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South Middleton Township supervisors lend support to connector road funding

South Middleton Township supervisors have lent their support to a developer’s application for $3 million in state grant funding for a connector between York and Trindle roads. By a 5-0 vote, the supervisors endorsed funding for the project, sought by Steve Rose of RSJ Holdings and Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp. The application is being made to the state Department of Community and Economic Development. RSJ proposes Rose Business Park with retail, commercial and light industrial uses along Trindle Road; and adjacent developer Heritage Village proposes about 400-450 homes and related commercial development. The developers would provide a 30 percent match to the grant. The projects would add about $1.9 million in local tax revenue, and 1,521 jobs, said the township’s letter to DCED and PennDOT. Total economic impact from the projects would be an estimated $108 million. “That connector is needed, and from my perspective, it is needed now,” said Supervisor Tom Faley.  Exits 48 and 49 are partial interchanges on Interstate 81, and the connector would help channel traffic away from congestion at those locations, Faley said. In the past, the township turned down a proposal to phase in the connector as part of the housing development.

 

You can read the entire article here from Pennlive, posted on June 18.

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