ANTRIM TOWNSHIP – On August 17, 2020, the Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded a $375,942 grant from its PA Small Water and Sewer Program to the Antrim Township Municipal Authority for the Greenmount Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure Collection System Expansion.
The grant funding will support the installation of 5,785 linear feet (LF) of sanitary sewer force main along Greenmount Road to provide sewer service to a developable tract in the Township’s Industrial Zone. The extension will allow for future collection system expansion and will ultimately support additional development in this prime industrial growth area.
Roger Nowell, Antrim Township Utilities Director stated, “We are pleased to hear of the grant award. The proposed project will help us to expand our system while doing it in partnership with a private developer. The grant award will help make that happen and encourage future projects in the area.”
The Township has seen explosive levels of development off Exit 3 of I-81 and there is significant opportunity for development at Exit 1 off I-81. While developable properties at this intersection are appropriately zoned for the targeted end-uses, a lack of adequate infrastructure is directly impeding that growth. The proposed project, being advanced in collaboration with a developer, will further prepare the area for development in response to market demands. The developer is currently launching a phased approach to the development of two industrial-zoned parcels totaling approximately 110 acres along Greenmount Road and Mason Dixon Road in the Township. Phase I (on the larger of the two parcels) contemplates the construction of nearly 1,000,000 square feet of warehousing space, while Phase II will include an additional 400,000 SF of logistics uses on the remaining parcel.
Senator Judy Ward commented, “Interstate 81 is one of the main arteries of commerce on the East Coast, and Antrim Township is uniquely situated for the warehousing and logistics industry. As a result, the Township is experiencing a surge in distribution-related development. I am thrilled to work with the public and private partners involved in this job creating effort and will continue to support the infrastructure development required to make it a reality.”
Representative Paul Schemel remarked, “This project is critical to realizing not only the economic benefits of the proposed development along Greenmount Road, but for those developments that will follow in the future. Creating this infrastructure now will more readily facilitate growth and employment opportunities for generations to come.”
Brad Fulton, who represents the Developer, 2017 Greenmount Road, LLC, offered: “I would like to thank Senator Ward and Representative Schemel. Without their valuable advocacy, challenging projects like this one would not come to fruition.”
The Small Water and Sewer grant award was one of 276 awards made in the state, and one of only two in Franklin County.
CONTACT: Roger Nowell, Antrim Township Utilities Director (717) 597-3818