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Borough of Spring Grove: Update regarding borough property at 50 North East Street

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June 06, 2018

On May 7, 2018, Spring Grove Borough Council held a public meeting to discuss the future of the community building located at 50 North East Street. Roughly sixty individuals were in attendance and voiced their concerns while providing discussion regarding the Borough’s ongoing maintenance and growing concerns regarding the property. After reviewing the input, Borough Council has decided to execute a proposal from CORE Design to conduct a feasibility study of the building. This will provide an analysis of the existing building by assessing the structural condition, utility & mechanical systems, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, a market-use analysis, and options for future-use. In addition, a rendering of potential future-use along with a Preliminary Estimate of Probable Costs will be provided. This information will allow the Borough to better understand and address the condition of the structure while comprehending the financial impacts involved, both seen and unforeseen. The current organizations and tenants occupying the building can also be assured that leases will be renewed for 2019 - a large concern highlighted at the public meeting. The Borough is committed to being good financial stewards to our taxpayers, and we believe this will allow us to better understand the complexity of this issue while trying to best preserve a community resource. The findings of the feasibility study will be made public after completion, and we will be seeking more input from our residents at that time. We appreciate the community’s input and patience as we tackle this complicated issue.

Sincerely, 
Spring Grove Borough Council

 


Contact:
John McLucas, Director of Community Development
(717) 225-5791 x4