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Creek Road Closure

Bridge Construction on SR 2033 Creek Road Over Cedar Run

This notice is to inform Residents that bridge construction will begin on July 6, 2022 for the replacement of the bridge on SR 2033 over Cedar Run in Cumberland County, Lower Allen Township.  As part of this project, Susquehanna Valley Construction will be closing Creek Rd at the bridge location.  This road will be closed until completion of the new bridge.  Susquehanna Valley Construction are scheduled to reopen the road on October 10, 2022.  The detour will be delineated with traffic control signs.  A detour map is attached.  Should Residents have any further questions please contact Matt Miller, Project Manager at 717-324-7211.
Cumberland County Detour Map

Trader Joe’s Coming
to Lower Allen Commons

Press Contact: 

Nakia Rohde                         

Phone: 626-599-2898

E-mail (preferred): nrohde@traderjoes.com

MEDIA ADVISORY

Trader Joe’s Store in Camp Hill to Open March 31st

Grand opening celebration to include ribbon-cutting ceremony and giveaways

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WHAT:  On Thursday, March 31st, Trader Joe’s will open a Camp Hill, Pennsylvania store. The new store is located at 3545 Gettysburg Rd. off Route 15. Moments before doors open at 8am, there will be a brief ceremonial ribbon cutting. Store Captain Jamie Brown – a 14-year veteran of the company—and Trader Joe’s Crew Members will be on hand to welcome customers to their new neighborhood store.The 12,550 square-foot store will be the first Trader Joe’s in the area. Its interior will feature artwork highlighting the Market Street bridge, White-Tailed deer, Roughed grouse, Hemlock trees, and Nittany Lion as a nod to the nearby Harrisburg campus. This will be the ninth Trader Joe’s in Pennsylvania. As a neighborhood grocery store, Trader Joe’s prides itself on hiring where our store is located. All of the Crew Members hired are local to this neighborhood. Hiring efforts are still underway. Anyone interested in applying can visit traderjoes.com/careers for more information.In addition, through the company’s longstanding Neighborhood Shares Program, the new Camp Hill Trader Joe’s will donate 100% of products that go unsold but remain fit to enjoy to a range of non-profit, community-based organizations, seven days a week. 
WHO: Store Captain (manager) Jamie Brown & the Camp Hill Trader Joe’s Crew  
WHEN:  Thursday, March 31, 2022
7:55am – Ceremony begins
8:00am – Store opens for business
  Operating Hours: 8am-9pm daily
WHERE:  Trader Joe’s Camp Hill 
3545 Gettysburg Road
Camp Hill PA 17011
RSVP:  All media interested in attending or covering the grand opening should reach out to the press contact listed above. # # #

About Trader Joe’s:

Trader Joe’s is a national chain of neighborhood grocery stores committed to providing customers outstanding values—the best quality products at the best everyday prices—and a welcoming, rewarding shopping experience. From unique foods and beverages that you won’t find anywhere else to daily staples like milk, eggs, and 19¢ bananas, Trader Joe’s offers a wide selection of both domestic and imported products, all of which have been approved by the Trader Joe’s tasting panel. As a neighborhood grocery store, every Trader Joe’s store donates 100% of products that go unsold but remain fit to enjoy to local food recovery agencies, seven days a week. In 2021, the company was able to donate a total of more than $349 million dollars’ worth of food & beverages—or approximately 63 million meals—to communities across the country.

Trader Joe’s began in 1967 in the Los Angeles area and has since expanded to more than 530 stores in 42 states and Washington, D.C. • Learn more at www.traderjoes.com.

 

PRESS RELEASE

June 24, 2021                                                                                                                                                                      Contact: Erin Trone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                            Assistant Manager
717.975.7575 (ext. 1002)
etrone@latwp.org

Lower Allen Township Announces Trader Joe’s Coming to Lower Allen Commons

Camp Hill, PA- After months of speculation the Lower Allen Township Development Authority is confirming that Trader Joe’s will occupy 12,500 square feet of retail space in Lower Allen Commons, where the former Camp Hill Bon-Ton was located. Trader Joe’s, which is known for providing great, quality products at every day, affordable prices, has more than 500 stores in 42 states, including Washington Dc. The location off Rt. 15 at Lower Allen Drive will mark the first-ever Trader Joe’s store in the mid-state area. Currently, the closest stores are in State College, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Construction is underway, and the store is expected to open in early 2022.

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Rendering of Trader Joe’s in Lower Allen Commons, courtesy KD3 Design Studio, Inc.

