Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New Problems for Straban!

We had a comment on the previous post that we felt significant enough to post in the body here.

Here is the quote from a person known as STANDstraban:

Did anyone catch the articles in the Gburg Times just before Thanksgiving re: BIg Dig....Big Secrets Well after a little digging, I found out that Wal-Mart does plan to erect a Supercenter on the Sheler Road/Route 30 site across from Sheetz. Not only Sprawl Mart, but also a Lowe's and other big box stores which total about 500,000 square feet of new retail. The developers, Faison, from North Carolina have quietly requested a zoning hearing board meeting for January 15 to start their plans for this massive development; If any Strabanites believe this will bring too much traffic and other problems, they should contact STANDstraban@gmail.com for more information.
We find this interesting but not surprising, as the preparations have been long underway. The infrastructure of the property, water and sewer lines, and road access have been under construction for many months. It hasn't ever looked like much, but this will likely go up in a hurry.

We hope it is not too late. And we wonder what WalMart has in mind for its current location. Can you imagine, Target and WalMart right next to each other. Its starting to look more and more like Hanover, Lancaster, York, and Carlisle every day.

Question: How many light changes will it take to get through the 30/15 interchange once WalMart and Lowes and Target are in place? And don't forget S&A Homes will be tearing out all those trees on the west side of 15 between 30 and 116 so they can slap up more of their high density housing!


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STANDstraban said...

If a new Wal-Mart Supercenter goes into this site, then the old one will just set empty. Target is already planning to go in next to the Giant. Who else would go into that big a building. Wal-Mart is notorious for holding old buildings to keep competitors out.

In terms of lights, how will thousands of cars cram down Shealer Road to get into this massive shopping center?

GettysBLOG said...

I'm betting the Sam's Club goes into the old Walmart Location.

I'm also betting we get either a Lowes, or a Home Depot, and maybe a fabric store. Staples may move to the new center, and look for something like a Circuit City or Best Buy. Of course, a chain restaurant or two. I'm guessing Red Lobster and Olive Garden.

Hanover, York, Frederick, Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Camp Hill...all will feel it if they add stores like these.

Oh, the traffic, and the water! The Strabaddies never met a patch of green they wouldn't sell their souls to pave over.


Anonymous said...

My Two Cents:

Cumberland Twp has long been out of control. Now we have elected one of the supervisors who "helped the developers" in Cumberland Twp as our County Commissioner.

Obviously, no one is listening . . .

Not only is the "sprawl" out of control but no one is taking into account the lack of resources - water, being the main one.

Hopefully the "Implant ( as I call those newly to the area )" we have sitting in the vacant supervisor seat, will work for the people and stop the tax increases, sewer increases, and terrible sprawl with no regard to resources.

Last comment is on the BJ's, Walmart Super Center, and Lowes in Straban: the East side of town has become a monstrosity, but at least those newly proposed stores have been long needed in this area.