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Redevelopment Groundbreaking

Local and state officials participate in a groundbreaking ceremony at the former Carlisle IAC site earlier this month.

Development plans on opposite ends of the borough were approved Thursday by the Carlisle Borough Council.

Chapel Pointe Place, a 12-unit residential site, will be located in the 1000 block of Ritner Highway, roughly across from Knisley’s Pet Center. The townhomes will be owned by Chapel Pointe, and provide independent living for their residents.

The plan did, however, raise concerns about access for emergency services. Councilwoman Robin Guido noted that Ritner Highway sees backlogs, and questioned whether a second emergency access road should be included in the plans.

Public Works Director Mark Malarich said there is no location for the developer to include a second access. The landlocked lot is adjacent to Dickinson College Park to the west and a fully built-out development to the east. The borough has no authority to require adjacent landowners to allow an access road to pass through.

The council also approved plans for the Concours at Carlisle, a luxury automotive condo development to be located at the former Masland/IAC site on the borough’s north side.

The gated community will be at the northeast corner of B Street and Fairground Avenue. Promotional drawings indicate the development will feature 22 units ranging from 1.5 to 3 stories, as well as a private clubhouse. The condos will be available completely fitted-out or as an unfinished shell, and several floor plans are available.

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Carlisle Reporter

Carlisle Reporter for The Sentinel.