The Development Authority purchased the Bon-Ton site in 2019 after the retailer filed for bankruptcy with the intent to redevelop the site to ensure it was not left vacant. Max Stoner, Chairman of the Development Authority, said, “We are glad to bring retail back to the site to strengthen our business community and create a bustling gateway for Lower Allen.”
Alongside Trader Joe’s, there are three other small tenant spaces in the building (Unit 3). A lease has been signed with Sports Clips, a barber shop that specializes in men’s haircare and grooming needs. A letter of intent has been signed with The Good Feet Store which offers orthotics and running shoes. Discussions for the remaining space are on-going with the Development Authority’s broker, Campbell Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
A sales agreement was signed in November of 2019 for SpringHill Suites, a Marriott brand hotel, to be developed on the site (Unit 4), however COVID-19 led to delays. Erin Trone, Assistant Lower Allen Township Manager confirmed that the sales agreement is still in place and is confident the hotel will be constructed in 2022.

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Rendering of SpringHill Suites proposed for Lower Allen Commons

The Development Authority still owns much of the 14-acre site although several parties have expressed interest in purchasing parts or units of the site. The Development Authority has a recorded land development plan for the whole site and is now selling units in a commercial condominium rather than selling the land to a single entity. Burger King and Texas Roadhouse renewed their leases and remain part of Lower Allen Commons, however the units were sold to new owners.  

 

 

 

 

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Stormwater Updates

STORMWATER PROGRAM FEE UPDATE 1-17-19

The Lower Allen Township Board of Commissioners heard a presentation from Arcadis, the Township’s consultant, regarding the Stormwater Fee and Feasibility Study at their regular meeting on October 8, 2018.  Recommendations regarding the Stormwater rate structure were discussed with the Commissioners as well as the Stormwater Management Program scope and budget.

The 5-year Stormwater Program budget is projected to be approximately 1.2 million dollars per year. Most of the money in the budget is allocated to the EPA and PADEP federally-mandated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Compliance requirements. Additional budgeted funds will be spent on stormwater infrastructure maintenance, inspection and replacement as required.

The following rate structure was presented to the Commissioners: Residential properties, including vacant properties, will be billed a flat fee. Non-residential and multifamily units will be billed based upon the impervious area on the property.  An Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) was calculated to equal 3,115 SF.   This number was based upon a digitized study of buildings, sidewalks, and driveways in the Township. To determine the fee per ERU, the total number of ERUs in the Township was calculated and this number was divided by the Stormwater Program costs.  The quarterly stormwater fee for Lower Allen Township properties was presented to the Commissioners as $19 per ERU.

Residential and vacant properties will be billed a flat rate of $19.00 (1 ERU) per quarter. Non-residential and multifamily units will be billed based on the number of ERUs (3,115 SF) that the property has, times the rate of $19/per ERU, per quarter. The chart below illustrates fee examples:

OWNER

SF ERU’s QUARTERLY FEE/ERU

YEARLY FEE

1

Residential Property

Inclusive 1 $19

$76

2

School

337,092 108 $2,052 $8,208

3

Grocery Store

460,753 148 $2,812

$11,248

4

Mall 1,818,727 584 $11,096

$44,384

At the conclusion of the presentation by Arcadis, the Commissioners voted unanimously to advertise an ordinance authorizing the Stormwater Fee.  Ordinance 2018-10 was enacted by the Board of Commissioners on October 22, 2018, authorizing LATSA to enact and collect stormwater fees and to provide a system for collection of the fees for payment to Lower Allen Township to maintain stormwater facilities and fund other stormwater related expenditures.  At their November 1, 2018 regular meeting, LATSA unanimously approved Resolution 2018-A-01, enacting the Stormwater Fee rate of $19.00/ERU to be billed quarterly. A Stormwater Credit and Appeals Policy is being drafted currently and will be reviewed and discussed by the LATSA board at their monthly meetings. 

The initial quarterly Stormwater Fee bills are projected to mailed in April 2019.  If you currently receive a refuse and/or sewer bill, you will see this charge as a separate line item on your bill. If you do not receive a refuse and/or sewer bill, you will now receive a stormwater fee bill from the Township.

Arcadis’s October 8, 2018, presentation is available for review on the Lower Allen Township website:

http://www.latwp.org/wp-content/uploads/Lower-Allen-Stormwater-Fee-Study-Board-Presentation-8Oct2018.pdf. 

Updates on the Stormwater Program and information about the Stormwater Authority will be placed on the Township website (www.latwp.org) and in future issues of the Township News. If you have any questions regarding the fee, stormwater program or the Stormwater Authority, please contact Rebecca Davis, MS4 Coordinator, @ rdavis@latwp.org. or 717-975-7575 ext. 1010.

 

Click Here to fill out the Stormwater Credit Application Form

Click Here to fill out the Stormwater Appeal Form

Click Here to view the Credit and Appeals Policy 

Click Here to view the Stormwater Authority’s Fee Resolution 

Click Here to view the Amendment to the Stormwater Authority Fee Resolution

Click Here to view some Stormwater FAQ’s  

Click Here to view Lower Allen Township’s MS4 Page.  

Click Here to view Lower Allen Township Stormwater Fee Rate Structure

Click Here to view Arcadis Stormwater Fee Study Presentation