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Legacy Park sketch plans

Landmark Homes' Sketch plan for the Legacy Park Development on the Hess Farm Tract in Mechanicsburg.

The buzz surrounding Landmark’s Legacy Park in Mechanicsburg is growing now that there’s visible activity at the site and a key business announced for the commercial part of the development.

Randy Brewbaker, sales manager for the community, has been taking reservations for homes out of the sales trailer that’s now onsite. Several lots have been reserved for single family homes and work has started on the first two buildings of the planned town houses.

“We’re hoping to be able to have some people in probably by the end of this year,” he said.

Mechanicsburg Borough Council approved the final land development plan for Legacy Park Phase I last April. The first of an anticipated eight phases that will take 10 years to finish, Phase I includes the construction of 325 units that will include town houses and single-family homes.

The entire plan includes 683 homes and roughly 26,000 square feet of commercial and retail business space on 185 acres on the Hess Farm tract.

Wolf Brewing Co. recently announced it would build a taproom as part of the commercial component of the project, and Brewbaker said there have been other inquiries about the commercial area for which construction is expected to begin this year.

“We’re actively working with the borough to get all that worked out now. We’d like to be able to start the commercial spot,” he said.

New traffic signals are being installed along South Market Street, which borders the Legacy Park development. Signals will be located at East and West Winding Hill Road, at the entrance to Allen Distribution and at Shepherdstown Road.

The signals come alongside dedicated lane improvements on both South Market Street and Cumberland Parkway, according to the Upper Allen Township website.

The signals are expected to be activated this year.

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Carlisle Reporter

Carlisle Reporter for The Sentinel.