HARRISBURG –Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) today announced a $2.5 million grant and $3.75 million low-interest loan has been awarded to the Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA) for Phase II of the Oakwood Hills Development in Upper Allen Township.
The funding comes from the Business in Our Sites Program under the Commonwealth Financing Authority. This state-funded initiative empowers communities to attract growing and expanding businesses by helping to build an inventory of ready sites.
“This is a unique project approved by the Upper Allen Township commissioners that will benefit the community and nearby Messiah College,” Delozier said. “This particular portion of the development will enable new business, such as a medical facility, bank, restaurants and a hotel. Already under construction is a residential component. I’m pleased the state was able to assist with making this plan a reality for our area.”
CCIDA has partnered with Rider Musser Development to create a multi-phase, mixed-use development, which is expected to take more than a decade to complete. This funding package will help pay for excavating and grading, stormwater conveyance and management, installation of utilities, water and sewer systems, paving, and landscaping on an almost 53-acre portion of the property for commercial development. When completed, the project is anticipated to bring in more than 500 new jobs.
The 88th Legislative District in Cumberland County includes Lower Allen and Upper Allen townships and the boroughs of Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg, New Cumberland, Shiremanstown and Wormleysburg.
Representative Sheryl Delozier
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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