Panera Bread, AT&T, Tremendous Cuts, Planet Health and Chipotle.
Whereas Ephrata Township officers stated this week that no updates have been submitted for the Ephrata Crossings retail/business actual property growth and the Lakeside Villas mission, work has progressed steadily and swiftly on each tasks.
In June, the Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors accredited a decision transferring ahead a plan to construct the Ephrata Crossings growth, with outlets, a lodge, and restaurant close to Nice Valley Highway and Route 322.
Ephrata Township Supervisor Steve Sawyer stated Ephrata Crossings mission developer Property Investing and Administration Inc. has not notified the township on any tenant/franchise agreements.
However based on brokerlist.com, Ephrata Crossings — an 83,488 square-foot, new retail procuring mission off the intersection of East Primary Avenue and Nice Valley Highway — has a potential tenant checklist features a Hilton Resort, Jersey Mike’s, Panera Bread, AT&T, Tremendous Cuts, Planet Health and Chipotle.
The final official transfer by Ephrata Township was in June to approve a decision in response to a letter from Robert E. Sisko, an legal professional for PIM, who knowledgeable the township that PIM is the recipient of a $2.2 million grant from the PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund for freeway and sign enhancements associated to the proposed Ephrata Crossing enterprise growth within the township.
Just lately put in stormwater amenities close to Nice Valley Highway and a brand new part of an area street generally known as Quarry Ridge Drive, all owned by PIM might be maintained by Ephrata Township, based on a decision handed in early Might.
Whereas PIM is the grantee and can obtain the $2.2 million, the township is taken into account a bunch municipality and due to that designation, the grant requires that the township “acknowledge its duty” for future upkeep of the non-PennDOT roadway enhancements.
Simply west of the Ephrata Crossings, a number of of the upscale single-family houses are virtually accomplished on the Lakeside Villas growth. That could be a 39-home mission behind Primary Avenue properties going west from Nice Valley Highway.
Actual property web sites checklist the Lakeside Villas properties on the market from $375,000 to $400,000-plus.
It boasts from Lakeside Villas is “positioned simply moments from Route 222 and Route 322, this deliberate group provides distinctive comfort for journey, retail, and recreation…with direct strolling entry to the stunning Ephrata Twp. park.”
It goes on: “The Villas may even be walkable to the thrilling new Ephrata Crossing Retail middle coming in 2020 with a spread of retail/eating/health choices.
The 2 tasks will little question elevate even larger considerations from the group about visitors within the space.
PennDOT has accredited the visitors affect research for the mission, however PIM nonetheless has to supply a duplicate of the PennDOT Freeway Occupancy Allow. The Ephrata Township Planning Fee earlier this yr accredited a zoning ordinance that may restrict indicators to a most peak of 20 toes, as advisable by the Lancaster County Planning Fee. The peak restriction was made with regard to deliberate indicators at Ephrata Crossing.
Plans are for the 16.2-acre Ephrata Crossings lot to be divided into six land parcels of various sizes. The deliberate lodge might be 16,750 sq. toes, with 111 parking areas.
Additionally deliberate is a essential 20,000-square-foot business constructing; three retail constructing at 2,400-, four,200-, and seven,500-square-foot with 206 parking areas. There’s a deliberate four,050 square-foot restaurant with 77 parking areas; and two extra eating places at 1,650, three,925-square-foot, a 28-space parking part; and four,300-square-foot financial institution constructing and 22 parking areas.
There may be additionally one other 2,030-square-foot retail constructing; and huge 20,000-square-foot retail house with 88 parking areas.
In associated information, PennDOT up to date its deliberate “Diverging Diamond Interchange” (DDI) enchancment that had been tentatively scheduled to start out on the Routes 322/222 interchanges within the spring of 2020.
PennDOT spokesman Michael Crochunis stated Tuesday that the contractor bidding course of will start subsequent month (Sept. 26).
“A ‘Discover To Proceed’ is often issued inside a number of months, say mid-November,” he stated. “The mission ought to be accomplished someday in late-Spring of 2022.”
Below the Dverging Diamond design, drivers coming from both path on 322 might be directed by a visitors sign to cross onto the opposite aspect of the street earlier than the 222 overpass.
That may enable anybody merging onto 222 North or South to make a left flip straight onto the on-ramp, with out crossing visitors. Likewise, drivers exiting 222 onto 322 in both path will have the ability to merge left or proper with out crossing visitors.
Patrick Burns is information editor of The Ephrata Overview. He welcomes your questions and feedback and will be reached at email@example.com or at 717-721-4455