The Carlisle Connectivity Project is one component of an overall redevelopment plan focused the northwest quadrant of the Borough. Between 2008 and 2010, three major manufacturing companies shuttered, leaving thousands unemployed and over 50 acres of vacant property.
The Carlisle Urban Redevelopment Plan’s purpose is to revitalize that section of the Borough, with emphasis on not just businesses, but transportation, stormwater management, recreational opportunities, and workforce.
The largest of these sites, the former IAC/Masland site located along Carlisle Springs Road, is owned by Carlisle Events. The redevelopment project for this site is a public/private collaborative effort with many state and local agencies playing a role. Those involved include the Borough. the Carlisle Area School District, Cumberland County, and the PA Departments of Environmental Protection, Conservation and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development, and Transportation. Ground was officially broken at the site in November of 2017.
This redevelopment project will transform 48 acres of brownfields into a mixed-use development that includes a hotel, restaurants, offices, townhomes and apartments, and car condominiums.
Carlisle Tire and Wheel Site
The former Carlisle Tire & Wheel site is well on its way to development. The old Hollinger Building at the intersection of North College and B Street was transformed into loft apartments on the second and third floors. South Side Deli also opened a new locations in an adjacent portion of the complex. The Sentinel will soon move its operations to the first floor of the building.
Construction continues on townhouses in that area as well, on the northeast side of North College Street between C & D streets. The plan for this site includes 40 townhomes, 12 apartments. the reconnection of C Street between College and Factory Streets, a two-acre park, and a community building.
The former TYCO building, located at North Hanover and Hamilton Streets, is the smallest of the redevelopment sites.
The Real Estate Collaborative LLC, a subsidiary of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation, is working on a redevelopment plan for this area. They are hoping to include a mixed-use space for lodging, retail, food/beverage, office space, and other services. Construction has yet to begin on this site.