Roughly a year after the Pennsylvania State Police moved its Carlisle barracks, which are actually located in South Middleton Township, the old building is up for sale or lease.
As of August 2018, the state police’s Carlisle region headquarters moved to 2 Dunwoody Drive, roughly a half-mile east of its former location at 1538 Commerce Avenue.
The state police cited Cumberland County’s growing population and a subsequent increase in stationed troopers as the reason a newer, larger building was needed. The new facility is 14,371 square feet on a 4.73 acre lot.
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The old facility, roughly 8,000 square feet on a 1.48 acre lot, was built to suit for the state police in 1997 by Oyer Brothers Partnership, which then leased the property to the state.
The building is constructed in such a way that the entire interior could be gutted and re-configured in any way a buyer or new lessor wanted, said Matt Oyer, one the ownership partners.
The site is valued by the county assessment office at $983,200, sitting diagonally from the UPMC-Carlisle Medical Center campus.